Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester offers three different Music Together program choices for children from birth to 8 years (scroll down for class specific summaries):
Class / Program
|Music Together® – Mixed Age (MT-MA)||Birth to 5 years|
|Music Together® – Rhythm Kids (MT-RK)||Ages 5, 6, 7 and 8; K-2|
|Music Together® – Big Kids (MT-BK)||Ages 5, 6 and 7; K-2|
|Music Together for Special Learners (MT-SL)||Ages 5 to 10|
Your baby will be truly responsive to music even before they’re born! As an expectant parent, now’s the time to start on the pathway of music development for your newborn that will allow them to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality.
You don’t have to know how to walk or talk to enjoy a song. Your baby is ready to make some music! Read more about Music Together’s one-semester Babies Class, specifically created for parents with newborns under eight months old.
The Music Together program allows your toddler to learn in a playful environment that is musically rich and always supportive of their learning style and stage of development.
A rich music and movement program develops not only music skills, but also skills essential for a well-rounded education. Your preschooler can get that—and more!—with Music Together, either as part of one of our family classes or when the Music Together In School curriculum is adopted by their school or childcare center.
Big Kids and Rhythm Kids. They’re still kids—but they’re bigger. They have minds of their own and they know what they like. That’s what these classes are all about. Music Together Big Kids® and Rhythm Kids are classes geared to the interests and abilities of 5- to 8-year olds.
Music is in everyone. Our ears, our voices, our movements—these are tools for self-expression that boost confidence and lay the foundation for music-learning and all learning. And that’s all that children with special needs require to take part in Music Together.
Each of Music Together’s nine song collections contains 25 songs. Music Together’s songs are unique, not only for their wide variety of tonalities, meters, and musical styles but also for their outstanding arrangements—which appeal to both children and their grownups.
This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age four through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.
Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregiver—parent, grandparent, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.
Music Together Big Kids is a music and movement class especially developed for your five- to seven-year-old’s abilities and needs.
Music Together for Special Learners is an integrated class for children with and without special needs that accommodates children who have developmental delays by extending the upper age limit. It also accommodates children who wish to continue the Music Together experience beyond the age of five. The class curriculum is based upon the mixed age class format.
Already completed all 9 song collections before the age of five?
Music Together recommends that you continue to enroll your child. Because of the rapid shifts taking place in a young child’s development (physical and cognitive), a child at the age of three or four will experience (and learn) a song collection the second time around (two or three years later) much differently than, say, a child at the age of one.
* Child must be no younger than the specified age range as of the first day of the first month during which the class begins each semester or session.