Music Together Big Kids®® Classes
Music Together Big Kids® is a 60-minute class
geared to the interests and abilities of 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds. The
program blends the elements of Music Together® that parents and children
love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are
developmentally appropriate for this age group.
Big Kids classes lay the foundation for Basic Music
Literacy, complementing music instruction in school or instrument
lessons, and leading to a lifetime of joyful music-making. The
curriculum includes solfège, solos and ensembles, folk dances, harmony
singing, vocal development, and drumming. In a safe, fun environment,
your child can experiment with new activities like conducting and
improvisation, story songs, and game songs.
Parent attendance is welcome but not required. Each
family receives a Big Kids songbook, CD, solfège cards, and HomePlay
activities, so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning
at home and parents can stay connected with what the child is learning
- Music Together Big Kids® (MTBK) is for 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds.
We have learned that children under 5 usually don’t have readiness in
one of more of the social/emotional/cognitive areas necessary to do the
MTBK work even if they have the music readiness (i.e. BMC).
- Music Together Big Kids provides a cumulative learning sequence:
over time (a recommended minimum of three semesters, with six or more
preferred) children develop their capacity to respond to music as
listeners, as learners and as music-makers.
- The classes are 60-minutes long.
- Parent participation is optional. Parents (or another caregiver) should plan to attend their
child’s first class so they can better understand the program. Many children of this age are ready for more independence in the
classroom, so parent attendance in each Big Kids class is welcome but
not required the entire semester.
- Younger siblings should not attend due to the
structure of the Big Kids class. However, parents AND younger siblings
are welcome and encouraged to join the last ten minutes of every class.
What’s in class…
- Structured activities such as conducting, game
songs, solo and ensemble experiences, improvisation, movement,
music-reading readiness, and solfège to name just a few.
- Activities satisfy both the fun-loving and
challenge-ready natures of 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds and provide
opportunities for leadership, confidence building, social interactions
- Mixed-stage approach means that children’s
individual temperaments, learning styles, and developmental stage are
honored and participation is choice-based. Children this age are ready
to learn about being a part of a group, about taking turns, and about
What you get…
- For each of the nine Music Together song collections families receive:
– Family Songbook
– set of HomePlay pages
– set of Tonal Solfège cards
– 2 CDs