Newborns are exquisitely prepared for all musical experiences. Research has shown that as early as 3 weeks old a baby can coo and match pitch. They can't speak yet, but it's fascinating that they can sing, match pitch and already express rhythm with moving their hands, feet, bounce, and can sing on the resting tone. Their sense of hearing is already well developed when they are born and they come out ready and wired to receive and make music and we have so much fun in our classes.
In our Babies class, grownups will get to enjoy a group of other newborns with their caregivers making music together, learning beautiful songs & movements to sing to their babies in class and at home enjoying music all week long. They create a special bond in our classes with their baby and with all the other families in our classes. We sing, dance and play with instruments such as eggs, scarves, jingle bells, parachutes, sticks and resonator bells. Each family will receive a CD and a beautifully illustrated accompanying music book, as well as access to a website for more music activities and digital copies of the music.
Every child’s development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Because the early months are so important, Music Together offers two options for babies. Babies eight months and younger at the time of registration may attend a Mixed-Age class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older brother or sister.
Babies may also take this special Babies class offered as a one-semester introduction to Music Together (this class cannot be repeated). The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.