Class Descriptions

Family Music Together® Classes
  • Fully trained, registered Music Together teachers lead groups of six to twelve children and their parents or caregivers (nannies, babysitters, grandparents, or relatives) in forty-five minutes of music and movement experiences.
  • Each weekly class offers a dozen songs and rhythmic rhymes, including fingerplays, small- and large-movement activities, and instrument play.
  • Children and their adults have opportunities to create and improvise—making up new words to songs, offering movement ideas, making silly sounds, and sharing musical ideas from the family's play at home
  • The relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented classroom setting respects and supports the unique learning styles, developmental levels, and temperaments of all participants, creating a strong sense of community.
  • Each semester, families receive a beautifully illustrated songbook with family activity suggestions, a CD of the semester's songs, a code for digital dowloads, and the "Hello Everybody" app.
  • Family Classes for children age 0-6 and their adult caregivers.
  • Classes have up to 12 enrolled children (and their grown-ups) -However, due to COVID-19, classes in-person outdoors will be between 3 and 5 families max in order to maintain social distancing.
  • Classes are designed to achieve basic tonal and rhythm competence through playful movement, songs and rhymes.

Important information: Please click here for more info about the online classes and the in-person outdoors classes for the Summer semester 2020

 

 

Our latest offering:

Canta y Baila Conmigo® Online “Family Playground

The CyBC online Family Playground is a new format for ALL of us. The following is some information that we hope will be helpful as you prepare to enjoy this session with us. Remember that there is NO homework, NO pressure, and certainly NO specific expectations about how you use the material. The following is meant to help you understand our intent for the content. You will decide what the Playground experience will look like for your family.

Our Family Playground model is based on “Playdates” released twice a week, where you and your child will find sing-along videos, language lessons, off-screen activities and other little treasures. We have decided to make this a “drip” product, meaning the content is not released all at once. Instead, we hope the twice a week model helps you create a predictable family schedule (children thrive on routine), as well as excitement and anticipation as you wait for future modules to open up.

One advantage of being invited into your home is that, in addition to our developmentally appropriate content for our kids age 0-5, we can offer goodies for older siblings (especially Pre-K to Grade 2) as well as formal language mini-lessons geared to anyone over the age of 5.

Please remember that while our sing-along videos are OK for kids to re-watch by themselves, their purpose is to create a shared experience between them and an adult in the home. The real- life involvement and guidance of YOU, the grown-up (or perhaps even a teenage sibling), is what will make the experience truly meaningful for your child.

If you have babies at home, they are at their most receptive stages for both music and language! Remember that your voice is the most beautiful and important sound in their lives. Enjoy the recordings and challenge yourself to learn a new tune or two to sing to your child. We will guide you throughout the session with specific ideas on how to interact with your infant to pre-walker to make the most of this beautiful time.

The additional printable activities released with the playdates are great for preschool-aged kids with some help, or K-1 kids with a little more independence.

We are also excited to bring you short video Spanish lessons for anyone over 4 or 5 years old interested in learning Spanish formally. (Remember younger children acquire language in context so they do not need formal teaching. That is what our sing-alongs and live classes are for!) The language in the lessons will come from the songs in the collection. This will allow you, the parent, to enjoy the program more fully along with your child.

A note about SCREEN TIME: For those of you concerned about too much screen time for your child, rest assured that NOT ALL SCREEN TIME IS THE SAME. While passive consumption of media has been shown to be detrimental to young minds, what we are creating here is different. We CAN make video work for us in positive ways when it facilitates human connection and creative interaction. As part of our Playdates we will offer ideas, games and challenges to extend play and exploration beyond the screen.

Finally, as always, remember to listen to your music and use your songbook, whether it’s the physical book or the online version. Our joint experience during the session will based on the content we share from the De colores spring collection!

On behalf of the entire CyBC Family, we thank you for bringing us into your homes this session. Now, let’s sing and dance! - Ahora, ¡a cantar y a bailar!

Online family Music Together classes

One weekly interactive virtual class on Zoom (Mondays at 4:30 or Sundays at noon), plus weekly mini-classes available to watch anytime, a bonus interactive class with Devi Bricker former director of FamJam Santa Fe (You're in for a treat-yay!), a dance party on Zoom open to relatives, two show and tell events, and other educational videos on our private Facebook Live group "Harmonic Kids/FamJam" and more! All videos will also be available directly on the Harmonickids.com portal for all enrolled families - so no need to get on Facebook if you prefer not to!

Family Music classes in-person outdoors ABQ

6 weekly 45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences--developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers--regardless of their own musical ability.

Each main semester includes a professional recording with new songs on CD including rhythm chants, play-alongs, tonal and rhythm patterns, and a beautifully illustrated songbook, plus the "Hello Everybody" app!  Songs are also available online with registration for those without a CD player :)

Bonus class: join the dance party on Zoom!

Canta y Baila Conmigo! Online Family Playground

Canta y Baila Conmigo® is a Spanish language and culture program with dual, complementary goals of music development and Spanish acquisition. It is both a music class in Spanish and a family language immersion experience. Children and adults learn language naturally and organically through the music activities, song lyrics, and the interactions in class. Now proud to be a part of the Music Together® early childhood family of programs.

Start your bilingual journey here!

Comes with its own beautiful bilingual Family Songbook with accompanying music CD, and digital download and streaming option. Each family receives a set of these materials every semester, so that the learning and grooving can continue at home and beyond.

In-person and online!

You get it all! All the online and in-person offerings!