The essential Mixed Age class is one that a child attends from birth through age 5. Following the recommendations of child development researchers, this class offers family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating the older children who are working on singing in tune and keeping a steady beat. The 45-minute class includes a range of musical experiences, from playful free-movement to instrumental jam sessions, where each child participates at their own level: singing, moving, listening, watching, or exploring instruments.
This class provides for a variety of adult-child interactive activity and offers new ways to play musically at home. 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.