Our Programs

Music can have a huge impact on the life of a child, not only as an enjoyable activity, but as a stepping stone to intellectual and emotional development. So whether you have a baby, a toddler, or a big kid, Tot Music has a class for you! Descriptions for all of our programs appear below, and we urge you to contact us if you have any questions!

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Music Together®

 Music Together® is an innovative music program developed by the Center for Music in Young Children® specifically for infants through pre-school age children. In our 45 minute class, we provide opportunities for children to experiment with music through songs, movement, chants and instrument play, with the emphasis on the process (and fun!!) of creating music, rather than on performance. In addition, we provide some very special bonding time! Each of the song collections used in class includes a wide variety of musical styles, tonalities and rhythms to provide a rich environment for children and their care-givers to grow musically.

 

Music Together - Babies Class

Music Together - Babies Class is all the best of our mixed-age Music Together classes, but specially designed for babies! Developing your baby's natural musicality will open the door to a world of possibility, not only for music learning, but for all learning. The early months are so important to this process, which is why Music Together offers a one-semester Babies Class for families with infants from birth through eight months of age. In this class, the activities are specifically designed to teach you how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with your baby through music, using methods such as "purposeful touch," "sound-layering," "dancing for baby," etc. And since our Babies Class uses the same song collections as our other classes, you will experience a seamless transition as your baby grows into our mixed-age classes.

(Please note: because our Babies Class focuses on bringing music to non-mobile infants, we must ask that older siblings do not attend this class. If you have an older sibling, we encourage you to sign up for one of our mixed-age Music Together classes. Your older child will be involved and active, and your teacher will assist you in bringing musical learning to your infant. We find that infants gain a great deal by watching older children make music!)

 

Drums Alive!

Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience, Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive is a workout for the entire body - mind and spirit - combining aerobic movements with the powerful beats and rhythms of the drums. This fun, innovative program is appropriate for adults and older children (ages 12 & up) of any fitness level. Studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health show us that drumming: ● Reduces tension, anxiety and stress ● Helps control chronic pain ● Boosts the immune system and accelerates physical healing ● Releases negative feelings, blockages and emotional trauma ● Induces deep relaxation and lowers blood pressure. Join a class and experience how it provides an element of fun and creative expression!

Drums Alive! (single class)

Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience, Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive is a workout for the entire body - mind and spirit - combining aerobic movements with the powerful beats and rhythms of the drums. This fun, innovative program is appropriate for adults and older children (ages 12 & up) of any fitness level. Studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health show us that drumming: ● Reduces tension, anxiety and stress ● Helps control chronic pain ● Boosts the immune system and accelerates physical healing ● Releases negative feelings, blockages and emotional trauma ● Induces deep relaxation and lowers blood pressure. Join a class and experience how it provides an element of fun and creative expression!

Holiday Pajama Jam!

 

Join us for our annual Holiday Pajama Jam! This year's event will be virtual, with a suggested donation of $5 per family. Zoom info will be emailed out to all registrants prior to the event. Join us as we dance and sign to celebrate the holiday season!