What makes a Generations class special?
In Music Together® Generations classes, teachers and families foster meaningful musical relationships across the ages, as “Musical Grandfriends” join the music-making circle. Expanding the class community in this way enriches the experience for families and makes these classes some of the most satisfying to teach.
Regardless of age, spirits are lifted, learning across multiple domains is stimulated, and meaningful connections are made. Children and families, especially those without extended family nearby, discover the value of intergenerational relationships and become more comfortable engaging with older adults. Elder participants enjoy witnessing children’s joyful music-making and find a sense of purpose in being a part of young children’s learning, which combats isolation and depression. The partner facility is grateful to be able to offer a cutting-edge, high-quality intergenerational program to its residents. A win-win for all!
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Enriching your family life with quality programs in music, fitness, art and dance
What is a Mixed-Age Class?
The mixed-age family music class is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth to kindergarten (0–5 years) and throughout all nine song collections. Mixed-age classes follow recommendations by child development researchers: Grouping children of a variety of ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together.
Each child can participate at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome and encouraged to participate in this fun and important family music experience.
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Rideau Place Retirement Residence 550 Wilbrod St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M3
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Cost for the 8 week session:
$140 which includes all materials
Siblings $50, siblings under 9 months are free
**Families of those living in the retirement residence get $25 off tuition.
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Payment due by or on first day of class
and 10:30am- 11:15am
10 week session
Cost for the 10 week session:
$160 including materials
Registrations are handled by the Ottawa Community Activities Group.
Aspire and Achieve offers family music classes for children birth-age 5 and the adults who love them. These interactive, research-based classes are designed to expose your child to a rich, balanced musical diet, and teach parents and caregivers how to be musical role models for their children.
The program rotates through 9 song collections over a 3-year period, so you and your child learn new songs every semester. With songs from a wide variety of musical traditions, and in several languages, you are sure to find a favourite song in each exciting collection!
In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes materials for you to use at home, digital downloads, access to the online Family Music Zone, a family newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas and more...
Contact us today to set up a free demo. See for yourself why Music Together is the best class to nurture your child's musical growth.