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!
What is Music Together®?
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!
Enrolled families will receive a songbook, two cd's and a code to access the Music Together's Family Music Zone! To access the Family Music Zone, you'll will create an account at MusicTogether.com using the code found on the inside back cover of the CD booklet. There you will be able to download all of the songs from the collection.
Classes also include parent education to help you understand and enhance your child's music development. Families will also receive a quarterly e-newsletter and access to the national informative website. New families receive a DVD and booklet, "Music Together At Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically"; a guide for parents and caregivers. As well as a reusable shopping bag (new families only).
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. See what families are saying about us...
Winter 2018 class details:
$160 including materials
Siblings $85, siblings under 9 months are free
FREE Demo classes this week!
~Wednesday,Jan. 17th at 10am
~Friday, Jan. 19th at 10am
in New Edinburgh
Old Town Hall
61 Main Street
Ottawa ON K1S 1B3
Bring a friend and if they join you get $25 off your tuition*
*Applicable to the Generations classes only
City View Retirement Community
151 Meadowlands Dr. West
Nepean, ON K2G 2S3
8 week session
Jan. 24th - March 21st
(no class March 7th)
We offer two types of Music Together® classes; Mixed-Age classes and Generations classes.
Governor's Walk Retirement Residence
150 Stanley Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1M 2J7
8 week session
Jan. 26th - March 23rd
(no class Feb. 23rd)
$140 including materials
Siblings $50, siblings under 9 months are free
Families of those living in the retirement
residence get $25 off tuition.
Winter 2018 dates and times:
10 week session
Jan.6th - March 24th
(no classes Feb. 17th or Feb. 24th)
Saturdays 9:30am – 10:15am
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.