Every child and every family is unique, and Prelude is delighted to offer a wide variety of Music Together® class experiences. Take a moment to review each class description, and if you need help deciding which one is right for your child, give us a call at (832) 803-7701 — We're happy to help!
(birth through age 5)
Each week in Music Together Mixed-age Family Class at Prelude Music Classes, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the grownups who love them gather for 45 minutes of fun-filled family music time. Your teacher will lead you and the other families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions (with child-friendly instruments, of course!). It's so much fun you won't realize how much learning is taking place!
You'll take home the award-winning music used in class, along with an illustrated songbook and other resources. As you discover new ways to play with music all week long, you'll be supporting your child's music-learning and overall development---even if you don't think of yourself as a great singer or dancer.
Why mixed ages?
Child development researchers discovered that grouping children of different ages in one class encourages natural, family-style learning, so Music Together developed the Mixed-Age Music Class. In this class, everyone participates at their own levels: babies vocalize, listen and observe; toddlers play and experiment; preschoolers build confidence as they emerge as classroom leaders. Grownups are happy because everyone can come to class together!
Try A Free Mixed-Age Music Class
Babies Class - Birth to 8 months only
(Birth to 8 months only)
The one-semester Music Together Babies Class was created especially for families with infants under nine months old. You might be wondering what your newborn could possibly take away from a music class and how old they have to be before they can benefit. It's never too early to start making music! Your little one is a natural-born music-maker, ready to start learning music at birth.
Maybe you'be noticed that your baby responds when you play a song in the car or sing to soothe him. Babies are naturally musical-- and you don't have to be a great singer or dancer yourself to nurture their love of music.
As in everything, you are your baby's first and best teacher. In this music class for babies, your Music Together teacher will show you how you can Support your baby's music development through simple and fun activities. You'll learn lots of music ways to connect with your little one through music, and you'll bond with the other new parents in your class, too.
Try A Free Babies Music Class
Canta y Baila Conmigo®
(Birth to 5 years)
Canta y Baila Conmigo™ is a unique program that combines music education and language immersion. With Canta y Baila Conmigo™ you and your child will be transported as you sing, dance and play to the irresistible sounds and rhythms of Spanish speaking cultures. Designed for beginners and native speakers alike, Canta y Baila Conmigo™ creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience.
Una clase para niños hasta los 5 años acompañados por un adulto. Esta clase está diseñada para fomentar tanto el desarrollo del idioma español como la destreza cultural de los niños a través de canciones infantiles y música tradicional de España y Latinoamérica. Es ideal para familias bilingües que buscan un ámbito auténtico donde compartir en español con sus niños así como con otros miembros de la comunidad hispanoparlante.
Try a Free Canta y Baila Conmigo Class
Spanish - Music Together con Español
This fall, enroll in Music Together® con Español and try algo nuevo—something new! Music Together con Español is a bilingual English/Spanish version of the Music Together mixed-age class you know and love. The songs in this fall’s Fiddle Song Collection have been recorded in a mixture of English and Spanish, which you’ll take home on a CD and also be able to access online. And, in addition to your weekly classes and the bilingual recording, you’ll receive the new English-language illustrated songbook, a booklet with the Spanish lyrics, and a family newsletter with more at-home music-making ideas that can hacer que cada día sea más divertido—make every day more fun!
This is a mixed-age class (birth to 5) that takes place at senior living facilities and includes the residents at the facility. These classes create a joyful connection among generations and engage the residents' minds and bodies. The classes are beneficial for staying mentally and physically alert and stir up cherished musical memories for the elderly participants. The classes also inspire the facility staff members to weave music into every day interactions with the elders. The classes help those Prelude families who do not have grandparents in town by providing weekly interactions with the residents who become an extended family to our Prelude Families! Each weekly 45-minute class includes songs, chants, dancing and instrument play. The residents are invited to sit in a circle around the Prelude families and participate in any way they are able and to join in on the fun and music making.
Rhythm Kids Level I (ages 4-5)
Level I (ages 4 - 5)
For children from preK through second grade, Rhythm Kids® by Music Together is the music and move-ment program where children explore rhythm through drumming, singing, and dancing to a combination of Music Together songs specifically adapted for their age and new music inspired from around the world. Classes are led by our trained teachers, and children continue learning outside of class with our proprietary interactive videos.
Taught in two levels, one for four- and five-year-olds and one for kindergarteners through second graders, Rhythm Kids completes the early childhood music development path from birth through age 8, including music pre-literacy. Children learn to drum, sing, move to new rhythms, work in ensembles, conduct, and improvise. Through dynamic music games and activities, they develop skills like recognizing and playing patterns and soloing, they develop timing, coordination, listening skills and self-expression, and they build self-confidence and social abilities.
Sign up to visit a class on our Demo Scheduler
Rhythm Kids Level II (ages 5-9)
Level II (ages 5-9)
In Rhythm Kids® classes, students explore rhythm by playing with music from around the world. Music Together–trained teachers lead dynamic classroom activities designed especially for early elementary students/preschoolers, and the discovery continues at home with the interactive Rhythm Kids videos, easily viewable on our app. As they drum, sing, and move to new rhythms, children naturally build musicality that helps them prepare for formal music lessons. Opportunities to solo, work in ensembles, and improvise support social and listening skills, self-expression, and self-confidence.
Sign up to visit a class on our Demo Scheduler.
Guitar for Grownups
Our guitar class for grownups is designed for parents and caregivers of children currently enrolled in Music Together classes at Prelude Music Classes. In these 60-minute classes, you will learn to play songs from our current song collection so you can have even more fun with your child making music at home! Enjoy building your skills and developing your muscianship in an easy, relaxed setting with other parents of little music-makers. Class participants will receive a workbook and must bring their own guitar, capo, and tuner.
Take the first steps toward making beautiful music with your child and sign up for a Guitar Class at Prelude Music Classes today!
Music and Mindfulness Camp (ages 5-9)
Prelude Music Classes is thrilled to begin a Music and Mindfulness camp this summer for children ages 5 to 9. This is a unique camp experience for children who are interested in learning how to play the violin and ukulele. Many children who attend camp decide after a week if they want to continue private study. This is a great way to introduce a child to playing an instrument for the first time. All campers will have a daily group violin and ukulele lesson, will practice rhythm and tonal work through drumming, song and dance. Every day, we will have a craft activity to inspire mindfulness as a general practice. Our camp will start and end with breathing exercises. We will have fun singing, dancing, drumming, and playing instruments! We will also practice gratitude, breathing exercises, and make crafts that will calm the mind, help with focus, and will help children reflect on kindness for each other and their family members.
Camp is limited to 10 children. Come during the hottest hours of the day! Music and Mindfulness will help keep your child busy learning while also acquiring some important life skills. On Friday, all parents and or caregivers are invited to a demonstration showing some of the skills and music they learned throughout the week.
Spring 2020: An Unusual Solution
Dear Current and Future Prelude Families,
You and your children, and our teachers have been in our hearts and minds. As parents, we know what you're going through and understand the many fears and worries which have surfaced in the past few weeks. Please know that the health and safety of your children and our employees is of utmost importance to us. Being global citizens, we must be conscious of our social responsibility and act as stewards of public health; therefore, we will be holding classes online for our Spring 2020 session.
We are calling this session by a new name, "Spring 2020: An Unusual Solution". We know that children and parents need music in their lives more than ever! We hope that you will make music with us in your home this Spring.
With much love and respect for your family,
Ana Treviño-Godfrey & Jonathan Godfrey, Co-Directors
Featuring the Music Together® Maracas Collection, Music Together con Español, Canta y Baila Conmigo®, and Rhythm Kids
March 30 - June 1
- Daily, 30-minute Facebook Live Classes in the morning and afternoon for 9 weeks
- You will have access to Music Together, Music Together con Español, Canta y Baila Conmigo, Babies Only, and Rhythm Kids Classes
- Scheduled video conferencing time with your teacher or any Prelude teacher you child wishes to "see"
- Parent Education Classes from our living room to yours
- Digital and/or hardcopy materials (curbside pick-up or home-delivery available)
For information about payment plans, please contact Margaret by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are offering curbside sing-alongs for free to families enrolled in Summer 2020: Prelude at Home! These curbside sing-alongs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Families can only sign up for 1 Curbside Sing-along each.
Out of respect for everyone's safety, please stay by your front door while we stay by our car and sing with you from a safe distance!