Our Classes

With Music Together® Online, you’ll have access to the same high-quality music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and teachers around the world—from home! 

During each live/interactive mini-class, Miss Amy will lead activities for you and your whole family to sing, play, and jam along to. We’ll be using songs from the Kazoo collection, and Miss Amy will show you how to make everyday items like dish towels, pots, and stuffies into musical props! Classes are appropriate for all children under 6,—but the whole family is welcome (and encouraged!) to participate!   

When you enroll you will receive your zoom links if you choose a zoom enrollment, your materials for the Bongos Collection, which includes, the CD, a songbook and digital download code to download your music through our award-winning Hello Everybody app, and an invitation to our private Facebook Group, for Bongos families only where we will share musical inspiration and activities to try at home and where you can connect with other enrolled parents.

Each week you'll get:

  • Two 20 minute Zoom classes with Miss Amy on Tuesdays and Thursdays for afternoon and Tuesday and Saturday if you choose morning times!
  • Two 20 Facebook Live events on Tuesdays, Thursdays at 11:15am! 
  • One 20 minute weekly music video (pre-recorded) via Vimeo sent to you each Monday!
  • Printables and other downloadable family resources, including coloring pages, musical games, and more on the app and the Family Music Zone!
  • Bongos Song Collection Materials-CD,  beautifully illustrated songbook and download code mailed directly to you!
  • Access to your music through the award-winning Hello Everybody App

This package of online music experiences and resources create a comprehensive music-learning program for young children of the highest caliber: just as you would expect from Music Together.  

Mixed-age Classes: All of our classes are mixed-age, family style classes for children ranging in age from birth through age five. Every class has some babies, some toddlers, and some preschoolers, along with caregivers. Additional adult relatives (i.e. grandma, grandpa) are always encouraged to join us as well. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones, older children delight in watching their younger counterparts, and adults can bring different age siblings to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, and exploring musical instruments. Even our newborn music makers produce tones, shake their hands, tap their toes, wiggle, and absorb what others around them are singing and playing. The emphasis is upon creating a fun, informal, intergenerational musical experience powered by the caregiver/child dyad. Our mixed-age class follows the recommendations of early childhood development researchers who have found that grouping mixed-age children together fosters natural, family-style learning.

Our classes are offered in 10 week semesters, 6 in summer and each based upon one of the nine Music Together song collections. Each Music Together collection is titled with the name of a different musical instrument, though the songs are not limited to that instrument. Each collection provides a richly varied musical experience, including traditional American folk songs, world-music (i.e. multi-cultural) folk songs, and original Music-Together songs. The song collections are non-sequential. For each session we allow two make-ups. Please arrange make-ups prior to "dropping into" a class, as some our more crowded than others.

We're taking registrations for the fall 2020 session now!

Outdoor Options:

We will hold a few clases in Mitchell Park and Walter C. Pierce Park. These will be bring your own blanket classes. Social distant meaures apply.  All families must remain on their own blankets for class and will be given sanitized instruments the first week of class to keep for the sesmester which must be returned at the end of the session.



Location:
Class Schedule Start Date Duration End Date Teacher

Live stream Facebook group
Facebook Private Group
DC
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Tue, Thu 11:15 AM - 11:40 AM Sep 15, 2020 10 weeks Nov 19, 2020 Amy Ashley Despres


ZOOM
YOUR HOME
DC
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Tue, Thu 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM Sep 15, 2020 10 weeks Nov 19, 2020 Amy Ashley Despres


Mitchell Park
S S St. NW and 23rd St. NW
Washington, 20009
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No class October 7 or 14. Final class November 20.
Friday 9:15 AM - 9:55 AM Sep 11, 2020 9 weeks Nov 20, 2020 Amy Ashley Despres
No class October 7 or 14. Final class November 20.
Friday 10:15 AM Sep 11, 2020 9 weeks Nov 20, 2020 Amy Ashley Despres


Walter C. Pierce Park
2630 Adams Mill Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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No class October 7 or 14. Final class November 20.
Wednesday 9:15 AM - 9:55 AM Sep 09, 2020 9 weeks Nov 18, 2020 Amy Ashley Despres
No class October 7 or 14. Final class November 18.
Wednesday 10:15 AM - 10:55 AM Sep 09, 2020 9 weeks Nov 18, 2020 Amy Ashley Despres