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Mixed Ages


10 months to 5 years

            

 

Mixed Ages brings adults and children of different ages together, providing a dynamic and integrated musical learning experience for everyone. Each week your family will love singing, dancing, and playing instruments together with your friends and you'll love helping them practice a wide variety of abilities such as gross and fine motor skills, turn-taking, social skills, and active listening. Every week we share tips and ideas for using music throughout the week. Plus, the fun (and learning!) continue at home with digital music, instrument, and book included in your fee! 

 



FALL SESSION 2021

September 13 - December 9 (Dawson in Homewood)

October 14 - December 9 (Meadow Brook off Hwy 280)

Age Range: 9 months to 5 years old (babies under 9 months are free)

Class Structure: 45 minutes each week

Themes: Time for Lunch, Colors and Shapes on the Farm, Family & Friends (see descriptions below)

Cost for Dawson families: $20 registration fee for each family paid at registration, $195 for 12 weeks of classes (3 payments of $65) plus 3 home kits. Each home kit includes digital music and a storybook to match our monthly theme, plus a new instrument or prop for each child in each kit. 2nd child price is $144.

Cost for Meadow Brook families: $20 registration fee for each family paid at the registration, $130 for 8 weeks of classes (2 payments of $65 each) plus 2 home kits. Each home kit includes digital music and a storybook to match our monthly theme, plus a new instrument or prop for each child in each kit. 2nd child price is $96.

Time for Lunch (September):  Come and get it! There’s nothing that gives us more joy and comfort than sharing good food and good stories with those we love. In this unit, we’ll explore food – from preparing to eating – through songs, vocal play, instruments, and focused listening activities. So wash your hands and put on your apron. It’s time to chop the veggies, mix the pancake batter, and grow some peas. It’s Time for Lunch! (Meadow Brook families will not take this unit.)

Home kit includes a storybook and stir xylophone, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the session. 

Colors & Shapes on the Farm (October): Get on your tractor and drive down to the barn – it’s time to encounter a farmyard of fun! In this unit, we’ll explore some of the colors, shapes, and sounds found on the farm as we walk in the green grass, go ’round and ’round the haystack, and listen to roosters crowing and pigs oinking. Colors & Shapes on the Farm is loaded with songs, dances, instrument play-alongs, as well as listening activities that provide lots of play and lots of learning. So come on down to the farm!

Home kit includes a storybook and 2 shape shakers, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the session.

Family & Friends (November): Is there anything better than spending time with our Family & Friends? Sing, dance, move, and play your way through this celebration of why family and friends matter so much. We’ll have lots of fun (and get to develop our social skills, too) as we listen to Grandma and Grandpa calling on the phone, shake hands with everyone, play instruments with our playmates, and more. Everyone’s invited to make music with our Family & Friends!

Home kit includes a storybook and Fiddle Sticks, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the session.

 

WINTER/SPRING SESSION 2022

January 10 - May 5

 

Age Range: 9 months to 5 years old (babies under 9 months are free)

Class Structure: 45 minutes each week

Themes: Rhyme Around Town, Marvelous Me, Silly All Over, & Up in the Sky (see descriptions below)

Cost: $20 registration fee for each family paid at registration, $248 for 15 weeks of classes (4 payments of $62) plus 4 home kits. Each home kit includes digital music and a storybook to match our monthly theme, plus a new instrument or prop for each child in each kit. 2nd child price is $180.

Rhyme Around Town (January): It’s time to take the bus and visit all around town! In this fun-filled unit, we’ll go down to the baker’s shop, see the cobbler down the street, and stop at the corner grocery store as we move through our busy day. All along the way, we’ll sing, dance, play instruments, and listen to the sounds of traffic and tolling bells. get ready to see what the city has to offer as we Rhyme Around Town!

Home kit includes a storybook and elephant shaker, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit.

Marvelous Me! (February): At this moment in their development, two- and three-year-olds are starting to explore their independence while still needing the security and comfort their caregivers provide. The activities, music, and instrument play in Marvelous Me give young children fun and appropriate ways to test their boundaries as they develop self-esteem, self-awareness, and inhibitory control. They’ll move their bodies, use their senses, explore friendships, and feel good about all the amazing things they can do by themselves as they celebrate being Marvelous Me!

Home kit includes a storybook and hammer bell, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit.

Silly All Over (March): Catch a case of the giggles! Tap into the joy of laughter as we wiggle, boing, and jiggle through this unit full of silly sounds and silly moves. Wound through the silliness is a firm base of developmentally appropriate activities, where we’ll practice stop-and-go motion, experience up and down, use our fine-motor skills, incorporate vocal play, and tickle our sense of humor all at the same time. Hold onto your funny bones – we’re about to get Silly All Over!

Home kit includes a storybook and monkey squeaker, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit.

Up in the Sky (April): Up, up , and away! In this unit, we’ll explore all the things that find their home in the sky through songs, instruments, vocal play, and listening activities. Get ready to fly kites, meet Mister Robin, pretend to be clouds, and reach for the stars. There’s so much fun and learning Up in the Sky!

Home kit includes a storybook and mini maraca, plus digital music that can be streamed from any smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Home kit items match the theme of the unit.

 

 

 

 



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Day & Time Unit Ages Teacher Location Price  
Tue at 4:30 PM starts 9/14/21 Monthly Unit 2m-5 Michele Mulder Dawson Music Academy $195.00 Wait List
Thu at 1:45 PM starts 10/14/21 Monthly Unit 2m-5 Michele Mulder Meadow Brook School of Fine Arts $130.00 Wait List
Tue at 4:45 PM starts 1/11/22 Monthly Unit 10m-5 Michele Mulder Dawson Music Academy $248.00 Pre-Register!
Thu at 1:45 PM starts 1/13/22 Monthly Unit 10m-5 Michele Mulder Meadow Brook School of Fine Arts $248.00 Pre-Register!