Mixed Age Classes (Babies – 4 with Adults)
Adults, regardless of their musical ability, can help create an environment that supports children in achieving basic music competence.
Children of mixed ages participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring musical instruments. Parents and caregivers participate with the children and receive music development information about their own child. Together, music allows for fun and family bonding.
Child development researchers have found that grouping together children of varying ages fosters natural, family-style learning:
Children are inspired and stimulated through interaction with peers of different ages: younger children watch and imitate older ones, older children lead younger ones, and adults are happy because their children are in class together.Mixed Age classes are a ‘Shared Musical Experience’.
Babies will engage at their own level, vocalizing, moving, listening, observing, and exploring musical instruments. And any or all of your child’s caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can come share in the experience, both in class and at home.
Read more about why mixed age HERE.