Babies love music. This will come as no surprise to you if you’ve ever soothed your newborn to sleep with a lullaby or bounced him to the beat of your favorite song. But did you know your son or daughter is also a natural music-maker? It’s true: We are each born equipped to respond to music from a remarkably early age. There is a lot you can do to nurture your new little musician—even if you don’t think of yourself as a “musical” person. Making Music Together® from the very beginning will lead to a lifetime of shared musical enjoyment for both you and your child.
The Music Together® Babies Class will start you on the path to becoming a musical family. Specifically designed for infants eight months and younger, this one-semester introduction to Music Together allows babies to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality. In your weekly class, you will spend forty-five music-filled minutes singing, dancing, and playing with your child, all in the company of other new parents and guided by an early childhood music specialist. You’ll learn how your child is developing musically and how you can support this growth at home. Plus, you’ll leave with lots of ideas on how to play and bond musically together and infuse music into your baby’s everyday life.
Babies Class Testimonials:
"We started Music Together with Robin in the Babies class when our son was 4-months old. Robin taught us to look for signs of how he was interpreting the music, and it was a joy to watch his entire body light up with the sounds! Robin is excellent at creating a familial atmosphere and connecting with all of the children (and grownups) in her classes. She is an absolute pleasure to make music with. After over a year of attending Robin's classes, it's still our son's favorite part of the week!" Michele, Ann Arbor
"Robin's classes are the best! My son enrolled in Robin's "Babies" Class when he was just five months old. It was a wonderful way to introduce him to music, rhythm, and movement. Robin did a great job tailoring the class to the needs of babies and explaining what activities could be done at home to encourage the babies to make sounds. It was amazing to see how all the babies responded so positively to the music and to Robin. When Robin plays her guitar, they are transfixed. The Babies Class also provides a wonderful opportunity for babies to see and interact with other babies. My son is almost one now, and he loves the Mixed Ages Class. I can't thank Robin enough for always bringing the biggest smile to my son's face." Jill, Ann Arbor
"We have taken both the Babies and Mixed Ages classes with Robin, and loved her enthusiasm and encouragement. The Babies class in particular was a wonderful introduction to Music Together for both my daughter and me." Adrienne, Ann Arbor
“Beth and I loved the babies class with Robin! With the (slightly) smaller and quieter classes, it was a great introduction to Music Together for Beth as a baby. The hands-on nature of the class - tapping rhythms and beats on Beth and dancing with her - was a lot of fun, and really gave Beth a feel for music. This class really helped bring music into our day-to-day lives and now (a year later) Beth gets so excited for Music Together class, and requests her Music Together CDs every time we get into the car! It’s a great class and I really recommend it. " Vicki, Ann Arbor