Class Descriptions

Two make-up classes per child are are allowed on a space-available basis.

  • For returning families, tuition for the first child is $175 per session for the Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions and $130 for the summer session; sibling tuition is $125 for the Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions and $80 for the summer session. Infants 8 months and younger attend free with a registered sibling.
  • For families new to First Notes, tuition for the first child is $190 for Fall, Winter, or Spring, and $145 for the summer session. This fee includes a $15 one time registration fee. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Full payment is due with registration.
  • No tuition refunds will be given after classes begin. Credit toward future classes will be issued only in exceptional cases.
  • Tuition includes a music book and two copies of a CD of the semester's songs.
Mixed Ages

This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five—and through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages in one class. This approach fosters natural, family-style learning where younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own developmental level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, observing, or exploring musical instruments. We welcome the whole family to join in this important family music experience and any caregiver—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the child(ren) to class.

Rhythm Kids Level 1

Rhythm Kids™ is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class that follows through on Music Together’s vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. Rhythm Kids is segmented into two developmentally appropriate programs, Rhythm Kids Level 1 for children ages 4–5 and Rhythm Kids Level 2 for children in Kindergarten, first, and second grades. Both are designed to help children integrate and assimilate rhythm through:

• Learning multicultural drumming patterns in unique animal groupings
• Developing new repertoire on various percussion instruments
• Exploring movement and dance while singing songs
• Playing games based on music and drumming
• Drumming along with Tom at home via online Rhythm Kids tutorial videos

In Level 1, parents/caregivers must attend with their child. In Level 2, parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend and are always welcome, but are not required to be in class. Because of insurance requirements, however, parents of Level 2 children must stay in the building during class. Classes are 45 minutes long.

In addition to the tutorial videos for families and teachers, another exciting aspect of the program is its curriculum content: approximately half of the songs and chants have been newly created especially for Rhythm Kids. The other songs, selected from the Music Together song collections and sometimes specially adapted for the Rhythm Kids curricula, are chosen for their appeal and learning potential.

First Notes is honored to have been chosen as a third year pilot site for this exciting new curriculum.

Rhythm Kids Level 2

Rhythm Kids™ is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class that follows through on Music Together’s vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. Rhythm Kids is segmented into two developmentally appropriate programs, Rhythm Kids Level 1 for children ages 4–5 and Rhythm Kids Level 2 for children in Kindergarten, first, and second grades. Both are designed to help children integrate and assimilate rhythm through:

• Learning multicultural drumming patterns in unique animal groupings
• Developing new repertoire on various percussion instruments
• Exploring movement and dance while singing songs
• Playing games based on music and drumming
• Drumming along with Tom at home via online Rhythm Kids tutorial videos

In Level 1, parents/caregivers must attend with their child. In Level 2, parents/caregivers are encouraged to attend and are always welcome, but are not required to be in class. Because of insurance requirements, however, parents of Level 2 children must stay in the building during class. Classes are 45 minutes long.

In addition to the tutorial videos for families and teachers, another exciting aspect of the program is its curriculum content: approximately half of the songs and chants have been newly created especially for Rhythm Kids. The other songs, selected from the Music Together song collections and sometimes specially adapted for the Rhythm Kids curricula, are chosen for their appeal and learning potential.

First Notes is honored to have been chosen as a third year pilot site for this exciting new curriculum.

Playgroup

Free play for children 0-5, supervised by parents. No charge for families registered for the current session of Music Together classes; other families $5 per child, beginning November 3, 2017.