Mixed Ages

About the Program

This is the essential Music Together® class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five - and through all nine song collections. Child development researchers recommend mixed-age groupings because they foster natural, family-style learning. 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 level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, and exploring musical instruments. The class provides a variety of adult-child activities that are fun and offer new ways to play musically at home. Parents, grandparents, or nanny, individually or together, may accompany the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.

FAQ

Why mixed ages? Early childhood educators consistently recommend mixed-age groupings as an optimal learning environment for children under five years. In this setting, older children learn from being in a leadership role (a role they may not take when they're in a group of their peers), and younger children benefit from the example of an older child. Classes have a family feel, rather than a school orientation, an environment your child will have ample opportunity to experience when he enters the world of formal education in a few years. In addition, children of the same age are not necessarily in the same stage of music development and a mixed-age environment creates a space for exploration and discovery, rather than peer pressure. The Music Together curriculum is designed to teach on many levels of complexity at once, and Music Together teachers are trained in the art of mixed-age learning.

Should my infant be in class with older children? Absolutely. Just as siblings in multi-child families learn from each other, so do the children in our mixed-age classes. Your baby will learn by watching and imitating you as well as the older children in the room.

Will my older child regress being in class with babies? No. You may notice your child revisiting some behaviors she has moved past but do not confuse this with regression. Your child will not UN-learn skills she has already gained. This process of revisiting actually affirms the progress your child has made as she recognizes that she no longer exhibits these behaviors. It also signifies empathy as she adjusts her behavior in order to relate to the younger children in the room.

May I bring both of my children to the same class? Yes! Not only may you, we encourage you to! In each class we strive to create a musically rich, developmentally appropriate environment where the whole family can enjoy music and nurture skills at the level right for each child. Mixed-age classes also provide a rich learning environment because children of different ages thrive when they interact with each other.

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Equinox Sports Club UWS - Columbus & 67th St.
160 Columbus Ave @ 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Tuesday 1:30 PM 01/07/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Tuesday 3:30 PM 01/07/20 Kirsten Hopkins Register
Tuesday 4:30 PM 01/07/20 Kirsten Hopkins Register
Friday 9:30 AM 01/10/20 Danny Mahon Register
Friday 10:30 AM 01/10/20 Danny Mahon Register


Center for Family Music - 102 W. 75th St.
102 West 75th Street, Garden Level
New York, NY 10023
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Sunday 10:00 AM 01/12/20 Rana Rines Register
Sunday 11:15 AM 01/12/20 Rana Rines Register
Monday 10:00 AM 01/06/20 Kirsten Hopkins Register
Monday 11:15 AM 01/06/20 Kirsten Hopkins Register
Monday 4:30 PM 01/06/20 Liz Asti Register
Tuesday 11:00 AM 01/07/20 Deanna deCampos, Director Register
Tuesday 3:00 PM 01/07/20 Davis Haines Register
Wednesday 9:30 AM 01/08/20 Liz Asti Register
Wednesday 10:45 AM 01/08/20 Liz Asti Register
Wednesday 12:30 PM 01/08/20 Abby C. Smith Register
Thursday 10:00 AM 01/09/20 Davis Haines Register
Thursday 11:15 AM 01/09/20 Davis Haines Register
Thursday 3:30 PM 01/09/20 Danny Mahon Register
Friday 11:30 AM 01/10/20 Liz Richter Register
Saturday 9:30 AM 01/11/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Saturday 10:45 AM 01/11/20 Sandy Wilson Register


Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew - 263 W. 86th St.
263 West 86th Street, Parlor
New York, NY 10024
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Monday 10:00 AM 01/06/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Monday 11:00 AM 01/06/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Tuesday 10:00 AM 01/07/20 Liz Asti Register
Tuesday 11:00 AM 01/07/20 Liz Asti Register
Tuesday 3:15 PM 01/07/20 Alicia Anthony Register
Tuesday 4:15 PM 01/07/20 Alicia Anthony Register
Wednesday 10:00 AM 01/08/20 Kirsten Hopkins Register
Wednesday 11:00 AM 01/08/20 Kirsten Hopkins Register
Thursday 10:00 AM 01/09/20 Danny Mahon Register
Thursday 11:00 AM 01/09/20 Danny Mahon Register
Friday 9:30 AM 01/10/20 Liz Richter Register


Semiperm - 210 W. 102nd St. (Residential Building)
210 West 102nd Street
New York, NY 10025
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Tuesday 10:00 AM 01/07/20 Davis Haines Register
Tuesday 11:00 AM 01/07/20 Davis Haines Register
Friday 9:30 AM 01/10/20 Bill Pace Register
Friday 10:30 AM 01/10/20 Bill Pace Register


St. Bartholomew's Church - 325 Park Ave.
325 Park Ave @ 50th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Tuesday 10:45 AM 01/07/20 Rana Rines Register
Friday 10:00 AM 01/10/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Friday 11:00 AM 01/10/20 Sandy Wilson Register


Al la Mode Shoppe - 360 E. 55th St.
360 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Thursday 9:30 AM 01/09/20 Liz Richter Register
Thursday 10:30 AM 01/09/20 Liz Richter Register


Epiphany Community Nursery School - 510 E. 74th St.
510 East 74th Street
New York, NY 10021
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Wednesday 9:00 AM 01/08/20 Liz Richter Register
Saturday 10:00 AM 01/11/20 Abby C. Smith Register


Manhattan Church of Christ - 48 E. 80th St.
48 East 80th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075
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Tuesday 10:00 AM 01/07/20 Liz Richter Register
Tuesday 11:00 AM 01/07/20 Liz Richter Register
Wednesday 9:30 AM 01/08/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Wednesday 10:30 AM 01/08/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Wednesday 11:30 AM 01/08/20 Sandy Wilson Register
Wednesday 1:30 PM 01/08/20 Liz Asti Register
Thursday 9:30 AM 01/09/20 Liz Asti Register
Thursday 10:30 AM 01/09/20 Liz Asti Register
Thursday 11:30 AM 01/09/20 Liz Asti Register
Friday 10:00 AM 01/10/20 Abby C. Smith Register
Friday 11:00 AM 01/10/20 Abby C. Smith Register


The Art Farm - 431 E. 91st St.
431 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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Monday 3:30 PM 01/06/20 Kirsten Hopkins Register
Friday 9:30 AM 01/10/20 Jemilla Mulvihill Register
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