Music Together® Classes

Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music program offering 45 minutes of pure musical fun for you and your child each week. Accredited teaching artists introduce children to the pleasures of making music in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. You’ll receive CDs and songbooks tied to each session’s unique experiences for use at home. The national program’s e-newsletter, web resources, and online store provide additional support for enriching your child’s and your family’s musical growth and enjoyment.

Music Together®

Each 2022-2023 session focuses on a different song collection:

  • 10-week fall session September 6 – November 14; Flute and Hippo collections
  • 3-week interim session – December 2 – December 19; Holiday Hits
  • 10-week winter session January 9 – March 17; Sticks and Tiger collections
  • 10-week spring session April 3 – June 9
  • 6-week summer session begins in June 2023

Registration for the Spring session opens in March!

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Mixed Age Classes

Instructors: Melissa Ludwa, Angie Biehl

Music Together® Mixed Age classes are for children from birth through age 5 and their parent(s) or caregiver. The Music Together® award-winning curriculum is used in a playful, developmentally appropriate environment that utilizes singing, moving, playing instruments, and making music in a fun 45-minute class. This type of music-making is shown to enhance higher-order thinking skills in our children, supporting all learning and providing an opportunity for children to attain basic music competence before learning an instrument.

We reserve the right to amend our policies at a later date if CDC or state guidelines require it. 

Mixed Age classes are held at Crescendo Academy of Music (Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall).

Class Session:

In the Sticks Song Collection, your children will love playing follow-the-leader during “Follow me Down to Carlow,” counting the stars while rocking in your arms during “Great Big Stars,” and thinking up favorite treats from Grandma for “Trot to Grandma’s House.” In addition to your weekly classes, tuition includes a new songbook with beautiful color illustrations for each song, a newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas, and online access to the music and bonus activities.

Class Days and Times:

Mon: 5:30 pm – Teacher Angie Biehl
Mon: 6:30 pm – Teacher Angie Biehl
Thurs: 5:30 pm – Teacher Melissa Ludwa
Fri: 9:30 am – Teacher Melissa Ludwa
Fri: 10:30 am – Teacher Melissa Ludwa
Fri: 11:30 am – Teacher Melissa Ludwa

Class Fees:

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week session Mixed Ages class is $185.00 for the first student, $115.00 for the second student; one sibling under 12 months old is free with paid tuition. The fee for the 6-class summer session Mixed Ages class is $125.00 for the first student, $75.00 for the second student; one sibling under 12 months old is free with paid tuition (you must still register free siblings). For your convenience, you may pay by cash or check in person, on by credit card via your online account.

Missed Music Together® classes can be made up if space is available; arrangements to make up a missed class can be made with the class instructor.

Rhythm Kids

Instructor: Melissa Ludwa

Rhythm Kids classes are for ages 4-6 and an adult. Your child will have a great time drumming, singing, moving to new rhythms, and playing sticks, egg shakers, and music games. This semester, we’ll explore the Tiger Rhythm with drumming patterns from Mali and India. Children will discover the enchantment of Indian music through the song “Chandamaame Raave” and even learn to sing a verse in Telugu! We’ll explore body percussion, scatting, and part-singing with “Singing in Harmony.” “Tiger, Tigress in the Night” will delight children with imaginative play, drumming, and dancing. And with “Tiger Tracks,” we’ll get to prowl and growl as we follow a tiger through his day.

We reserve the right to amend our policies at a later date if CDC or state guidelines require it. 
Rhythm Kids classes are held at Crescendo Academy of Music (Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall).

Class Session:

Important note: There will be djembe drums for use in class; we will provide instruments for use. It is encouraged, but not required, that your child have a djembe drum to use at home. If you need an appropriate drum, we will have a high-quality djembe drum for purchase, or you may make your own arrangements for a drum.

Class Days and Times:

Wed: 5:15 pm – Teacher Melissa Ludwa
Wed: 6:15 pm – Teacher Melissa Ludwa
Thurs: 4:30 pm – Teacher Melissa Ludwa

Class Fees:

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week session Rhythm Kids class is $185.00 for the first student, $115.00 for the second student; one sibling under 12 months old is free with paid tuition. The fee for the 6-class summer session Mixed Ages class is $125.00 for the first student, $75.00 for the second student; one sibling under 12 months old is free with paid tuition. For your convenience, you may pay by cash or check in person, on by credit card via your online account.

Missed Music Together® classes can be made up if space is available; arrangements to make up a missed class can be made with the class instructor.

Music Together Babies

Instructor: Melissa Ludwa

Babies love music and are primed to be music-makers from an early age. 

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 musicmaker? 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. Making music together from the very beginning will lead to a lifetime of shared musical enjoyment. 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 10-week introduction to Music Together allows babies to embrace, enjoy, and express their inborn musicality.

Class Session:

We reserve the right to amend our policies at a later date if CDC or state guidelines require it. 
Babies class is held at Crescendo Academy of Music (Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall).

Class Days and Times:

Babies class returns this spring!

Class Fees:

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week session Babies class is $185.00 for the first student; one sibling under 12 months old is free with paid tuition. The fee for the 6-week summer session class is $125.00 for the first student; one sibling under 12 months old is free with paid tuition. For your convenience, you may pay by cash or check in person, on by credit card via your online account.