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 2019-2020 session focuses on a different song collection:

  • 10-week fall session September 9 – November 11; Flute collection
  • 10-week winter session December 2 – February 17; Sticks collection;
    • Registration for the winter session opens on October 28!
  • 10-week spring session March 9 – May 18; Maracas collection
  • 6-week summer session begins the week of June 22

Music Together® art & logo design © 1992-2019 Music Together LLC. Music Together is a registered trademark. Crescendo Academy’s Music Together® is licensed by Music Together LLC. For more locations: https://www.musictogether.com/(800) 728-2692.

Mixed Age Classes

Instructors: Melissa Ludwa, Caitlyn Bodine, Annie Dastoli, Laura Nicol, and Sierra Baker

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 which 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, which supports all learning and provides an opportunity for children to attain basic music competence that is needed before learning an instrument.

Mixed Age classes are held at Crescendo Academy of Music, at Excel Dance Centre (6775 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo, 49009), and at Academy of Dance Arts (536 Romence Road, Portage).

Class Days and Times:

Mondays at Crescendo: 5:00 and 6:00 pm; instructor Melissa Ludwa
Tuesdays at Excel Dance Centre: 10:00 am and 11:00 am; instructor Melissa Ludwa
Tuesdays at Richland Area Community Center: 5:30 pm; instructor Annie Dastoli
Wednesdays at Crescendo: 5:00 and 6:00 pm; instructor Annie Dastoli
Thursdays at Crescendo: 5:00 and 6:00 pm; instructor Laura Nicol
Fridays at Crescendo: 9:30 and 10:30 am; instructor Melissa Ludwa
Fridays at Academy of Dance Arts: 9:30 and 10:30 am; instructor Sierra Baker

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 15 months old is free with paid tuition. The fee for the 6-week summer session Mixed Ages class is $125.00 for the first student, $75.00 for the second student; one sibling under 15 months old is free with paid tuition. For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Credit card payments can be accepted by phone or in person at Crescendo during regular office hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, or at our Square store.

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 Generations

Instructors: Caitlyn Bodine

Music Together Generations classes expand the regular Mixed Age classes by adding elder “grandfriends” to the class and are held in an elder facility. The best part about Music Together® is the FUN we have together making music every class!

Crescendo offers Music Together Generations at Friendship Village of Kalamazoo (1400 N. Drake Road, Kalamazoo, 49009).

Class Days and Times:

Wednesdays at Friendship Village: 10:00 am
Fridays at Friendship Village: 10:00 am

Class Fees:

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week session Mixed Ages Generations class is $185.00 for the first student, $115.00 for the second student. The fee for the 6-week summer session Mixed Ages class is $125.00 for the first student, $75.00 for the second student; one sibling under 15 months old is free with paid tuition. For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Credit card payments can be accepted by phone or in person at Crescendo during regular office hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, or at our Square store.

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. 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 and 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 Days and Times:

Fridays at Crescendo: 11:30 am

Class Fees:

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week sessions are $185 per child. The fee for the 6-week summer session Mixed Ages class is $125.00 for the first student. For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Credit card payments can be accepted by phone or in person at Crescendo during regular office hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, or at our Square store.

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.

For more program information, go to:

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Rhythm Kids

Instructor: Melissa Ludwa

Rhythm Kids classes are for ages 4-6 and a caregiver. Children learn to drum, sing, move to new rhythms, work in ensembles, conduct, and improvise in this 45-minute class.

Important note: This is an instrument-learning class. There will be djembe drums for use in class,but your child will need a djembe drum to use at home. If you need an appropriate drum, we will have a high quality, African-made djembe drum for purchase, or you may make your own arrangements for a drum. Teaching artists will confirm drum purchase or rental arrangements in advance of the first class.

Class Days and Times:

Mondays at Crescendo: 4:00 pm

Class Fees:

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week session Rhythm kids is $185 for the first student, $115 for a sibling. For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Credit card payments can be accepted by phone or in person at Crescendo during regular office hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, or at our Square store.

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.

Resources

Crescendo will be closed during the Kalamazoo Public Schools winter (Christmas) and spring breaks. Morning Music Together® classes will be cancelled when area public schools close for snow days. If it becomes necessary for Crescendo to close, the closing will be announced via our voice mail system (269-345-6664), website, and Facebook pages.

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week session class is $185.00 for the first student, $115.00 for the second student; one sibling under 15 months old is free with paid tuition. The fee for the 10-week summer session Mixed Ages class is $125.00 for the first student, $75.00 for the second student; one sibling under 15 months old is free with paid tuition. For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Credit card payments can be accepted by phone or in person at Crescendo during regular office hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, or at our Square store.

 

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.