Our classes

Music Together® Online for Mixed-ages

The classic Music Together family class is a class for mixed-ages from birth up through age 5 (includes older sibs in 'leadership role").  We give children a chance to learn from each other and a chance to share their techniques as well.  Mixed-age classes give every child a chance to participate at a level that’s comfortable for them without performance pressuresFamilies love our mixed-age classes because siblings can play together in the same class while also socializing, watching and learning form children their own age.  The Music Together curriculum is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of ages and abilities, from infancy through kindergarten making the mixed-age classes a true family music experience. 

 

tuneBugz! includes the following with our Music Together Online program: 

  • Up to 3 classes per week (30 min duration)

  • Song themed coloring pages, crafts and activity ideas for deeper at-home learning 

  • Digital song download and colorful children’s songbook (commemorative print edition and CD will be mailed or delivered to you asap!)

  • Sheet music for all the songs in collection (easy to learn guitar and ukulele chord guides for parents and older sibs)

  • Recorded videos of teacher song presentations so you can download and replay them at any time 

  •  Hello Everybody app for music on the go (with activities & videos) 

  • Family Music Zone from Music Together Worldwide (song specific activities, videos and music education support for homeschooling)

  • Ability to invite Grandparents and family members to join your child in music class for a visit - they love singing along! 

  • Fun Extras: Facebook livestreams at lullaby time, Zoom dance parties, personalized musical birthday messages on your child’s birthday, and guest teachers and musicians from around the world joining us in our Zoom classes! 

  • Discounts on Add-on classes, Art, Outdoor Classes, Studios classes and private birthday concerts!

Babies Only Music Class (0-6mo)

TuneBugz! offers two options for babies: 

  • Babies 6 months and under are eligible to first take our Babies Only music and development class as a one-semester introduction to Music Together before they move into the mixed-age classes.  (This babies class cannot be repeated.) The music, activities and materials in Babies Only are specifically geared toward infant and baby development and are gearing your family up to join the mixed-age class with a deep and full grasp of the Music Together curriculum and how it applies to your baby's development.  This one-time intro to Music Together for babies gives parents a clear understanding of how musical development unfolds in the very young and results in lots of smiles, coos and stimulation for babies - not to mention new friendships for Mom & Dad too! 
  • The babies in this class range in age - but are ideally 6 months and younger.  

Babies Class Video

Rhythm Kids™ Online
Rhythm Kids is segmented into two programs, one for Pre-k aged children ages 4–5 - RK Level 1 and the other for children in Kindergarten, first, and second grades - RK Level 2
Both are designed to help children integrate and assimilate rhythm, and include:
  • Learning multicultural drumming patterns in unique animal-themed groupings
  • Developing new repertoire on various percussion instruments
  • Exploring movement and dance while singing songs
  • Playing games based on music and drumming
Our Instruments
Although we typically use djembe drums in our classes, Rhythm Kids is way more than just a drumming class as our main focus is to develop rhythm using the voice, the body and then translating this honed musicality to the djembe (or other drum). Classes include singing, movement, rhythm activities, games, improvisation, and drumming patterns. Children learn and experience the drum patterns in chant form first and then transfer that learning into drumming and movement and culturally specific dances. 
The Music & Curriculum
Rhythm Kids is a three-year curriculum and the rhythm patterns taught in our classes are adapted from cultures all around the world including; Ghana, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Mali, Guinea, Columbia, Senegal, Nigeria and many others. Singing along to the music is easy as it is pitched just right for children's voices. The music arrangements are fun, sophisticated, and both children and grownups enjoy listening and practicing at home.   The benefits of music in a child's life are long lasting and we hope our classes will bring music and happiness to your child, to your family and to your community for many, many years!
Song Inspired Art (ages 18 mos. to 5 yrs)

If you love arts and crafts and desire a deeper cross-discipline connection to compliment your music class, we have a great art experience for you!  This class is a guided parent/child, project based Zoom class using music as a conduit for deeper learning. 

This class meets once a week for 30 mins and is appropriate for ages 18 months to 5 years however, class can be adapted for younger and older children with help from the instructor. 

Sara Nuttle holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and has been teaching art, music & movement and pre-school in Austin, Tx  for 5 years. 

tuneBugz! Music Together & More!

While we are not able to do Music Together classes in person, the following online classes will be available with flexible pricing and scheduling options. 

Music Together Online for Mixed-ages - our Family Style Class - 30 min group music class for parent/child

Music Together Babies Only for Babies 6 months and Under Only - 30 min group music class for parent/child

Song Inspired Art Class for 18 months & up - 30 min group mixed-medium art class for parent/child

Rhythm Kids Music Class for Pre K - 2nd grade -  music class for parent/child (ages 4/5) and bigs on their own (ages 5 to 8)

Homeschool & Distance Learning Pod - Lesson plans, peer support, themes and Zoom circle (prek -1st grade)  

 

Tuition is based on class frequency. Make-ups must be scheduled within the week only, no carry overs, no refunds or credits are available.