Our classes

Mixed-Ages (0-5yrs)

Our family class is a class for mixed-ages from birth up through age 5. 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 pressures. Families love our mixed-age classes because siblings can play together in the same class while also making friends 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. 

Babies Class (0-8 months)

TuneBugz! Music Together offers two options for babies.

  • Babies from birth are able to attend our Mixed-age class, whether registered on their own or attending with an older brother or sister (free of charge when attending with sib up until 8 mos). 
  • Babies are also eligible to first take our Babies Only class as a one-semester introduction to Music Together before they move into the mixed-age class.  (This 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 class 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 8 months and younger but occasionally we do accept babies 1 and under.  Again, this is a one time intro so we are pretty flexible because the teachers are trained and skilled in all ages and stages of development and will adapt the babies class to the skills and developmental needs of the babies in the class. 

Babies Class Video

Rhythm Kids™ - Level 1 (4/5)
Rhythm Kids Level 1 is the next musical step for your big kid (ages 4–5 - prekinders) with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate activities where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative, as they:
  • make up their own drumming patterns
  • invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)
  • create movement ideas for songs
  • even take a drum solo!
 
Rhythm Kids Level 1 carries on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. Classes are for kiddos ages 4–5 and include:
  • 8 to 10 weekly, 45-minute classes 
  • Songbook, CD, dowload and the Hello Everybody app 
  • Access to online drum-play videos and other support material
 
Children will:
  • Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
  • Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
  • Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically
Drums will be provided for the class each week, but if you’d like your child to have a drum to play with at home (and then continue to use in Level 2 classes!), please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together families.
 
Drop off in Level 1 is an option but most parents join and/or stay to watch. Level 2 is a drop off class. 
 
Rhythm Kids™ - Level 2 (5-8)

Rhythm Kids Level 2 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class appropriate for children in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5* through 8). Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:

  • learn multicultural drumming patterns;

  • develop new repertoire on various percussion instruments;

  • explore movement and dance while singing songs;

  • play games based on music and drumming;

  • have fun with a host of solo and cooperative rhythm activities.

*5 year olds must either be graduates of Level 1 Rhythm Kids OR must have already started kindergarten by the first day of class. If your 5 year old has not started kinder yet - please enroll them in Level 1 Rhythm Kids (drop off is optional). We require a minimum 1 semester of RK - but most 5 year olds need 2 semesters of RK Level 1 OR minimum 6 months of kindergarten to enjoy (not feel frustrated) and to get the most out of Level 2 (this is a drop off class). 

Rhythm Kids carries on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. Classes are for children K–2 (ages 5 through 8) and include:

  • 8 to 10 weekly, 45-minute classes

  • Songbook and CD/download each semester

  • Video tutorials and play-alongs

  • Hello Everybody app

 

Children will:

  • Learn, create, discover and explore music, movement and drumming

  • Enjoy age-appropriate ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, tambourines, etc.)

  • Explore traditional drumming patterns through animal names and movements

  • Experience drumming, song, and dance from around the world (Mali, Puerto Rico, Turkey, etc.)

  • Find new ways to connect mind, body, and voice through rhythm

  • Develop skill in improvising, soloing, conducting, composition, and improvisation

  • Participate in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun!

 

To get the most out of class, Level 2 students will need a drum. We use 9" x 18" djembes, but get whatever size you think is best for your child. We have secured discounts for our students through certain retailers. Ask your teacher for a list of websites and discount codes.

 

tuneBugz! All Stars Event

All the wonderful music your kiddos can handle. This event performance is part educational, part sing-along and a whole ton of fun for kids and parents of all ages. 

Our seasoned event staff song leaders know how to keep the kiddos engaged, draw them into hands on fun & show parents what a researched based music education method looks like - KIDS LOVE IT! 

Our event staff will also provide a swag & info table - and give away prizes. 

Whether your event is 1 hour - or all day - we can craft a musical experience that fits.