Our classes

Mixed-Ages (Birth - 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. 

Music Together Online with tuneBugz!

tuneBugz! is OPEN and offering amazing 

Music Together® classes LIVE ONLINE! 

 

tuneBugz! has been growing music makers in Austin for more than 10 years and we’re excited to continue offering parent/child music classes right at HOME without missing a beat! 

 

We are currently studying the Maracas collection of Music Together at home. Did you know that before the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Music Together was always a home based, parent modeled, music education program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers AND the grown-ups who love them? It was! The big change for us is that the teachers will now bring the classes to you LIVE in Zoom as well as replayable videos on Facebook and YouTube videos and livestreams. 

 

We are adding new support all the time as our team of gifted music educators (Austin mommies & musicians!) gets more and more creative. For now, here’s what’s included in our Music Together Online program: 

 

  • Reduced tuition for one family price; it’s just $280 for the whole family! (no sib fees through Aug 18th) 

  • More classes. Instead of one 45 min studio class per week, we are offering each family up to 3 live, 30 min classes each week (in Zoom) 

  • Longer semester. We have increased the length of our semester from 10 to 20 weeks at no additional cost; the current semester will run until Aug 18th. 

  • 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!)

  • Full sheet music for all the songs in the Maracas collection (with easy to learn guitar and ukulele chord guides for parents and older sibs learning those instruments) 

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

  • 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! 

  • Ability to return to a once a week in-person class if we are allowed to do that prior to Aug 18th 

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

  • Your own account on the 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! 

  • A sweet and supportive community of music makers to ride this thing out with during one of the most challenging times in human history - we want you with us! 

 

The great thing about such an abundance of resources is that you can structure your learning adventure in any number of ways that fits the flow of life at home. Once registered, we craft a comfortable home plan customized for each family - and yes! You CAN do the Music Together program SCREEN FREE!

 

 


With our tools and your enthusiasm we can make a huge musical impact on your child and on your whole family’s sense of musicality.  Children absorb and reflect what we model at home. The loving act of making music in a fun and playful way (even if it’s not perfect pitch or rhythm) is what opens the door for children to trundle happily down their musical path. Our trained and experienced teachers help keep activities fresh and fun, with just the right amount of challenge to encourage tonal and rhythmic growth. 

In this new lockdown world, we know that we all have our own home situations. Like you, our teachers and staff are also at home making the best of our situations. So, because our world has changed, we have restructured our program to work for each family by making our robust (and nurturing) program as accessible and flexible as possible. Our goal is for you to have the gift of musical joy and feel connected as we learn music - together. We don’t want you to dread another obligation because your toddler won’t put pants on or won’t put down that loaf of HEB ‘hot bread’ he’s been dragging around all morning. Yes, Ms. Amber is a mom of 3 boys; bread and clothing are battles I have both won and lost and it’s only Tuesday! 

The best way to engage your children with the tuneBugz! Music Together Online program in this new world is to do the best you can—when you can. One day you might be overwhelmed by family needs and expectations and don’t want another obligation tugging at you. The next day you need to fill two 6-hour swaths of the slowest day that ever existed. Some will be comforted by structure and support. Others might be comforted by having the flexibility to pop in when they can—or replay the video like it's live and be encouraged to do that guilt free. So, yes, tuneBugz! is now more like a ‘choose your own adventure’ model. Because every family’s situation is different, we, as a company and as fellow parents and musicians are doing a lot of listening and working hard to provide the kind of support families need.

Austin’s little musicians and Austin’s music loving families are important to us and we will continue to adjust our offerings as this pandemic runs its course.  We are standing with you in making music in creative ways to cope, to continue to learn, as well as to embrace learning that reduces stress and helps create in you and your child, a sense of wellbeing (which singing together does!). No matter what’s happening, we hope that at least once a week you can take 20 or 30 mins to put aside the goals, expectations and worry, and then just enjoy an activity purely for the happiness it brings. If you desire more, well then we’ll see you 2 or 3 more times later in the week! If you need or want something musical to do every day - even BETTER!

Now just imagine the fun and playfulness you are doing with your child around music making right now is also going to serve them well for the rest of their lives. Take Billie and Finneas Eilish for example. Billie and Finneas both have very clear memories of doing Music Together as children. Their Mom was a Music Together teacher and they were both raised with the very same songs you and your children will learn and play with in our online semester.  Finneas opened up in a post-Grammy nomination interview remembering having done Music Together as a child, and how he really felt he and Billie’s musicality was born at home and in the supportive Music Together community. WOW! 

Don’t take our word for it; come try it for free!  

The best way to know if the Music Together program and the accompanying online Zoom experience is a good fit is to come try it out with us! Come sample a free online class, meet our teachers, stick around after class and ask questions, and then let us walk you through all the resources and start crafting your personalized music education plan. You can even download the Hello Everybody app now from any app store and get 8 songs for free!   

 

Music Together Online Schedules

  • Sundays 9:00, 10:30 or 4:30 pm (Live)

  • Mondays on Facebook/YouTube Recorded Lessons

  • Tuesdays 9:30 or 12:00 (Live)

  • Wednesdays 10:00 (Live)

  • Thursdays 9:00, 10:00 or 11:30 (Live)

  • Fridays 10:00 or 11:00 (Live)

  • Fridays 12pm is our Babies Only Group (Live)

 

Click here to RSVP for a free sample music class in Zoom.