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!
This semester we are studying the Maracas collection of Music Together® at home.
Did you know that before this crazy pandemic and quarantine that Music Together was always a home based, parent modeled, music education program? It was! The big change for social distancing safety is that the teachers will now bring the classes to at home - live in zoom & instructional videos instead of at our studios.
Here are our the online schedules available with your enrollment through Aug 18th
We will be adding new support all the time as our team of gifted music educators (Austin mommies & musicians!) gets more and more creative but, here’s what’s included in your Music Together Online program for this semester:
The great thing about shifting to this at-home learning model is that we get to highlight the abundance of resources we have always had! We also get to help parents with developing a learning adventure that is not just doable - it's fun for the whole family!
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 so, just the simple act of making music in a fun and playful way is what opens the door for children to trundle happily down their musical path. You don't have to have any musical experience - you don't need to have perfect pitch or terrific sense of rhythm. Our trained and experienced teachers help keep activities fresh and fun, with just the right amount of challenge to encourage tonal and rhythmic growth for everyone!
While we are all sad to have to pause singing together in person for now we are so happy for the opportunity to restructure tuneBugz! to be a ‘choose your own adventure’ model. This new program is the result of listening to parents. Listening to music educators. Listening to early childhood development experts. What we learned was pretty simple… right now we have to plan for maximum flexibility. We desiged our program with empathy and compassion because we know that parents are doing the best they can—when they can. When have learned that one day we might be overwhelmed by family needs and expectations and we don’t want another obligation tugging at us. The next day we might be terrified to learn we suddenly need to fill two 6-hour swaths of the slowest day that ever existed with - something?!!?!? Some families will be comforted by structure and support that can be created by enrolling in multiple classes a week. Others might be comforted by not feeling obligated to do zoom because they are more excited about getting creative with all the support materials we provide. Zoom attendance is always optional.
Austin’s little musicians and Austin’s music loving families are so important to us and we will continue to adjust our offerings as we adjust to each new version of normal We want to partner with you to keep making music in creative ways not just to cope, but to take this time to grow musically as a family. We want everyone to embrace music learning because we know it reduces stress and creates a sense of wellbeing in children when you sing together as a family.