Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving pumpkinI hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving day with those you love.

Just a little reminder there are no classes on Monday Oct. 9 for Thanksgiving day.

I am thankful for you! Thankful for Family and friends! and Thankful for music!

Finally an Evening Class!

Did you hear we now have an evening class?

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We have heard your requests and have decided to add an evening class! Pack your littles up after work and come join us for some fun filled Music exploration.

Be sure to register to save your spot!

Our classes start the week of Sept. 25 and our evening classes will be at 5:45pm at our New NW location, the Dalhousie Community Center.

We are looking forward to singing with you and your littles then!

Fall Registration is Open

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This fall, families will come together to sing, play, laugh, and learn with the Music Together Bongos Song Collection. The songs include lots of upbeat, active songs like “See How I’m Jumping,” our take on the timeless nursery rhyme “Hey, Diddle, Diddle,” and beautiful melodies such as the Japanese song “Hotaru Koi” and “Walking through the Woods.” In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, a family newsletter with more at-home music-making ideas, and online access to the songs through the Hello Everybody app. Join us for our fall session and bring music into your family’s life!

The Fall semester will start on September 25 running in our NW location on Mon at 10am, and 5:45pm. In our SE location on Tues at 10:00am and Wed at 10:00am. As well as our Cochrane location on Fri at 10:00am. Should the interest call for it, we’ll add classes accordingly.

Rhythm Kids will also start on Sept 25 running in our NW location on Mon at 4:15pm, our SE location on Tuesdays at 4:15pm and our Cochrane location on Thursdays at 12:45pm and 4:15pm

Register here, We’d love to sing with you this fall!

Rhythm Kids

We are so excited to be accepted as a Pilot Program for

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Rhythm Kids Level 2 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5 through 8) to attend with or without a parent or another adult. We would also consider allowing a 5-year-old who has not yet started kindergarten to participate in Rhythm Kids as long as an adult attended with him or her. 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 rhythm activities.
Rhythm Kids follows through 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:
• 10 weekly, 45-minute classes
• Animal Collection Songbook and CDs (2 copies) each semester
• Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
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!
This is an instrument-learning class, so your child will need a drum.

Do you have the toddler bedtime blues?

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I know how it is, I’m a parent of a toddler, sometimes it seems the most dreaded time of the day is du du duuuu…… bedtime. This time of the day can be a real struggle and I’m always trying to figure out the exact remedy to make bedtime, bonding time, with my little ones.

I’m here to offer you a few tips to set yourself up for bedtime success!

It’s a great idea to create a wind down time before bed. Turn off the screens and play some calming music while playing or reading stories or just talking about your day, dimming the lights or turning some extra lights off will contribute to a calming environment. Try to start winding down for an hour or two before bedtime.

Most of the experts will tell you to follow a simple bedtime routine. This can look different for many families but keeping it simple is key. Your routine might include a bath, then jammies, a story (or 2 or 5), then singing goodnight to all the toys and stuffies that share your toddlers bed. Don’t forget to sing your favourite lullaby (or 2 or 5), and a kiss and hug goodnight.

Setting up a simple routine can turn this super stressful time into some awesome one on one bonding time! Goodluck and sweet dreams!

 

Try out our Summer Term

Join us for the Summer Songs 3 Collection!

This summer you and your child will gallop like a pony, “March & Drum”, be “Singin’ Every Day,” under “Great Big Stars”, plus shake some ‘Simmons’, and pretend to be a Pussycat. These are just a few of the twenty-one songs we’ll enjoy in this collection.

In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes materials for you to use at home, plus digital resources including the Family Music ZoneTM and the Hello Everybody app to access your music from anywhere.

Continue your musical journey with your child, or get started this summer.

Our Summer Term will start on July 5 running for 6 weeks
We will have classes:
Wed @10am in our SE location
and
Mon @10am in the NW
(no class on Heritage Day)

TO REGISTER click here

The Summer 6 week Tuition Fees are as follows:

First Time Music Together Registrants:
$165/ first child, $75/ siblings born before Dec 1, 2016.
Family Rate: $265 for 3 or more registered children all born before Dec 1, 2016.

If you’ve Registered with Music Together before:
$145/ first child, $75/ siblings born before Dec 1, 2016.
Family Rate: $245 for 3 or more registered children all born before Dec 1, 2016.

Payment must be received in order to guarantee your registration, when registering via email or online, your spot will be held for 2 weeks to give you time to submit your fee. If payment is not received by that time, your registration may become subject to space availability.

Payment methods include:
Cheques payable to Music Together of the Chinook Wind and mail to: Music Together of the Chinook Wind/ PO Box 1724/ Cochrane, AB/ T4C 1B6
or email Money Transfers sent to mtchinookwind@gmail.com
OR when you register online you can pay by credit card

Join us for musical fun this Summer!

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Join us for a free Demo Class

We will be having a free demo class on Friday April 7, at 10 am at our Cochrane Location: Snap Dance Studio, 69 Railway St E, Unit 3, Cochrane AB

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Bring your babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles all to join in the fun and see what a Music Together class is all about.

Come prepared to sing, dance and have some fun!

In our studio spaces we leave our shoes at the door, non skid socks or indoor shoes are recommended for our little movers. If you have a wee baby you can choose to wear them or hold them you might want to bring a little blanket so you can put them on the floor and let them look at your face while doing some of our songs.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Spring Registration

Registration has begun for our Spring Session of Music Together.

Join us for the Maracas Song Collection this Spring

This semester we will be having so much fun exploring our Maracas song collection. Songs such as Frere jacques is a classic many of us will remember from our childhood. Your children will love waltzing and spinning with you and their teddy bears during Dancing with Teddy, We’ll bounce, clap and wiggle to Jumpin’ Josie. We’ll have some lovely snuggles to the Russian folk song, and hop aboard the the Train to the City, or the moon or wherever our imagination takes us. Looking forward to singing, dancing, jumping, bopping and wiggling this semester with you and your little ones! Be sure to REGISTER EARLY so you don’t miss out!

There is still time to Register for our Winter Semester

Join us for the Stick Song Collection this Winter!

When you join Music Together of the Chinook Wind, each semester you’ll learn twenty-five new songs and activities that your family will enjoy in class and at home. Your children will love to follow-the-leader during “Follow me Down to Carlow,” counting the stars while rocking in your arms during “Great Big Stars,” and thinking up favourite treats from Grandma for “Trot to Grandma’s House.” In addition to imaginative and engaging weekly classes, your tuition includes materials for you to use at home, online access to the curriculum and support materials on the Family Music Zone, and a family newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas. This semester, we will also be having a special Musical PJ Party – and you are invited!

To register simply fill out our online registration form here

Or you can contact us and we will send you a registration email.

You can find our Class Schedule here

THE 10-WEEK TUITION FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
First-time Music Together Registrants:
$220.00/ first child; $125.00/ siblings born before April 1, 2016.
Family Rate: $370.00 (for 3 or more registered children all born before April 1, 2016)

If You’ve Registered with MT Before:
$190.00/ first child; $125.00/ siblings born before April 1, 2016
Family Rate: $355.00 (for 3 or more registered children all born before April 1, 2016)

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (all classes are 45-55mins in length):
MIXED-AGE (for children ages 0-5yrs). Educators have long considered mixed-age groupings beneficial, so Music Together® is designed with this in mind. Research tells us that early childhood learning is best enhanced in a natural family and community environment, rather than in groupings determined by age. This encourages ALL children to participate, process, and experiment with music in whatever way is developmentally appropriate to them, and honours their individuality