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Music Together®

Music Together programs around the world offer a mixed-age, research-based, parent-child class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers & kindergarten children in which experienced early childhood music specialists lead songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed yet structured setting. Music is learned through play with activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children. Music Together classes nourish a family's efforts to create a rich and joyful musical environment at home, regardless of their own musical abilities, with the accompanying take-home materials.  The program develops your child's innate potential to gain basic music competence (tonal and rhythm skills) while fostering a love of music for life-long enjoyment.  It is also a satisfying cultural experience and an opportunity for you to bond with your children through music.  Read what parents and grandparents have to say here.

    

    

 

3 Wk. Summer Singalong

Songs, dances, singing games, rhythm instruments.  Enjoy community music-making at its best with Amy Conley, multi-instrumentalist and experienced early childhood educator.  There is no age restriction on this class so that older siblings are welcome and included.   Adults in class model the joy of making music!    You are welcome to bring instruments from home as well.

Ukulele Beginners

Class for Beginners (Adults/Teens/Kids over 11)  wishing to learn a wonderful instrument and many styles of music.  No previous music knowledge necessary!  Ukuleles have gained recent popularity all over the country because of their ease of playing, wonderful sound, portability and musical versatility.  We'll sing and play in a group (group singing has been shown to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system), working in the key of C. Great songbook, The Daily Ukulele with 365 songs. If you need a ukulele, Amy can help you choose one that fits you!

 

Ukulele Adv. Beg.

For students who are comfortable playing the chords C, Am, F, G, G7, C7, Em, Dm ...  OR  have taken Ukulele Beginners.  New chords and more songs in the key of C, as well as songs in the key of G.   Singing songs and playing from The Daily Ukulele book.  (Note to guitar players: The Baritone uke is tuned like the highest four strings of the guitar and a Baritone version of the Daily Ukulele is also available, so talk to Amy if you are considering the larger, deeper and guitar-like qualities of the baritone ukulele.  Baritone ukuleles can be purchased at Indie Music in Milford)   

Ukulele Intermediate

Ukulele class for those who have taken Ukulele Beginner,  Ukulele Adv.Beg., or for those who can already play basic chords in the keys of C and G.   This is also a great class for people who play guitar, since it will be easy for you to learn ukulele chords quickly.   Tuition prices will vary if you need a tuner, ukulele or The Daily Ukulele book.  In this class we will start to work through more complicated songs in the Keys of C and G, start finger-picking, learn to transpose songs, do some reading of tablature (note playing method), and be able to split the group according to levels.  More fun singing and playing!  This class gets invited to perform at events (optional).

The Kukuleles

People in this group are familiar with many songs in The Daily Ukulele, can read chord diagrams quickly including the jazz chords, and sometimes like to perform at local events.  This is for Intermediate players who are comfortable learning new chords/songs and enjoy singing for fun. Students are not obligated to join in any performances but are invited to perform for farmers' markets, festivals, and other events.  This year some of us performed at the Pine Hill Holiday Fair,  the UUCM holiday fair, the Milford Pumpkin Festival, High Mowing School May Day and the Amherst Middle School Family Fair.  Students may sign up for any events they are interested in.  Open to all students who have completed Ukulele Intermediate Class or demonstrate appropriate skill.

Beatle-Lovers Jam

Sing, play, laugh and enjoy many Beatles songs.  Guitar, ukuleles, percussion  welcome.  Lyrics and chords will be provided.  All ages welcome.  45 min. class. 

FolkRoots for Instruments & Voice

Bring your guitar, banjo, ukulele or mandolin and learn traditional songs from the world of folk, bluegrass, gospel, blues, from many continents.  These songs have been handed down through the generations for their beauty or storyline.  Singers welcome, ability to read music is not required.   Words and chords to songs will be provided each week.  Expand your repertoire while having fun!   This is an advanced beginner/intermediate level class.