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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.

    

    

 

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)   

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.  We have performed at Union Coffee Co, Ledgewood Bay,  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, to name a few.  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.

Beginning Guitar

This class is for Beginners or those wanting to get "back into" guitar playing after an extended absence.  Chords, strum patterns and singing in a fun, non-performance-oriented group setting.  Adults and Teens.  There will be singing involved!

Folksongs on Guitar/Ukulele

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.