Classes

2021 Classes

The 10-week Spring Session will run:

 

April 6, 2021- June 13, 2021

 

 Click the “Register” tab to sign up now!

 

Due to COVID-19 we are offering all outdoor, mixed-aged classes for Spring Session.

 

  • Tuesdays 10:30am-11:15am, mixed-aged, outdoor class ONE SPOT LEFT*
  • Thursdays 1:30pm-2:15pm, mixed-aged, outdoor class
  • Thursdays 6:00pm-6:45pm, mixed-aged, outdoor class
  • Fridays 9:30am-10:15am, mixed-aged, outdoor class FULL*
  • Fridays 10:30am-11:15am, mixed-aged, outdoor class FULL*
  • Fridays 11:30am-12:15pm, mixed-aged, outdoor class TWO SPOTS LEFT*
  • Sundays 2:00pm-2:45pm, mixed-aged, outdoor class ONE SPOT LEFT*
  • Sundays 3:00pm-3:45pm, mixed-aged, outdoor class FULL*

 

All classes this spring taught by:

Maggie Gill, Center Director and registered Music Together® teacher.

*Open spots were last updated on this webpage at noon on 4/7/2021.

Registrations are first come, first serve.

 

 

NOTE: If you are interested in a private class time for your “social distancing pod” please email us at fiddlesticksmusictogether@gmail.com. We have limited times available, but we are happy to try and work out a class that will work for you!

 

All classes offered will be on the green space at All Saints Episcopal Church in Homewood, AL. We do suggest that you bring a big blanket as you would for picnicking (a mat with a waterproof side is preferable) for you and your child to sit on the ground. 

We will be offering unlimited make-ups during this session. Because we want you to feel free staying home if you’ve got the sniffles, and we are going to be allowing for the occasional rainy day, we are offering unlimited make-ups during this session. We just ask that you email us if you are going to miss class, so our teachers know what to expect.

(A sign-up for make-up spots will be provided in the first week of classes.)

 

To register for a class, please click on the "register" tab in the menu!  

Questions?  Please email fiddlesticksmusictogether@gmail.com or call Maggie at 205-540-7551.

 

 

MIXED-AGE CLASSES

(Offered outdoors in Spring 2021 due to COVID-19)

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age four through all the nine song collections.  This basic class follows the recommendations of child-development researchers--grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning.  Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because all the children in the family can go to one class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, chanting, moving, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregiver--parents, grandparents, nannies--can bring the children.  The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience! Included in this session's tuition are:

  • 45-minute classes once a week for 10 weeks (Up to 2 make-up classes can be scheduled within a session if you have to miss class.) 
  • Music Together current collection songbook 
  • CD and digital download featuring the current collection, plus online support and a "Family Music Zone"
  • Parent Guide with information about music and child development (for families new to the program)
  • Discounted tuition for siblings; siblings under 10 months and 5 or older attend free

 

BABIES CLASS

(Not offered during Spring 2021, but don't worry! You and your baby are welcome in our mixed age classes!)

Especially designed for babies 8 months and younger with a parent or caregiver, this 10-week class features special songs and activities to help you identify and encourage musical responses in your baby. Have fun playing and singing together (yes, babies sing!) while you meet and form lasting friendships with other parents and their babies. Your family will receive:

  • 45-minute classes once a week for 10 weeks specifically designed to help you give your child the very best start in his or her musical development
  • Music Together songbook with special insert about music development in infants
  • CD and digital download of all current collection songs
  • Parent Guide with information about music and child development (for families new to the program)
  • Want to attend classes before your baby is born? Email me for details!
Mixed-Age Class

This class type is appropriate for children ages birth through 5 years old.  The mixed-age environment allows children to learn from one another, which in turn promotes greater cognitive and social development. Each child learns at his/her own speed with no competition, because each is at a different level. In addition, a true community is built when families come together in a class such as this, and all are participating. Children learn to trust and share within that community.