The time has come. Your child sings and hums all the time, dances around the house and expresses themselves with music everywhere they go. As parents, we want to encourage this, so we think – music lessons, and music instruments! The best time to get a jump start on music is when the child is…
Fun. Uplifting. Magical. Transformative. These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Music Together®. Want to join their amazing community of Music Together families?
For the last 20 years, West Side Music Together has been providing meaningful music experiences for thousands of families in Vancouver. Families can enter our program curriculum at any age from newborn through age 8 in their Babies Only (0-8mos), Mixed Age (0-4yrs), or Rhythm Kids (5-8yrs) programs. Each week babies, toddlers, preschoolers, big kids—and the grownups who love them!—gather together in classes to sing, wiggle, dance, and jam with the instruments.
Children can learn to speak music in the same way they learn to speak English – by being with grown-ups who speak the language of music to each other, the children, and even to the infants. And parents love their award-winning music with its rich variety of styles, metres, tonalities, and languages! The illustrated songbook, and other print and online resources will help you continue the music-making fun at home and nurture your child’s musical growth—even if you don’t think of yourself as a great singer or dancer. Like parenting, making music requires no previous experience or expertise, just a willingness to get down on the floor and get silly with your child!
Find a spot for Music Classes with your family this fall
Visit one of their West Side, East Side, or West Vancouver locations! The Old Barn UBC, Kerrisdale CC, St. James in Kits, Kitsilano CC, Douglas Park CC, Roundhouse CC, Britannia CC, Killarney CC, Trout Lake CC, St. Stephen’s in West Van. Classes run mornings Mon-Sat and some afternoons.
Join Westside Music for the Bongos collection! Gather together in the cool crisp air of fall to sing all new songs from the Bongos songbook and CD. With this collection, you’ll sing about Japanese fireflies lighting up the sky in ‘Hotaru Koi’, skiddle dee idle doo with ‘Mountain Dew’ and sing the ‘City Blues’!
In addition to classes, your tuition includes a new songbook with beautiful color illustrations for each song, a newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas, and online access to your songs through the Hello Everybody app. Each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim and children’s book illustrator Gerald Kelley. You’ll also have access to online resources, such as downloadable songs, bonus activities, music notation, and more.
Fall Schedule is now up. Register now!
Joining late? They offer pro-rated classes so don’t hesitate to join in after the first class has started. Register online and the pro-rate will be automatically applied. It’s like a built in discount. : )
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