Materials enhance your child's musical experience in class! We recommend that both parent and child have a pair of rhythm sticks, a shaker/rattle, and a scarf. For a drum, you may use a pot or pan from the kitchen. The Glockenspiel will add to your child's desire for musical exploration, but is entirely optional for the first three levels. The glockenspiel is highly recommended for Family Music for Ages 4-7. The Resonator bars with their beautiful acoustic singing tone are a nice addition if you'd like, but are not necessary for giving your child the complete class experience. By purchasing a class bundle for your child's level, you will have all the recommended materials to start making music in class. Once you have your instruments, you will not need to buy them again for future class levels.
Rhythm Sticks - 2 sets (one for parent, one for child)
Rattle/Shaker - 2 sets (one for parent, one for child)
Scarf - 2 (one for parent, one for child)
Jingle Bell (optional)
Resonator bars (opt.)
sets Drum (opt.)
Each class subscription comes with bonus videos. Bonus videos allow you to expand upon the material presented in the classes. For the baby and toddler bonus videos, extra lullabies will expand your repertoire of soothing sleepy time songs. Extra pattern videos expose your baby and toddler to more foundational elements of music. For the preschool bonus videos, extra song videos including rhythm and tonal patterns help make your child's musical foundation as strong as it can be. Your enthusiasm for pattern echoes is your child's ticket to success! Stay tuned! Bonus videos will be added to Family Music for Mixed Ages and Family Music for Ages 4-7.
Home is an amazing place for learning! Enjoy the freedom you have to use your space as you'd like.
Designating one area in your home as music class space will help you establish a routine and help you keep the instruments in one handy place for class time. Clear the floor to make movement safe and fun for you and your child.
It is not entirely necessary for your child to see the screen while listening to and participating in class as you model class activities for your child. You are free to determine the best learning context for your child.