Music Together® Mixed Ages
Each week in Music Together Mixed-Age Classes at Tiny Toes Music, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them gather for 45 minutes of fun-filled family music time. Your teacher will lead you and the other families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions (with child-friendly instruments, of course!). It's so much fun you won't realize how much learning is taking place!
You'll take home the award-winning music used in class, along with an illustrated songbook and other resources. As you discover new ways to play with music all week long, you'll be supporting your child's music-learning and overall development- even if you don't think of yourself as a great singer or dancer.
Rhythm Kids Level 1
Rhythm Kids Level 1 is the next musical step for your preschool child with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative, as they:
- make up their own drumming patterns
- invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)
- create movement ideas for songs
- even take a drum solo!
Rhythm Kids Level 1 follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. Classes are for preschoolers and the grownups who love them and include weekly, 45-minute classes, Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester and access to online drum-play videos and other material. You and your child will:
- Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
- Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
- Learn to create, cooperate, and express yourselves musically
Join us! You'll be so glad you did.
Jingle Bell Time
In December, join us in this music and movement class as you sing and dance favorite holiday classics. Get ready for songs, chants and fingerplays, instrument activities with sticks, eggs, and drums, and movement activities with scarves and dancing! And of course, lots of laughter and fun with other families. Jingle Bell Time is perfect for siblings, neighbors, cousins, and friends!
Free Demo Class
Sign up for one of our free demo classes to discover just how fun making music as a family can be! For 45 minutes, you and your child will sing and dance, move and groove, giggle and snuggle together. What more could you want?
Fun in the Sun
Cool off with us this summer and sing and dance with us during our three-week sessions of Fun in the Sun! Get ready for chants and fingerplays, instrument activities with sticks, eggs, and drums, and movement activities with scarves, parachutes, and dancing! And of course, lots of laughter and fun with other families while you take a break from your vacation at the beach. Join us for a session this summer!
Benefit Concert with Uncle Gerry
Open to all Tiny Toes Music families, as well as other families in the community who love to sing and dance, this celebration is a wonderful way to end the Zion ECEC school year and enjoy community music making at the same time! Join us for our fifth annual musical concert events with Gerry Dignan. "Uncle" Gerry is featured on the Music Together CD's given to thousands of families who take Music Together classes worldwide. We are honored to welcome Uncle Gerry to sing and dance with us! The children will be very excited to hear Uncle Gerry's familiar voice. We hope many families will come out and enjoy a fun morning of music!
This very special benefit concert continues our partnership with Lutheran Day Nursery, which serves low income families in Humboldt Park and Logan Square. We are so excited to have the ability and opportunity to "pay it forward" and support the Music Together curriculum in another long established school that is deeply committed to the development of children and their families. Through your contributions, Tiny Toes Music, in partnership with CLEF, provides Music Together Preschool classes to the children at Lutheran Day. Because CLEF is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization, fully underwritten by its board members, every dollar donated is tax deducible and will be used to support Music Together at Lutheran Day. Suggested minimum donation: $15
In addition to recording for Music Together, Gerry has worked and recorded with Grammy-nominated cellist, David Darling, and has contributed to the work of Music for People, an organization dedicated to self-expression through improvisational music. Gerry is also a seven-year member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and has traveled with the CSO to perform at the Concerthalle in Berlin as well as Carnegie Hall in New York City.