Registration is open for Music Together’s spring classes. If you aren’t familiar with the program, it’s worth checking out—and my recommendation comes from my own mini-Glee experience. Both of my children loved the weekly 45-minute sessions of singing, dancing, and spirited interaction with other kids. And, truth be told, I found it pretty fun myself. Besides the simple joy of seeing my babes have a good time, it was kind of cool to get kid-silly in public without a shred of self-consciousness (okay, maybe a small shred, but if you heard me sing, you’d understand).
Music Together thrives on the idea that childrens’ natural aptitude for music blossoms in a rich music environment. The classes provide that with rhythmic rhymes, movement activities, and instrument play that are engaging and easy for little ones to follow. The best part is that it’s a relaxed, non-structured atmosphere—if your kid wants to get up and wander or do his own interpretive dance, it’s okay. You’ll also get a songbook and two CDs of the class music—one for the house, one for the car—for the kids to enjoy beyond the weekly sessions.
Classes, recommended for children up to age five, are being offered at several locations around the Metro area—Capitol Hill, Chevy Chase, Glover Park, Arlington, and McLean—and the new session begins the week of March 29. Visit the Music Together website for specific days, times, and locations.