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For classes in the Marina, please visit
Marina Music Together, your new home for family music-making in the Mar Vista & Playa Vista communities.

Ten-week Fall Session
with the Bongos song collection
September 7 through November 22

for Babies (0–8m), Family (mixed ages 0–5y), Big Kids (5–8y), & Adult Guitar

class schedule • register now • free demo

Join us for ten weeks of fantastic music with the Music Together Bongos song collection, featuring  Down Under, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Greensleeves, Hey, Diddle, Diddle, Train Is A-Coming, Lil' Liza Jane/Funga Alafia, See How I'm Jumping, a new Japanese firefly song, and many other fun and engaging songs designed to provide a rich musical palette for the whole family!  

Music Together classes involve singing & chanting, dancing & playing, tapping & clapping, and generally having a fabulous time getting those neural pathways firing to support your child's innate musical abilities in relationship with you. Children in Valley Cat Music classes (and their parents!) are exposed to a variety of musical styles from around the world, rhythms, languages, instruments & props (drums, shakers, bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, parachutes, guitar, ukulele, recorder, etc.), and activities designed to nurture their musical development with the guidance and modeling of their loving caregivers.

Students in the Family class work through play toward basic music competence (being able to sing in tune and keep a steady beat), while families in the Babies class learn how to bond with their babies through musical play, read their babies' cues, and meet other parents of infants. Students in the Big Kids class work through play toward basic music literacy (being able to identify pitches and notate rhythms). In all classes, the goal is to foster a lifelong love of music, connect as a family, and have fun! 

If you've never been to a Music Together class, come see what the fun is all about by attending a FREE DEMO class; click here to sign up. And please like us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything Valley Cat! 

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Valley Cat Music has been voted one of the top music classes in L.A. three years in a row, thanks to you. 

   

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, k–2nd graders, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement. 

Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of receiving it passively from CDs, TV, or the Internet.

Central to the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life. Our classes build on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. We'll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument later on should he or she choose to do so.

For a video of a Music Together family class, click here.


VALLEY CAT MUSIC RECOMMENDS... 

Reading (also posted on Facebook)

Why We Should Stop Segregating Children by Age: Part I--The Value of Play in the Zone of Proximal Development

Bonding with Kids Through Play - Parenthood.com 

 Classes/Philosophies

Echo Parenting and Education (parenting classes you can attend in person with your children; Valley Cat Music recommends, supports, and employs their philosophy of empathy and connection)

BINI Birth (support for new families and birth professionals)

A Ha Parenting (positive parenting tools for every age/stage): click here


"It's never too late to have a happy childhood." ~ Tom Robbins

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"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents." ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

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"A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (American aviator) 

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"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." (When asked about his theory of relativity) ~ Albert Einstein 

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"The earth has music for those who listen." William Shakespeare

 

 



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Music Together Big Kids® Class

The Big Kids class is a 1-hour drop-off class for 5- to 8-year-olds only (no siblings under 5 & parents optional) to develop musical skills while continuing to explore creativity & individuality in a fun/safe setting. Contact Deborah to get on the waiting list!

Adult Guitar Class

Starting Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30p at Center Stage Dance in Valley Village: The Music Together Adult Guitar class is for parents of registered students only. Ask me for the registration code once you're enrolled in the fall Bongos session! Class description.

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VALLEY CAT MUSIC 
11029 Sarah Street 
West Toluca Lake, CA 91602 
323.528.6656 (323.KAT.MOJO)
valleycatmusic@gmail.com 

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