At Home Classes Winter 2021

Join The Music Class At Home!

Bring the joy of music into your home. The Music Class offers fun, developmental, interactive music classes and events online. Led by inspiring music teachers, you and your child will be swept into playful singing and dancing, together with other classmates in a virtual studio. 

The Winter session began November 8th, so all classes are now pro-rated! 

Interactive Classes

The Music Class At Home interactive classes offer families an authentic Music Class experience with weekly 30-minute classes led by a TMC instructor and a small group of other Music Class families. Classes meet at the same time each week to foster the same strong sense of community that you get from an in-person class.

 

Open enrollment for Winter 2021 At Home classes is going on now!

 

At Home Session Information

Click on the sections below ("+") for all the information you need!

Calendar

Winter Session Calendar

(10-Week Session)

  • The session starts the week of November 8 - 14
  • No classes November 22 - 28 (Thanksgiving); December 20 - January 2 (Holiday Break); January 17 (MLK)
  • Classes end the week of February 1 - 7

To see the full calendar click here

Tuition

Tuition

$165 (Music Pups), $170 (Music Cats) for the 10-week session, and $66 for a 4-week segment. All full session families will be able to take classes twice a week using the 10 extra “make-up classes” provided.

Siblings

Siblings are FREE!

For all At Home Music Classes, there is no fee for additional siblings. Families register one child and all children in the household can attend class together.

Extra Classes

You get extra classes!

Each full session student will receive 10 additional “make-up” classes. Our system calls them "make-ups," but think of them simply as extra classes. You can use your make-ups to attend class twice a week, or schedule them according to whatever works for your family throughout the session!* Make-ups can be scheduled on our website, our app, or by contacting our office at 770-645-5578.

You will need to wait until the beginning of the session to start scheduling your make-up classes. This is to ensure that the fall class schedule will be solidified before make-ups are added.

*Make-ups are available first-come, first-served. We can not guarantee that make-ups will be available for a specific class. Make-ups are limited to the same program you are registered for (Music Pups, Music Cats, etc.)

Materials

Materials - Songbooks, CDs, and The Music Class App

Songbooks - The printed Tiger Collection songbook will be provided for families enrolled in the full session this winter and taking Tiger for the first time. (Books are not provided with segment registrations.) 

The songbooks will be mailed to each family receiving the book starting November 1. It will take about a week to receive your book. All registered full-session families will be emailed an address confirmation on October 28, please be sure to verify that we have the correct shipping address on file. To verify your shipping address on file is correct now, visit https://themusicclass.com/dashboard/ and click on “my account”.

CDs - For enrolled families, Tiger CDs are available for $5 and will be shipped with your book. To order a CD, email info@themusicclass.com or call 770-645-5578.

Materials Discount - If you have registered for a full session of The Tiger Collection before, a $30 materials discount will automatically be applied, and you will not receive a new songbook in the mail.

Refund

Refund Information

Click here to view TMC Atlanta's Refund Policy.

Registration Schedule

Registration Schedule

Priority enrollment for winter is offered to families enrolled in our Fall full session (not segments) and takes place from September 17 - 23.

Open enrollment for all other families starts September 24.

Making the Most of At Home Classes

Our focus is on making At Home classes the best possible experience for our families. Click on the sections below ("+") to learn more about strategies we are implementing for teachers and parents to make The Music Class the leader in At Home classes for young children.

Creating Transitions At Home

Creating Transitions At Home

Many children have a hard time transitioning from one activity to the next. In the old days, transitioning to Music Class involved a car ride or a walk to get to class. This time helped to get your child prepared and excited about class. With At Home classes starting with a click of a mouse, we shouldn’t be surprised if a child who was happily engaged in one activity gets frustrated when suddenly told it’s time to stop what they’re doing and attend Music Class. There was no transition time!

To solve this, we strongly suggest parents build a transition routine before class starts. Take 10 minutes before class to ask your child to help you gather up instruments and to pick out a favorite stuffed animal or two for class. Sing a song together from the collection as a warm-up and sign in a few minutes early to class so that you can chat with your teacher and classmates before class starts. Creating a simple routine like this can be a huge help for kids who need transition time!

Monitoring Your Engagement Level

Monitoring Your Engagement Level

Imagine an in-person music class where adults are not near their children and there are a bunch of toys nearby. Even if the teacher was super engaging, many kids would quickly lose focus on the music and instead start playing with the toys or each other.  

Now think about your home situation. It’s super tempting to take some personal time while your toddler is watching the screen, but keep in mind that we can’t expect your child to be engaged in class without you. Just like an in-person class, the more enthusiastically you sing and are engaged with the music, the more likely it is that your child will be as well. 

Facilitating Social Connections

Facilitating Social Connections

Part of the Music Class experience is adults and kids enjoying the company of others in class. Our team has developed strategies to ensure we are connecting with each other, even in our At Home classes. From inviting families to sign in early to chat, to focusing on individual attention throughout class, to keeping class sizes small to ensure everyone has the opportunity to express themselves, we’re committed to creating social connections virtually.

Immersing Your Child in Music

Immersing Your Child in Music

At The Music Class, our education model has always focused on a mix of classroom learning and home learning in order to create musical immersion. Classes are fun for everyone and provide an opportunity for teachers to model the musical activities families should do throughout the week. The recordings make engaging with the songs and activities easy for families to do at home or wherever they are. By working together with parents, we are immersing the children in the sounds and movements that develop into their musical vocabulary.

Families that listen to the music together three or more times per week are usually easy to spot. Their kids are the ones having a great time in class doing the songs and activities. They are focused and excited to be doing the music they love. Children who are not visibly engaged in class are either shy (no worries there!) or have not had enough repetition to be able to understand and enjoy the music. Children that haven’t been immersed in the music can’t be expected to focus in class, be it in-person or At Home on Zoom.  

Our kids blossom musically when musical immersion takes place. If your child isn’t as focused as you would like during a Zoom class, try singing the songs together every day for the next week. See if that makes a difference. Remember it doesn’t matter if your child focuses on the screen during class time. As long as you are both singing and doing the activities together, you can expect to see a growing love and engagement with music!