TMC At Home Atlanta

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 classroom. 

Interactive Classes
The Music Class At Home interactive classes offer families an authentic Music Class experience with weekly 30-minute classes lead by a TMC instructor and small group of other Music Class families. With our online classes, families are able to communicate with their instructor and the others members of their class for a truly interactive and engaging at-home option! Classes meet at the same time each week to foster the same strong sense of community that you get from an in-person class.

Register for online classes

 

At Home Session Information

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

Calendar

To see the session calendar click here

Tuition

$165 (Music Pups for ages infant - 4), $170 (Music Cats for ages 4 and 5) 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 10 extra “make-up classes” provided.

Siblings

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

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 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.)

Refunds

Click here to view TMC Atlanta's Refund Policy.

Materials

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

CDs - For enrolled families, CDs for the current session 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 current collection before, a $30 materials discount will automatically be applied, and you will not receive a new songbook in the mail.

Making the Most of At Home Classes

The Music Class At Home

 

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

Many children have a hard time transitioning from one activity to the next. With in-person classes, transitioning involves a car ride or a walk. This time helps 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 in a transition routine before class starts. Take 10 minutes before class to ask your child to help you gather up instruments and a 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 huge help for kids who need transition time!

My infant is too young to focus on a virtual class - how is this educational?

Virtual classes can work really well for infants with a little grown-up enthusiasm! Just like in-peson classes, the educational value (and fun!) for babies comes from their interaction with their caregiver. For example, your teacher will lead you to bounce your child to the beat because young children learn rhythm by being bounced. In addition, using your own instruments at home is definitely a safety advantage, so parents won’t have to worry about any germ sharing when their child tastes an instrument. 

We don’t have any instruments at home

Even if you don't think you have music instruments at home - you do! Grab some wooden spoons (or even pencils) and you've got sticks! Put some rice in an old easter egg or a small Tupperware container, and you've got a shaker! A wooden spoon and a plastic bowl can be a drum!

My child is too active to focus on a virtual class

We understand your concern. The most important thing to remember is that class includes you, the parent! When you sing along and do the activities with the instructor, your child will imitate you and join in on the fun. 

What about siblings?

Siblings are FREE! Virtual classes are charged per family, not child. 

Where is my class link?

Your Zoom virtual class link will be in your parent dashboard! Simply login to your dashboard, and you'll find the green Zoom link listed under your class date. When it's time for class, click and link and let the fun begin! For additional help, email info@themusicclass.com or call 770-645-5578

Zoom Link in Parent Dashboard

 

Can I invite Grandma/Grandpa?

Feel free to share the link for your child's Music Class At Home with grandparents! We just ask that you make this available to adult family members only, and you ask them to join without video so they won't be distracting to your classmates. It's an easy way for family in different places to feel connected!

How should we dress for online classes?

Remember that everyone can see each other, so even though you might have a relaxed dress code at home and/or you might be potty-training, please make sure your family is dressed appropriately as if you were coming to an in-person class!

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!