Program Type

The Music Class Programs

The Music Class has several programs designed for children with a parent or caregiver. We also have a program for preschool or childcare centers where parents are not in the room. Please check out all of our options below and feel free to email us with any questions!

Music Pups®

Parent/child classes for children ages birth through 4 years old

Music Pups is a fun-filled program of singing, dancing, movement, and instrument play, all designed to stimulate musical learning! Key components include:

  • Research-based activities designed to nurture the musical development of young children by motivating parents and caregivers to engage in musical activities with their children. Through teacher modeling, play, parent education, our acclaimed music, and the joy of our classes, Music Pups provides a catalyst for parents to create a stimulating musical environment for their child.
  • Class sizes that reflect the individualized attention families need while still harnessing the energy of group fun! We recommend a class size minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 children.
  • Consistency and familiarity through our recommended session structure. Classes meet once a week, usually for a 10 week session. Families attend the same class each week, resulting in both children and parents bonding with their teacher and classmates.
  • Mixed Age Classes, creating an active & fun environment where children of different ages (such as siblings) can enjoy class together, and learn from observing each other as well as the adults in the room!

Music Cats®

Parent/child classes for 4 and 5 year olds

Music Cats classes include the same fun spirit and activities as our Music Pups program, plus more challenging activities designed to capitalize on the ability and creative of “big kids”.  Goals include:

  • Improving children's pitch and rhythm skills. In addition to Music Pups style singing and movement activities, we include individualized tonal and rhythm instruction each week to challenge each student at his or her own level.
  • Developing critical listening skills, such as the ability to identify when notes are correct or incorrect when listening to familiar songs.
  • Learning about band and orchestra instruments, and practicing the identification of the sounds they produce.
  • Introducing the piano. Fun keyboarding activities help prepare our students for future keyboard or piano lessons.

Sound Habits® Keyboard Class

Parent/child classes group keyboard classes for ages 5 - 7

In our Sound Habits Keyboard Class aural skills are taught along with technical skills and students learn to play by ear before music notation is introduced. Children and their parents learn together in group of up to eight families. Highlights include:

  • Weekly group lessons that are taught in a fun and playful manner. Each class is 45 minutes, and progress in a series of three sequential 10-week sessions: fall, winter and spring.
  • Guided home practice sessions (provided by CD or digitally via app). Students are expected to practice for about ten minutes, a minimum of 3 times per week.
  • Recitals featuring student solos, parent-child duets, and child-child duets and ensembles.
  • Beginning harmony, transposition and improvisation.
  • Building self esteem and self discipline.
  • Development of many musical skills that are easily transferred to other instruments.
  • Opportunities for parent-child bonding while learning a new skill together- an experience that becomes increasingly rare once children reach school age!


Bring quality music education to preschools and childcare centers

  • The MusiCanopy program features award-winning music and a 3-year rotating curriculum with new music each year.
  • Our play-based teaching approach centers on engaging movement activities and fun musical instruments to make music time a highlight of every child’s day.
  • Schools are provided with online training and detailed lesson plans make it easy for classroom teachers or music specialists to lead the program. 
  • Families are given access to the music on the TMC Tunes app so that children will be immersed in the same music both at school and at home.