Coronavirus Pandemic

Friends, it looks as though it won't be possible for us to be in the classroom together anytime soon. However, I want you and the children you love to be able to make Music Together® in your homes. It is what I have always wanted, to teach you how to weave music into your everyday lives, to parent musically. My plan is to use this opportunity to really drive that home, literally!

I realize there isn't a substitute for in-person classes, but maybe we should view Music Together in a different way now: Music Together at home! Now more than ever, you are your child's most important teacher. I will come into your living rooms with the rich Music Together music and curriculum you know and love (now revised for teaching online-- headquarters has been working around the clock to create the new content!).

My goal is to be the resource that will bring your family joy at this difficult time. We will continue to use a private Facebook group to connect; I've tested other platforms, but I have found that the sound and video quality on Facebook is the best. The online version of our spring semester will be a package including:

  • Two 30-minute live classes per week
  • Two recorded video "shorts" (musical activities, crafts, sing-alongs, lullabyes, storytimes, etc.)
  • Two Music Together of Galloway community PJ Party classes during the semester via Zoom
  • Many new online resources from Music Together Worldwide (downloadable materials, videos from around the world, musical activities)
  • And, of course, your Music Together materials (CD, songbook, access code)

All content in the Facebook group will be uploaded and can be rewatched online for the entire semester. For your materials, I will use rubber gloves to package them into a plastic bag with your family's name. Pickup will be in my driveway in Smithville (128 Southport Court) starting at 10 AM this Thursday; I'm thinking the sooner, the better. Anyone who cannot pick up their materials can be given the access code for their music via phone or email, and the songbook will be held for you until we see each other again. Keep in mind, we still may get to be in the classroom for some of the semester and it doesn't actually begin until April 13th. Some of the latest developments seem promising.

I am invested in keeping the quality of this new format strong and doing all I can to deepen our connection. We can do this! 

 

Love from,

Teacher Rosie

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