Our Classes

Enroll now for fall semester We offer sibling discounts, and if the sibling is under 8 months old, they are free with their older enrolled sibling. Prices are going up (a little) on August 7, so enroll early to take advantage of the old prices! Classes start September 1. Scroll down for the full class schedule.

Don't see a class time that works for you? Please let us know and we will see what we can do!

Program price information and registration here.  If you wish to purchase a gift certificate, click here. 

Class Descriptions

Multi-age Parent-Child Classes

45-minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play for your young children age 0-5 years and you. Siblings may attend the same class! Activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences -- developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers, regardless of their own musical ability. Songbook and CDs are included, a different collection every semester! Fall, winter, and spring semesters meet for ten weeks, summer for six.

Babies Class

An introductory class just for new families with new babies, newborn to 8 months old. Babies are born musical! You will be amazed at the musical responses your child will exhibit, even though they are not yet mobile or verbal. In this class, the activities are specifically designed to teach you how to support music development in infancy and how to connect with your baby through music using methods such as "purposeful touch," "sound-layering," "dancing for baby," etc. And since our Babies Class uses the same song collections as our other classes, you will experience a seamless transition as your baby grows into our mixed-age and "Big Kids" classes. 45 minutes, 10 weeks, Songbook and CDs included. Babies 0-8 months are also welcome in the mixed age classes, and are free (through 7 months of age) if they are accompanying an older sibling in a mixed age class!

Big Kids Classes

Music Together Big Kids®™ is a 60-minute class for 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds. The program blends the elements of Music Together® that parents and children love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for this age group.

Big Kids classes lay the foundation for Basic Music Literacy, complementing music instruction in school or instrument lessons, and leading to a lifetime of joyful music-making. The curriculum includes solfège, solos and ensembles, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development, and drumming. In a safe, fun environment, your child can experiment with new activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, and game songs.

Parents may, but are not required to attend the whole class with the child, and are expected to attend the last few minutes of each class for the lullaby and the goodbye song. Each family receives a Big Kids songbook, CD, solfège cards, and HomePlay activities, so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home and parents can stay connected with what the child is learning in class. (Insurance requires that at least one adult other than the teacher be present at each class. This will be worked out with the families of the enrolled children.)

 

 

Inter-generational Classes If your facility is interested in hosting an Intergenerational Music Together class, please contact Karen at director.meadowlark@me.com.

Same as Multi-age Parent-Child Classes, but held at a Senior living facility, and we invite the Elders to join us in making and enjoying the music. Children and Elders interact, and can become like surrogate grandparents/grandchildren to each other.The Elders are a wonderful source of musical knowledge, talent, and nurturing, and love to have visits from little ones - smiles all around! 

 

LAWRENCE LOCATIONS: 

       Tuesday and Saturday classes meet at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold, Lawrence, KS.
       Wednesday and Thursday classes meet at Oread Friends Meeting Hall, 1146 Oregon St., Lawrence, KS.

TOPEKA LOCATION:

       Thursday class meets at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka ("UUFT"), 4775 SW 21st St. Topeka, KS

If the class you want is full, please sign up on the waiting list and/or let us know - a spot may open up or additional class sections may be added if demand is there.

Questions? Contact the director, Karen, at 785-393-3575 or by email at director.meadowlark@me.com. Be sure to include your email or phone number and your name.

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A note to parents: 

Our classes are geared towards providing a musical immersion experience for your children. Just like language learning, musical learning happens best in a full-immersion approach. To this end, we ask that you refrain as much as possible from talking in class, either with your spouse, other parents, or with your children. If you must communicate with your child or another adult, please try to do it non-verbally, or as a last resort, in a singing voice. Your children are especially attuned to your speaking voice (you may not think they are listening to you, but they are!!) and are easily distracted by it. And remember: Children learn more from what you do than what you say. Be a model of attentive music making.

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Center policies: 

For full details of Center and Class Policies, click here. 

Registration details: 

Payment:  When your payment in full is received (including the non-refundable $10 registration fee for new families), your spot(s) will be held for you. Class enrollment is not guaranteed until payment is received. Otherwise, classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. 

Class size: Minimum class size is 6, maximum is 12 enrolled children. In the case of low enrollment, a class may be canceled, and enrolled families asked to switch to their second choice. If a switch is impossible, tuition will be refunded. For Big Kids, minimum is 5, maximum is 8.

Drop/refund policy: If you cancel your registration more than 1 week prior to start of class, your tuition fee will be refunded. If you cancel your registration 7 days or less prior to start of class, your tuition fee, minus a cancellation fee of $30, will be refunded. If you must drop after the first class meeting, a tuition refund will be issued, minus a cancellation fee of $50. After the second class meeting, no refunds will be given. In the case of a class being canceled by the Meadowlark Music Together director, full refunds will be given if the enrolled family is unable to attend a different class.

Snow days: If Lawrence schools are closed because of weather, morning Music Together classes will also be closed. Closure will be posted on the website by 8 am. For afternoon and evening classes, check the website for information (if conditions clear, we'll probably hold class.) Those without internet access will be telephoned. A makeup session will be scheduled.

Make ups:  Three make-ups are allowed on a space available basis. Please check with the teacher or schedule your make-up online to make sure there is space. Click here for the online make-up scheduler. 

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Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Class Descriptions
Class Schedule Start Date Teacher

First Baptist Church, Lawrence
1330 Kasold Drive
Lawrence, KS 66049
map and directions
Lawrence, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Sep 01, 2015 Karen Abraham
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Sep 01, 2015 Karen Abraham
Lawrence, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Sep 01, 2015 Karen Abraham
Lawrence, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Sep 01, 2015 Karen Abraham
Lawrence, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Saturday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Sep 05, 2015 Karen Abraham
Saturday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sep 05, 2015 Karen Abraham


Oread Friends Mtg Hall, Lawrence
1146 Oregon St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
map and directions
Lawrence, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Sep 02, 2015 Karen Abraham
Lawrence, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Sep 03, 2015 Karen Abraham
Lawrence, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Sep 03, 2015 Karen Abraham
Thursday 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Sep 03, 2015 Karen Abraham


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka
4775 SW 21st St.
Topeka, KS 66604
map and directions
Topeka, KS. Birth-Kindergarten with caregivers.
Thursday 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Sep 03, 2015 Karen Abraham