Mixed-age classes include children newborn
through kindergarten, and their grown-ups. The mixed-age format is not
only educationally sound but creates a family-like atmosphere where siblings
can attend class together. Older children learn from being in a leadership
role, while younger children benefit from the example of the older child.
Children of the same age are not necessarily in the same stage of music
development. A mixed-age format enables them to participate freely and
experience the music at their own level, without being burdened
by age-specific expectations. We try to recognize the growing competence
of children ages three and up, and incorporate their leadership and social
skills into our classes.