Music Together (Early Childhood)


Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music program offering 45 minutes of pure musical fun for you and your child each week. Accredited teachers introduce children to the pleasures of making music in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. You’ll receive CDs and songbooks tied to each session’s unique experiences for use at home. The national program’s e-newsletter, web resources and online store provide additional support for enriching your child’s and your family’s musical growth and enjoyment.

Three 10-week class sessions are held each year, each focusing on a different song collection: Fall session begins September 10; Winter session begins December 3; Spring session begins March 18. The six-week summer session begins the week of  June 18 and runs through July 30.

Music Together Mixed Age classes are for children birth through age 5 and their parent(s) or caregiver. The Music Together® award winning curriculum is used in a playful, developmentally appropriate environment which utilizes singing, moving, playing instruments and making music in a fun 45 minute class. This type of music making is shown to enhance higher order thinking skills in our children, which supports all learning and provides an opportunity for children to attain basic music competence which is needed before learning an instrument, can occur.

Music Together Generations classes expand the regular Mixed Age classes by adding elder “grandfriends” to the class, and are held in an elder facility. The best part about Music Together® is the FUN we have together making music each and every class!

Cost for the ten-week session is $185 for the first child; $115 for a sibling 15 months or older. Free demonstration classes are available during a regular class session if space is available. To reserve your spot, call 269-345-6664 or email

Mixed Age classes are held at Crescendo Academy of Music, at Excel Dance Centre (6775 West Q Avenue, Kalamazoo, 49009), and at Academy of Dance Arts (536 Romence Road, Portage). Crescendo now offers Music Together Generations at Friendship Village of Kalamazoo (1400 N. Drake Road, Kalamazoo, 49009). Classes are taught by Cathi Smits, a Certified Level II Music Together Specialist; Melissa Ludwa, a Certified Level II Music Together Specialist; Caitlyn Bodine, Music Together Specialist.

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Spring Session priority registration begins February 4; general registration begins February 18!

To enroll, click the link below, contact the Crescendo office at 269-345-6664, or email Classes must meet minimum enrollment to be held. When registering for your Music Together class, please indicate your first and second choice of class times below.

Mixed Age Classes:
Mondays at Crescendo: 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm; instructor Certified Specialist II Melissa Ludwa
Tuesdays at Excel Dance Centre: 10:00 am and 11:00 am; instructor Certified Specialist I Melissa Ludwa
Wednesdays Generations Class at Friendship Village of Kalamazoo: 10:00 am; instructor Caitlyn Bodine
Wednesdays at Crescendo: 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm; instructor Certified Specialist II Cathi Smits
Thursdays at Crescendo: 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm; instructor Certified Specialist II Cathi Smits
Fridays at Crescendo: 9:15 am and 10:15 am; instructor Certified Specialist II Cathi Smits
Fridays at Academy of Dance Arts: 9:30 am and 10:30 am; instructor Certified Specialist II Melissa Ludwa
Fridays Generations Class at Friendship Village of Kalamazoo: 10:00 am; instructor Caitlyn Bodine

The following classes are full. To be added to a wait list, please contact the office:


Online Registration

Please complete your registration online by going here. To pay online, please use the Paypal link below.

Fees and Payments

Music Together® class fees are due by the first day of each session. The fee for the 10-week Mixed Ages class is $185.00 for the first student, $115.00 for the second student; one sibling under 15 months old is free with paid tuition. For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Credit card payments can be accepted by phone or in person at Crescendo during regular office hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, at our Square store, or you may use PayPal online:

Mixed Aged Classes

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Missed Music Together® classes can be made up if space is available; arrangements to make up a missed class can be made with the class instructor.

Academy Closings

Crescendo will be closed during the Kalamazoo Public Schools winter (Christmas) and spring breaks. Morning Music Together classes will be cancelled when area public schools close for snow days. If it becomes necessary for Crescendo to close, the closing will be announced via our voice mail system (269-345-6664), website, and Facebook pages.

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