Elevate Music Together Online

July 13 - August 28

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Elevate Music Together Online

We’re taking Music Together Online and bringing The Joy of Family Music® right into your living rooms! Join us for a weekly live class with your teacher, access to extra classes, and more video and downloadable content for rich, educational music learning. You’ll get a download code for our Kazoo collection and an instrument happy mail kit delivered directly to your door.

Now more than ever we need music, normalcy, and routine! Music Together Online is a package of online music experiences and resources that create a comprehensive music learning program with the same high-quality education for young children you expect from Elevate in a convenient new format!

 

First, pick a weekly class time

You will have access to ALL classes, but for “your” class we will be sure to sing your child’s name!

Next, your registration includes ALL OF THIS:

 
Seven Weeks of Online Mini-classes

  • Access to 3 twenty-minute mini-classes per week (through Zoom, YouTube, and/or Facebook)
  • Access to weekly short storybook sing-alongs, instrument-making videos, lullabies, etc.

 
Online Access To Kazoo Collection Songbook and Music

  • All the music, songbook, and resources you LOVE in an online format
  • Physical copies can be picked up at our contact-free pickup or mailed upon request at registration for $5

Happy Mail Instrument Package!

Every registration comes with a mailed set that includes your choice of:
 

SET #1

  • A pair of Rhythm Sticks
  • 2 Egg shakers
  • 1 Movement Scarf
  • A note from your teacher

SET #2

  • 1 Duck Castanet (just like class!)
  • 2 Egg shakers (so everyone can play along)
  • 1 Movement Scarf (so everyone can dance along)
  • A note from your teacher
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$10 of EACH enrollment will be donated to the Lake Stevens Food Bank

To help families in need during this difficult time.

Finally, you get to decide how much your tuition costs

Each option includes EXACTLY the same materials, content, and benefits; we’ve offered these options so you can help others or receive help during this difficult time.

$185

$155

$125

Are you ready to register?

Why is this less $$ than in person class? Is it worth less?
Nope. We actually have seen the benefit of these classes in a short time we have been testing be immense! Families are able to do what we have always hoped they would, make music together in their own homes. They are experiencing all the benefits we talk about in class…not to mention this is at their pace, on their time, etc… The reason this program is priced more affordably is simple. We are saving money on rent! Yep, not being physically together means we do not need to pay for space, and although there are added expenses to bringing you this program virtually there is still a savings — so we want to pass that along to you instead of padding our bottom line. …because we are cool like that…and we REALLY hope this will enable MORE families to be a part of the music making.
Why several short videos and not one longer weekly class?
Our teachers take in verbal and nonverbal cues from families in their classes constantly. This shapes the way the energy of a class ebbs and flows. When we are together virtually instead of physically, it just feels awkward to repeat 15 verses of “Ridin’ In The Car”! We will leave that to you for after class is finished.
What about my musical community?
If you have experienced a video call lately, the rush of emotion at just seeing faces you have missed is notable! We want to still provide you with an opportunity to meet, talk to, and laugh with your musical community. This is one of the reasons we are holding most of our classes on Zoom. This way you, and your little ones can chat and see one another if you choose.
Can my friends from somewhere else join?
Yes! We see this as a part of the fun of this new online format! Those friends and family members that you have who live elsewhere can now attend your music class “with you”, providing a unique shared experience for you both!
What if we can get back in the classroom together before the term is over?
Then we will both get back together AND continue the online format for those who may have joined from afar.
What if I miss a class?
You will have access to each class after is has completed! You may watch them later if you miss one, or over again if you should so desire!
What about screen time?
We know screen time isn’t generally recommended for this age group, but here’s the difference: YOU! When children stare at a screen and passively receive information, they don’t take it in the same way nor do they learn in the same way as when they have the active participation of a caregiver or parent. SO, just like in our classes, you’re still the most important part. Your teacher will be on the screen, they might see their classmates on the screen, but it is truly the interaction of the parent/caregiver with the child that is going to continue their music development! We will also give you lots of fun activities and ideas to do at home while we’re all looking for WHAT to do!
I’m not techy, is this going to be a pain?
Nope. We are all learning and growing in ways we never have before right now. We promise we have made this as painless as possible for you.
• Are you a Facebook person? We will have a private FB group where links will be posted. From there click and you are in.
• Are you NOT a Facebook person? We have chosen to use Zoom and YouTube to bring class to you so you are not asked to create a Facebook just for our classes.
I like interacting during class on Facebook! Can we do this on YouTube?
I like interacting during class on Facebook! Can we do this on YouTube?
What is the best way to stream class?
Whatever you are used to. We find it most pleasing to open up the YouTube App on a phone then cast to a smart TV. If that is gibberish to you open YouTube on your TV and search for our channel “Elevate Music Together”. Don’t have a smart TV? Watch on a laptop or phone. If you go this route we suggest that you connect your device to a Bluetooth speaker for more volume.
Why no free dance and play along?
These are beloved parts of our Music Together classes! Your teachers miss them terribly, but in the context of a virtual class they add length (see above) and length is not our friend. We will post short videos of free dances we are loving, and for a play-along just make your own after class!
My kid will not sit.
Yep, your child is…a child. 😀
We do not expect your child to sit still and listen in class anymore than we do in person. It’s not developmentally appropriate! Depending on their age, your kiddo might wander around the house, sing and dance loudly so YOU can’t hear the class (laugh), or sit and stare silently then later sing the songs as you go about your day!

Our Teachers

Ashley Westerman - Elevate Music Together Founder and Teacher

Ashley Westerman

ashley@elevatemusictogether.com

Founder and Director of Elevate Music Together, Ashley is a certified Music Together® teacher trained under the co-founder of Music Together, Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. Ashley has been a music and band teacher in the classroom, sung in a variety of professional settings, and plays the trumpet and piano. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Michigan State University.

As a Music Together teacher, experienced classroom teacher, and also a Music Together mom, Ashley loves kids and knows firsthand the benefits of providing a high quality musical experience for both her children and yours. She is passionate about building musical community that enriches a child’s musical environment and enjoyment, and loves to find developmentally suitable and learning-style specific methods of inspiring musical exploration and creativity.

Ashley lives in Lake Stevens with her husband and their three adorably musical children.

Ashley Westerman - Elevate Music Together Founder and Teacher

Jessica Mohr

jessica@elevatemusictogether.com

Jessica Mohr loves seeing the growth and development that comes with experiencing music from a young age. She is a local artist and loves all forms of art, including music. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Western Washington University.

Jessica was an Elevate Music Together mom who loved the program so much that she wanted to stick around after her son graduated. Now a certified Music Together® teacher, she is passionate about creating a supportive community environment within her classes—for the kids and their adults!

Jessica was born and raised in the PNW and currently lives in Lake Stevens with her husband and son.

Ashley Westerman - Elevate Music Together Founder and Teacher

Farley Woodbury

farley@elevatemusictogether.com

Farley Woodbury fell in love with Music Together in 2012 while taking classes with her oldest daughter. Still a current student with her three-year-old, she has experienced the amazing benefits this program has to offer while watching her own children grow from it. She is absolutely thrilled to be sharing her love for Music Together as a teacher. Farley’s background is in fitness, hospitality, and landscaping.

Farley believes music is a foundation of learning. Now a certified Music Together® teacher, she is excited to create a musical community within her classes and inspire families to make music at home and bring back music-making in our culture. Farley loves to garden on her farm in Snohomish where she lives with her husband and 2 daughters. With music as a passion in her life, she is also an aspiring guitar and ukulele player.

Drum. Play. Create.

Introducing Rhythm Kids Online

Rhythm Kids® Online by Elevate Music Together

 

Thursdays at 2pm with Miss Ashley

Rhythm Kids is an exciting program that we are delighted to be able to offer for the FIRST TIME this summer. It is for children 4–8  years old who are ready to lead musical activities with their peers. Through this time together, children dig deeper and gain a richer understanding of how music work.

Each week we will drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and play  music-based games that reinforce, in a fun and playful manner, the rhythm patterns that we learn in class. Rhythm Kids guides children toward developmentally appropriate  music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative as they:

  • Make up their own drumming patterns
  • Invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)
  • Create movement ideas for songs
  • Practice soloing, ensemble play, and conducting!

 

Rhythm Kids carries on the Music Together  vision to help children complete  the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight.

Classes include:

  • 7 weekly, 40-minute Zoom classes
  • Songbook, CDs and Download Codes  mailed to your door
  • Access to online drum-play videos and other material

Children will:

  • Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
  • Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping a variety of levels of  beat,
  • Learn to create, improvise, cooperate, and express themselves musically
  • Rhythm Kids is a “drop-off” optional class. The online equivalent of this means that parents are welcome to stay and participate or children may attend on their own, if they’re ready.

Need a drum?

You’ll need something to drum on—a box, a bucket, a bowl. But of course, children LOVE having real drums! We have a couple of beautiful djembes available for purchase when you register.

Are you ready to register?

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LAKE STEVENS LOCATION

PacWest Performing Arts
508 91st Ave NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

SNOHOMISH LOCATION

Snohomish Aquatic Center
516 Maple Ave
Snohomish, WA 98290

ELEVATE MUSIC TOGETHER OFFICE

2305 118th Ave NE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 312-3892
hello@elevatemusictogether.com

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