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All classes are cancelled through Friday, October 9. Campus reopens for faculty, staff Wednesday, Oct. 7. See for updates.

School of Music

Music Play

Music Play at Community Music Development Center

Guidelines for class participation

What parents and caregivers should do:

  • Be the best musical model you can be for your child. Participate in singing, chanting and moving in class and at home.
  • Avoid moving your child's limbs for him or her.
  • Encourage your child to babble tonally and rhythmically, but NEVER force your child to make a music response in class or at home.
  • Encourage your child to move freely and continuously, but NEVER force your child to move in class or at home.
  • If your child hears a piano being played at home, make sure the piano is tuned.
  • Please remember that classes are not performance classes. Music Play classes have been designed to allow each child to develop his or her musicianship in a natural and unpressured manner.

Additional considerations:

  • No drinks or snacks are allowed in the classroom. Please step outside the classroom if your child needs a drink or snack; then rejoin the group.
  • Strollers, diaper bags and other personal items should be stored in room 108.
  • Parents and caregivers are encouraged to bring tape recorders to record classes for personal use at home.  Any other use of taped recordings of class is prohibited.