Festival of Children
*Join us for our SPRING 2020 semester! Classes are postponed until we begin on April 14th!
* REMINDER! NO CLASS Memorial Day! (This only affects Monday classes)
South Coast Music Together® says...Thank you for your patience as we've been navigating how best to serve all of our families this spring! Here is an update....
Hello Treasured Families of South Coast Music Together!
Since Music Together's inception over 30 years ago, the utmost value has been placed on in-person, community-oriented music and movement classes. There's nothing like connecting as a community through the joys of making music-- together!
We find ourselves along with the rest of you, in an unprecedented time where we are being asked to stay home for the safety of others around us.
The very good news is that in response to these new circumstances,- our national organization Music Together Worldwide has licensed us to offer our wonderful program, Music Together Online!
Introducing... South Coast Music Together At Home with our Music Together live,- in real time classes.
What does this mean? Here are the TOP TEN ANSWERS to that question:
1) First, that we need to do all of our behind-the- scenes work of preparing to bring you our very best, as you've come to expect from us!
So our start date is being postponed from Monday, March 30th to Monday, April 13th to better serve you.
2) Then, beginning April 13th,- families enrolled for Spring with South Coast Music Together at our locations in Irvine and Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Palm Desert, which are
NOT run through the city of Newport Beach's recreation department, will be transferred to South Coast Music Together At Home with our Music Together Online research-based curriculum.
***Additionally, we are allowing every enrolled family to try out and attend their scheduled first class with South Coast Music Together Online RISK-FREE.
Should anyone decide after that first class that they do not wish to continue, we will offer them a full refund and not charge them for that first class or else give them a FULL CREDIT for their next semester of regular in-person South Coast Music Together classes, whichever they prefer.
**IMPORTANT: Our only condition is that you must let us know if you do not wish to continue, that same day, right after class, and not wait a day or two. We
will need this information to know who to mail materials to and who to give the codes to download the virtual materials as well.
**Please note that only registered families may try out and attend the first online class.
You must be enrolled to participate.
***Families registered through the city of Newport Beach can opt to transfer their current registration to South Coast Music Together At Home online curriculum.
As long as they are enrolled, they can try that first at-home online class and make sure they wish to continue.
If they do NOT wish to continue after that very first class, AS LONG AS THEY CONTACT US THAT SAME DAY, (and don't wait a day or two) they will be refunded the entire amount and not charged for that first class.
This allows you to try the class "risk-free".
3) **Tuition remains the same-
and for families who choose to register through the city of Newport Beach for South Coast Music Together At Home the $42 curriculum fee normally paid the first day of class will already be included in our tuition so nothing further will be owed separately. For families already enrolled for city of Newport Beach classes who wish to transfer their registration to the South Coast Music Together At Home online curriculum and have already paid their tuition , the city will contact you to pay the $42 curriculum fee that you would have normally paid the first day of class.
5) Everyone registered for South Coast Music Together At Home Online Curriculum will have access to:
* One 30-minute interactive virtual class via Zoom, every week. (Zoom is an online video platform, which allows all of us to see each other and interact with our families and classmates live!)
* Three (!) weekly Facebook LIVE events via our private Facebook Group we are creating for registered families, -"South Coast Music Together California Maracas Neighborhood" - you can watch (and rewatch) those videos!
Registered families will need to email us to join!
* Access to videos from our very own Uncle Gerry, (from our Song Collection recordings) exclusively for enrolled families.
* 10 weeks of classes
* Older siblings who may be out of school may attend and participate at no extra charge
6) Please note: This is NOT a class where you will sit passively in front of a screen while your teacher "entertains" you! This remains a curriculum where your own active participation, singing and moving and musical play are key to the success of the class.
Your teacher will demonstrate ways that you can interact and play musically with your child, thus supporting their musical development and the many ways music learning supports all aspects of your child's learning.
8) We will additionally share lots of fun activities and ideas to enjoy at home with your children during this unusual time when we are all at home together!
9) Do we get the materials to have at home?
Yes! Upon each family's request, we will mail them to you!
And the good news is that in the meantime you will additionally
receive digital access to all of the songs, a songbook and at-home activities for the
10) What if it works out that we can resume in-person classes partway through Spring Term?
We will resume in-person classes as soon as we are able!
Enjoying South Coast Music Together At Home is a way to connect with your child, with your teacher, as well as with your friends and community.
It celebrates that we remain connected, uplifted and undaunted!
It keeps the music flowing in our lives!
We look forward to having you with us this spring, and to a wonderful time making Music Together!
Judy Woodson, Director
South Coast Music Together
Focus Dance Center has moved to Woodbridge!
For our many families who have been enjoying taking class at Focus Dance Center for the Performing Arts near UCI and also for the many families who live in and around Woodbridge we are pleased to announce that Focus Dance Center has moved its location to a brand new beautiful studio space in the Woodbridge Village Center" 4742 Barranca Parkway.
Join us at this lovely location across from the lake on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings!
For those of you who prefer being nearer UCI we still offer many classes in Corona Del Mar, just up and over the hill on Monday mornings at CYC and on Thursday and Friday mornings at Community Congregational Church. Looking forward to welcoming you all to class this summer!
Turtlerock Classes have moved!
While we are no longer offering classes at Turtlerock , we have added two Saturday morning classes at 9:30 and 10:30 am with instructor Julie Boies at the beautiful Marina Park in Newport Beach. There is a little beach and playground as well as a nice cafe right on the bay next to this state of the art facility and free validated parking for class participants.
Tuesday and Wednesday classes are being offered at Focus Dance Center for the performing arts at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 am in the newly renovated Woodbridge Village Center with director and teacher Judy Woodson, and Thursday mornings and with Sarah Baxter at 9:30 and 10:30 am at Costa Mesa Danscene, an immaculate studio with good freeway access.
*Please note that Thursday and Tuesday classes at the above locations will appear more expensive than they were at Turtlerock but are actually the same exact price at Focus Dance Center and $10 less at Costa Mesa Danscene. This is because the $42 curriculum fee owed the first day of class at Turtlerock is already included in the tuition and nothing further is owed the first day of class. There is a $40 discount for registered siblings and infants under 9 months may be registered with a registered sibling for free.
Please note that we also offer Monday morning classes just up and over the hill from Turtlerock in Corona Del Mar at the CYC (Community Youth Center) , offered through the city of Newport Beach!
Additional location in Corona Del Mar!
We have good and exciting news about our location in Corona Del Mar! We are now offering classes on Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 am at Community Congregational Church, 611 Heliotrope Avenue, in Corona Del Mar.
These classes are offered directly through South Coast Music Together and are the exact same price as at our classes offered through the city of Newport Beach. (They will appear more expensive, but it is just the $42 curriculum fee is paid up front, already included in the tuition, so there is nothing further owed the first day of class.) There is a $40 discount for registered siblings, and infants under 9 mths may enroll for free.
Mom’s clubs of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, and the Coachella Valley!
We will be happy to bring a free Music Together® demonstration class to your Mom’s club to introduce new families to our program and to educate them about the value of early childhood music education! Just give us a call to set up a time and place for your special event!
We are pleased to announce that all classes are now available for online registration, (including Sunrise Martial Arts, Focus Dance Center, Community Congregational Church and Costa Mesa Danscene, Starlight Dance Center in Palm Desert and United Studios of Self Defense in Northwood.) Mail-in option is still available, but for added convenience and to help our families guarantee a spot in the class of their choice, we've provided this service which makes it possible to register 24 hours a day. Classes offered at Carroll Beek, Marina Park, CYC and Cliff Drive Park are registered for through the city of Newport Beach.
You can connect to their web site by clicking "register" for any of our classes listed at their locations. Once connected to their site, type in "South Coast Music Together" in the search box. It will pull up our classes.*** Make sure the start dates in their listings are for the appropriate semester.