Our Music

Prelude Music Classes is proud to teach the Music Together® curriculum which includes an award-winning mix of original songs and traditional tunes from a range of musical styles, including folk, blues, jazz, and world music. The music is pitched just right for children's voices, and the arrangements are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children---and grownups! The combination gives the children of Houston, The Heights, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands a rich music experience, and makes this kids' music enjoyable for adult listening, too! 

    

The Music Together songs are organized into nine collections of twenty-five songs, with three collections taught each year. Your family is welcome to join us at any time and continue for three years---and beyond. Many families cycle back and re-experience the collections as their children turn three or four. Because music-learning is cumulative, your children will experience developmental benefits that build over time. That's why we encourage their participation in Music Together for as many years as possible from infancy through kindergarten.

 

Have a listen to some songs or download the "Hello Everybody" app from the App Store or on Google Play today!

Hello Everybody                 Ridin In the Car

Hey Diddle Diddle              She Sells Sea Shells

May All Children                This Train

                                           Palo Palo

 

  

 

Take a look at our Summer 2020 Collection offerings ...   

 

  Family Class - Bongos                                  

The upcoming Bongos Collection includes lots of upbeat, active songs like "See How I'm Jumping," our take on the timeless nursery rhyme "Hey, Diddle, Diddle," and beautiful melodies such as the Japanese songs "Hotaru Koi" and "Walking through the Woods." In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, a family newsletter with more at-home music-making ideas, and online access to the songs through the Hello Everybody app. Join us for this session and fill your family's summer with music, fun, and friendship!

 

 

Babies Class - Bongos with Parent Education Materials

 The Babies Only class is designed for parents with infants 0 - 8 months. Babies class materials include the songbook, CD, and digital download of the current Music Together collection as well as a Family Guide booklet with educational information about how children develop musically and how you can support that development in your own baby.

 

 

 

 

 

Canta y Baila Conmigo® - La Pájara Pinta

Canta y Baila Conmigo is a unique program with dual, complementary goals of music education and language immersion. Canta y Baila Conmigo creates a playful, interactive atmosphere where language learning is integrated naturally and organically in the musical experience. Whether you are a beginner or a native Spanish speaker,  we hope you use this program as a launching pad to your child's bilingual future.

Enjoy the variety of rhythmic and melodic forms presented in this collection. As you explore new musical forms and become familiar with different sounds you will be opening a window into other cultures.  We invite you to listen to your CD often and to use your songbook as a reference and inspiration to get the most out of your Canta y Baila Conmigo experience.

 

Rhythm Kids - Kangaroo Collection

Rhythm Kids classes for pre-K and early elementary students tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun. In each weekly class, your child will drum, sing, move, and play to rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba, to name a few. As they learn to think and create like a musician, they’ll also gain valuable skills they’ll take to the elementary school classroom (and beyond!): confidence, focus, leadership, cognitive flexibility, and more. By the end of the semester, your child will be eager to show off what they’ve learned!

Click here for information about drums....

 

 

While Prelude is not providing materials for the Guitar or Ukulele classes, we do recommend purchasing an instrument in order to participate in the class. Find information about what to buy here.