Our newest offering at our center is a Music Together® intergenerational class called Generations! In Generations classes, children, their parents and elders make Music Together at a senior living facility. As the children's music learning is nurtured, they and their grownups also foster new and important relationships with "Musical Grandfriends". These unique and powerful classes are also enjoyed by the seniors and staff. Seniors look forward to the children's lively visits, the chance to share memories, and the sheer fun of these music-making experiences. The additional cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits for both children and elders make this a win-win for all participants.
Read an article on the Generations program from the national Music Together website here
See what our families have to say about their experience in Generations class below:
"We have been participating in music classes with Robin for almost seven years, and this is by far the most joyful class of all. This class is a win for everyone - the kids, the parents, and the grandfriends. So grateful to Robin for providing this opportunity for all of us!" Melissa S., Ann Arbor
"The Music Together Generations class is a highlight of our week! My children look forward to seeing their grandfriends and making music together. It brings me pure joy watching my children interact with the grandfriends by sharing instruments, dancing, singing, and just being silly together. It is beautiful to see the grandfriends smiling faces and delight in their spirit as the children and families engage with them. I am so thankful for the opportunity for my children to celebrate the joy of making music with their grandfriends!" Stacy C., Chelsea
"I love this class. I love to see sparkling eyes in grandfriends when they watch children playing around. I love that both parts (children and grandfriends) are really spontaneous. As an adult I almost feel that I just have to let them find they own way to interact. The mediation of the music makes the meeting between them fun, easy and not forced." Marthe H., Ann Arbor