Marvelous Music: A music program for children 0-5 and their caregivers. Galesburg-Augusta Primary School Thursdays 10-10:45 January 26-March 16

Welcome to the KRESA Early Childhood Family Music Class! 

When: Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 AM

Where: Galesburg-Augusta Primary School, 315 W. Battle Creek St, Galesburg, MI 49053. 

Sign up here!

In this class you will play, dance, and sing Music Together with your child(ren) and Ms. Annie Dastoli, an early childhood music specialist with the Marvelous Music program, a partnership between the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Crescendo Academy of Music.  

What will class be like? We will sit in a circle, welcome everyone with our “Hello, Everybody” song and get right to “work” singing and playing together. Grownups are invited and expected to participate musically - because *you* are your child’s most important teacher! 

Please do:

  • Come to class dressed comfortably for movement, and note that we will sit on the floor. 

  • Participate! Sing along, move your body to the music, and ask questions.

  • Download the free “Hello, Everybody” app to your phone or other devices (more info below).

  • Let Kelli Phillips know if you need to miss class. Call or text: 269-666-3264.

Please do not: 

  • Come to class if you or your child(ren) are feeling ill.

  • Bring food to the music circle (except nursing/bottlefed babies).

  • Use your phone or smartwatch during class. (Put them in silent mode.) 

  • Let your child(ren) wander into or visit other families' spaces (we will go over ways to musically and gently redirect curious kiddos).

  • Be afraid to let loose, boogie down, share your voice, and get into the groove! 

WINTER/SPRING SESSION DATES: Thursdays, 10-10:45 am, January 26, 2023 through March 16, 2023

This class will follow Galesburg-Augusta Public Schools for closings or delays.  Every attempt will be made to offer an online class or a make up class option in case of delays or cancellations. 

To access your music on a mobile device, you’ll first need to download the free app, which is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store.

  • Once in the app, you’ll have to log in by clicking the 3 dots in the top right corner and choosing Login.

  • If you do not have a Music Together® account, you’ll have to create one (follow the prompts). As long as you use the same username and password you can access your account on multiple mobile devices— so Mom’s phone, Dad’s phone, Kids’ tablet, etc. — just be sure to use the same login info! (If you have an account already, you can just log in.)

  • Once logged in, click the 3 dots in the top right corner again and click “Access Code.” Here you will enter the access code from your family songbook  - which you will receive the first day of class -  and click submit.

  • Tap the music bubble and you will find your Music Together song collections along the bottom red bar on your screen. Choose any song and play!

  • Note: You can stream the music if you’re on WiFi or download it right onto your device using the toggle button next to the cloud. Be aware that streaming without wifi uses data. 

About Ms. Annie:

About Annie:

Annie is a registered Music Together teacher. She has loved music her entire life and been immersed in different opportunities from a young age. Her love of music and singing led her to Western Michigan University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Music. 

After a decade of working in the retail world, she was ready to make a change and focus more on work with music. Music Together is the perfect outlet, it combines two of the things she loves most, music and teaching children! Annie lives in Portage with her husband and two children.