To provide the highest quality music and movement experiences to as many young children as possible and to involve their parents and other adult caregivers, including early childhood professionals.
WHAT IS MUSIC TOGETHER®?
Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.
Music Together® classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together® introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.
Central to the Music Together® approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life.
All our teachers have successfully completed Music Together®’s training program. Music Together® applies the latest research in early childhood music development, and they have been a curriculum pioneer since 1987.
SONGBOOK & CDS
The enjoyment doesn't stop when the class is over. Each semester families receive a song collection and recording of original compositions and traditional songs performed by outstanding singers and instrumentalists. The children will often ask to hear the Music Together CD in the car and at home, or when friends come over to play. The songbook often comes out at bedtime or naptime and is used as a storybook. Parents are encouraged to "read" the songs, even if they don't read music. At home, parents also enjoy their children singing parts of Music Together songs and dancing spontaneously to music.
Years after your child takes a Music together class, he or she will still remember the "Hello Song" and other favorites. Parents of former students tell us "We still have those CDs!" With a childhood of Music Together experiences, your child will be among the young people who have a deep-seated love of music-making. Enjoy!