A Music Together® Class is:
|A community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting.|
|Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of every child|
|Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participating at their own level in family-style classes of mixed ages|
|Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child's music environment – regardless their own musical abilites|
|A new song collection every semester for four years, featuring great arrangements of original and traditional songs in a wide variety of tonalities, meters, and cultural styles|
45 minutes of PURE FUN with your child every week!
It is fun to participate fully in a group with your child, and to know, at the same time, that every part of the 45 minutes has a purpose and objective in which we are learning and growing musically together. I now see how I underestimated my son’s musical abilities.
You don’t need to wonder if you have any musical talent: you do!
Music Together® classes can help you develop your talent as well as your child’s. Music Together is a safe place for adults to explore their own music-making abilities, which fosters the relaxed, playful atmosphere that allows learning to flourish in all children.
“Rather than simply allowing the parents to be present as observers,” explains founder Ken K.Guilmartin, “we took it as part of our mission to provide them with as fulfilling an experience as we give their children.”
Music Together Foundations
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program. Originally 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 teachers receive training by the Center for Music and Young Children, of Princeton, NJ. The Music Together Program emphasizes actual music experiences rather than concepts about music and is designed to bring families together though music.
Why a Mixed Age Class?
Child development researchers recommend mixed-age groupings because they foster natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating the older ones and older children learn by leading the younger ones. This family environment contrasts with a more rigid school-oriented style of learning, and allows siblings to participate together, as well as moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers. The whole family is welcome for this essential family music experience!