Did you know that all children are musical? Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture
the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability?
Experience Music Together® and find out how important--and how fun--your role can be!
Music Together classes build on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. We'll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so.
MIXED AGE Newborn-4 year olds
Central to the Music Together approach is that young children (yes! newborns-toddlers) 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. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasure of making music instead of passively receiving it from CD’s, DVD's or TV.
Music Together Big Kids® Classes (age 5, 6, &7)
Music Together Big Kids® is a 60-minute class geared to the interests and abilities of 5-, 6-, and 7-year-olds. The program blends the elements of Music Together that parents and children love with new activities, skills, and challenges that are developmentally appropriate for this age group.
Big Kids™ classes lay the foundation for Basic Music Literacy, complementing music instruction in school or instrument lessons, and leading to a lifetime of joyful music-making. The curriculum includes solfège, solos and ensembles, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development, and drumming. In a safe, fun environment, your child can experiment with new activities like conducting and improvisation, story songs, and game songs.
Parent attendance is welcome but not required. Each family receives a Big Kids songbook, CD, solfège cards, and HomePlay activities, so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home and parents can stay connected with what the child is learning in class.
All Music Together collections of songs, which changes every semester, include a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich musical experience that stimulates and supports their growing musical skills and understanding.
Each semester, families receive two CD's, one for home and one for the car, along with an illustrated songbook full of music-making ideas. In addition, families new to the program receive a parent guide DVD and booklet, "Music Together at Home:Helping Your Child Grow Musically." We are committed to helping families discover the pleasure and educational value of informal music experiences beginning at the earliest possible age. Watch this online video to experience Music Together and find out how important--and how fun--your role can be! Parent enjoyment is the single most important factor in fostering a love of music-making in children. Come Join Us! Go to our "Classes" page for schedule information.
"Hello Song” ©1987, "Obwisana” ©2000, "This Train” ©1988, and "Biddy Biddy" ©1988. All songs copyrighted Music Together LLC. All rights reserved. Sound clips used by permission of the copyright holder.