What is Music Together®?
Music Together® uses music and movement to facilitate the musical development of children, ages birth to four years old. Our approach is simple. We believe that every child has the ability to keep a beat, sing in tune, and participate in music with enthusiasm and confidence.
We also believe that children learn best with those whom they share a close bond. The active parental participation is crucial to the musical development of the child regardless of the parent’s own musical background.
The Music Together® program emphasizes actual music experiences rather than just concepts about music. Designed to bring families together through music, the program encourages family participation in spontaneous musical activity occurring within the context of daily life.
What are classes like?
Twelve families, along with their parents or caregivers, meet for 45 minutes each week for 10 weeks. During this time, both adults and children participate in learning music through movement activities, rhythm rhymes, and live instrumental jam sessions. The research-based music varies in different varieties in music while toddlers love the repetition. The music used in The Music Together® program offers both. It is important to know that a child does not have to be participating in class to be learning. Each child has a different level and way of learning, some are hands on and some learn by observation. The class is structured in such a way that they have the freedom to learn at their own developmental level.
Do infants really benefit?
Yes!!! Infants participation might seem passive at first, but they are absorbing everything that they see, hear and feel. As the parent or caregiver, you will learn to recognize your infants own responses to music and be able to, with great joy, watch as your child achieves very important musical milestones. As both their bodies and nervous systems mature, the infants often show more and more complex responses to music, as well as the ability to recognize songs. Parents will learn in class how to nurture their child’s musical development and how to create or enhance the musical bond between you and your child.