enjoy a class for families that supports your child’s learning style - whether your child is quietly observing or actively making their way around the room.
participate in a community of music-makers, where parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to share music fun along with their children no matter their own musical background
see infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and siblings all enjoying class together, and learning at their own pace and developmental level.
experience a rich curriculum featuring songs, chants, rhythm and movement activities, and instrument play in every class.
take home sophisticated recordings that you will sing as much as your child, with great arrangements of original and traditional songs from around the world.
learn new ways to play and bond with your child
Learning through Play
In each class you will find six to twelve children, their parents or other caregivers, and teacher gather in an informal circle to sing, play, enjoy movement games, and explore instruments together. The relaxed atmosphere helps everyone learn - children learn basic music skills, and grownups learn ways to share music fun with their children at home as well as in class.
Children are free to participate, watch, or leave the circle and move around the room. We know that children who appear not to be paying attention are really learning in their own way, and will often repeat class activities once they're at home.
All our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together training program, which is based on the ever-evolving body of early childhood music development research. All instructors are required to complete an intensive three-day workshop and pass a live audition demonstrating their musical and leadership abilities, followed by a semester-long teaching apprenticeship. Our teachers continue to develop their skills through workshops, continuing education, and advanced certification in the Music Together curriculum.
Music Together recognizes that all children are musical—able to 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 informal musical experiences over formal musical concepts, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of actively making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs, TV or online media.
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. A central tenet of the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents, caregivers and early childhood professionals who actively demonstrate by making music—no matter what their level of musical expertise.
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