I have tried many different children’s activities with my kids, both free and paid. Most of them were developmentally appropriate enough to satisfy the early-childhood educator in me, most of them were fun for the kids. I knew we had found our happy place after we tried our first Music Together class! After two sessions as a parent, I decided to take the teacher training and start my own program.
Yes, Music Together encourages growth, learning, and skill development, but there is an artfulness that sets it apart from the other classes for young children I’ve experienced.
- The curriculum uses varied collections of time-tested folk songs, world music, jazz, and blues.
- There are engaging activities that are Child-like, not Child-ish.
- There is a focus on creating music rather than “consuming” recorded music.
- There are songs that make you laugh, songs that give you goosebumps, and songs that make you want to get up and dance.
- There is a focus on interpersonal connections; creating a sense of community and helping parents engage and bond with their children.
It is difficult to describe the feeling that is present in a Music Together class, but everyone (including me!) always leaves feeling happier and more refreshed than when they arrived. I am proud to offer these classes, and can’t wait to bring this new song collection to life!