The Music Together curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. Music Together's song collections have outstanding arrangements that are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.
Music Together's nine song collections, each identified by its own color, instrument name, and graphic; are presented in a three-year cycle of three semesters per year.
- They are non-sequential, so families may join at any semester and attend class for three full years before cycling back to re-experience the collections from their growing children's ever-changing perspectives.
- Because music learning is cumulative, with children reaping developmental benefits that build over time, we encourage participation for as many years as possible from infancy through kindergarten.
- The music is pitched in just the right range for children's voices and includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs.
- All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for childcare centers or families with children of different ages.
Each semester, families receive an information rich Family Resource Guide containing the song collection CD, digital download, and more. Families also receive an illustrated songbook full of music-making ideas and access to the Family Music Zone, where there is a wealth of resources, activities, and information to help you make the most of your experience with us. In addition, families new to the program receive a parent guide DVD and booklet, Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically
Come join us! Go to our Classes page for registration and schedule information.