About the Classes
Music Together® preschool classes include an artistically conceived flow of songs, rhythmic rhymes, instrumental jam sessions, fingerplays, and movement activities. The combination and types of activities are researched-based and support children’s developing competence in tonality and rhythm. In addition, activities evolve from the child’s world and include vocal play, animal sounds, rhythm play, language play, and a good bit of genuine fun. Students in licensed Music Together preschools are not just consuming music; they are becoming life-long music makers.
About the Teaching
Classes are taught by a registered Music Together specialist who is trained in developmentally appropriate practice and skilled in leading participatory music activity. The Music Together specialist demonstrates activities that can be led by classroom teachers throughout the week and encourages classroom teachers to incorporate music in areas that interest them—art, language, dramatic play. They generate ideas about ways to use the music throughout the day—as a greeting, during circle time, at clean-up, before naptime, while lining up, and when saying goodbye. Our music specialists help classroom teachers become more skilled at making music together.
About the Music
The Music Together specialist and classroom teachers use a balanced collection of songs, instrumental play-alongs, and movement activities each semester. Each of the nine Music Together song collections includes a recording and a beautifully illustrated family songbook, as well as support materials for teachers. The music is pitched in just the right range for children’s voices and includes songs, rhythmic chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs, all in a rich variety of tonalities and meters. Original songs and arrangements by the program coauthors make these collections especially unique. Outstanding instrumentalists play a variety of instruments, such as guitar, bass, flutes, keyboards, and percussion. And all of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for childcare centers or families with children of different ages. Recordings are artistically conceived and professionally produced, and they incorporate 20 years of comprehensive evaluation from parents and teachers throughout the US and internationally. In addition, the music is fun, sophisticated and well loved.
Hear samples of some Music Together songs!