Family Spotlight

Returning to Music Together After Thirty Years: Every week, Alexa Gutter takes her nineteen-month-old son Julian to Music Together class in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She and Julian enjoy singing the “Hello Song” and playing instruments and dancing alongside Teacher Michelle. For Alexa, these rituals are even more meaningful since, as a toddler, she and her own mother, Aila Newton, shared these very same Music Together activities. … Read more

Music Together Celebrates Music Monday

Next week is the annual Week of the Young Child, hosted by our friends at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This year, Music Together is proud to once again sponsor Music Monday, on April 16, to celebrate music in early childhood. In honor of Music Monday… Read more

Program Spotlight: Music Together Generations

In a Music Together Generations class, “Hello, Everybody!” means something extra special. That’s because there’s a third generation of music-makers in the room! Generations is a mixed-age Music Together class with the sweetest twist: the addition of senior participants. Read more

From Lili’s Desk: The Music Hotspot in Our Brains

Soundwave reaches ear

The first point of the Music Together philosophy is “All Children Are Musical.” Thirty years ago, this philosophical point was primarily grounded in “faith” and conviction. It wasn’t until 2005 that scientific evidence from other disciplines emerged to support music as an essential life skill. Read more

Family Spotlight: Meet the Sullivans

Jack Sullivan's Music Together birthday cake

Jack Sullivan, a longtime Music Together student from Marietta, Georgia, loves Music Together so much, his parents put the song collection poster on his birthday cake! We caught up with Jack’s mom, Tanya, whose family has been coming to Music Together for four years. Read more

Tuning In to How Your Child Learns

Look around a Music Together class and you’ll notice different behavioral “personalities.” Some children sit still and stare at their parent or teacher singing. Others gaze out the window or look at their toes. And some are constantly in motion, jumping or toddling around exuberantly, even when everyone else is in a close circle quietly singing. Do you recognize your child in any of these examples? Read more

Fall 2017 Conference Season

Every year, Music Together early childhood specialists attend dozens of early childhood music, education, and music therapy conferences. As authorities on the role of music in early childhood, we present popular workshop sessions on the role of music in early childhood. Read more

Six Years of Spreading Holiday Cheer with the TODAY Show

Everyone’s happier when they sing—especially children! As part of our dedication to making the world more musical, it’s a holiday tradition for us to share the gift of music with families and children in need through the TODAY Show Holiday Toy & Gift Drive. Read more

Sanbon Ninjani (Zulu for “Hello Everybody”)

Music Together in Durban, South Africa

Music Together Around the World: This past June, Linda Brasaemle, a Music Together Teacher Trainer from Minneapolis, MN, had the opportunity to go to South Africa to work with high-risk communities outside of Durban. Read more

My Toddler Won’t Let Me Sing!

We’ve heard this from lots of parents over the years: You’re singing along to your favorite song, when suddenly your toddler says, “Don’t sing, Mama!” or “Stop singing, Daddy!” This can be disconcerting! We want our children to speak their mind and express their desires, but what do we do when their desires conflict with our desire to sing? Read more