Sharing Live Music Experiences with Your Family

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Who doesn’t love a parade? The pomp and circumstance of the music passing by is a thrill to witness at any age! In fact, live music events of all kinds are delightful. And the benefits for children extend beyond the entertainment value—attending also supports music-learning. Read more

Celebrate Make Music Day on June 21

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Communities around the world are planning Make Music Day festivities, with over 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons, and jam sessions taking place in the US alone on June 21. The annual global celebration of music brings people of all styles, ages, and skill levels together to make and enjoy music. Read more

Music Together and Little Kids Rock Deliver Brand New Instruments to Philadelphia Students

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On May 30, 2017, Music Together joined music education nonprofit Little Kids Rock to deliver brand new instruments to students at Franklin Learning Center in Philadelphia, PA, in celebration of our support of Little Kids Rock as they provide resources, curriculum, and instruments to music students in underserved schools across the United States. Read more

Filling the Musical Chest of Drawers

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Ever wonder why you can remember every song from summer camp, but can’t recall the words to the latest Justin Timberlake tune that’s been taking over your Pandora playlist? It’s related to how music is stored in memory—or, more precisely, how adequately it was stored there in the first place and how easily accessible the memories are. Read more

The Next Step: Is Your Child Ready for Music Lessons?

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You may be wondering if it’s time to sign your preschooler up for formal music instruction, like piano lessons. Music Together Founder/Artistic Director Ken Guilmartin has the following advice to help you decide if your child is ready…. Read more

Music Together Celebrates Music Monday

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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 sponsor Music Monday, on April 24, to celebrate music in early childhood. In honor of Music Monday… Read more

How Making Music Together Supports Coordination

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As you know, Music Together is a music and movement program. In class and at home, children and grownups participate in both large movement and small movement activities. In addition to helping build fine and gross motor skills, these help your child with other important movement skills essential to physical development… Read more

Diaper Bag Songs

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We have a valuable tip for those of you looking for new ideas to deal with fussy little ones: Sing! Changing the words to a few simple songs can make stressful times of day, like transitions, easier for your family. We call these “Diaper Bag Songs” because you can pull them out at any moment. Read on…

The Beat Goes On!

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon at the Las Villas de Carlsbad retirement and assisted living center in Carlsbad, California, a large group of senior residents, children, and parents jam and sing to a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” as part of their weekly Music Together class. Read on…

Musical Parenting Hacks

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Ever wanted a magic wand to tame a tantrum? Thrown your hands up trying to get your child to eat another bite? Or wondered how many more miles ’til they hit the road to dreamland? Whatever your parenting 911, we’ve got a musical parenting hack for you to try! The great news is you already have the goods to make the magic happen! So, exhale and read on…