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

Singing “Hello Everybody!” Around the World

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From the “Hello Song” to “Goodbye, So Long, Farewell,” families and teachers all over the world are connected through song and a shared love of music-making. When families have to relocate, the familiarity of Music Together songs, rituals, and activities comes in handy. Read more

A Song to Ease Separation Anxiety

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“I still remember how nervous I felt on my son’s first day of preschool,” says Music Together teacher Ellen Acuna. “I wondered if my spirited three-year-old would sit still, follow directions, or exercise impulse control if a classmate knocked down his blocks. Read more

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