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

Singing “Hello Everybody!” Around the World

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

“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

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