School concerts, seasonal community events, religious ceremonies, holiday hits playing on the radio—all offer abundant opportunities to take advantage of the physical and emotional benefits of music during the busy holiday season. See how.
On Friday, October 5, we’ll be celebrating the 3rd Annual Kids Music Day, and we hope you’ll join in! Founded by the national nonprofit organization Keep Music Alive, Kids Music Day was created to inspire music schools, retailers, and other organizations to hold events that honor and benefit kids making music. Learn more.
Kate Battenfeld has been teaching Music Together in Carlsbad, CA, for almost 20 years. She is also a music educator at Buena Vista Elementary School. Here’s her story.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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