Posts Categorized: Expert Posts

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… Read more »

Level Up Your Child’s Learning with Music

music and learning

It’s been a year of drive-through birthday parties, Zoom meetings in the same room as your three-year-old’s virtual preschool class, and feeding everyone in the house what sure feels like infinite meals and snacks. Every. Single. Day. Now that the next stage of pandemic parenting is upon us, you might be wondering what you can do to… Read more »

Music + Your Baby: Talking or Singing?

Mother Changing Baby

Parents are sometimes surprised to hear that they can start Music Together® classes with their babies as soon after birth as they’d like. That’s because all children are born music-makers. Yes, your baby’s cries, coos, and squeals are also their first attempts at singing! How do babies go from “aahh!” to “do, re, mi”? Like… Read more »

Rethinking Tradition in Children’s Music

At Music Together, we take the responsibility of including or omitting songs in our curriculum seriously. We know that children develop deep, sometimes lifelong, attachments to the songs they learn early in their lives, including the ones they sing and jam along to in class and at home. Find out more.

The Surprising Benefits of Mixed-Age Classes

If you’re like many of us, you probably grew up learning in classrooms separated by age: First-graders in one room, second-graders in another, and so on. This is a common way to educate children, but it’s not the only way. You may have heard that Montessori schools combine multiple ages into each classroom, but did you know Music Together pioneered bringing mixed-age groupings to parent-child programs? 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