Posts Categorized: Parent Education

What’s Happening in Babies’ Brains During Music Experiences? Big Things!

Music Lights Up the Brain

Babies can be puzzling. They are little, they are squishy, and they seem to need help doing everything. And yet we know that huge development is happening on the inside, as their brains grow at an astronomical rate. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What’s going on in there?” you’re not alone. We can help with… Read more »

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

How Making Music Together Supports Coordination

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

The Power of Music

We’ve all seen even the youngest children respond positively to music. As soon as they hear the first few notes, they’re bobbing up and down, swaying side-to-side, smiles taking over their little faces. This is the power of music: It’s a universal language that all of us are born ready to enjoy. Read More…

Our Experts on PBS Kids

Music Together coauthors Ken Guilmartin and Dr. Lili Levinowitz have both been featured on the PBS Parents website. Check out these two pieces: The Benefits of Music Education: Ken was interviewed for a story about the value of music to young children that was published on the PBS Parents website. What Music Should My Children Listen… Read more »