The simple and enjoyable act of making music with your child naturally fosters important social and emotional skills, such as self-regulation, self-confidence, leadership skills, social skills, and socio-emotional intelligence. 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 once again to sponsor Music Monday, on April 8, to celebrate music in early childhood. Enter Our Music Monday Giveaway In honor of Music… Read more »
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.
When Peter and Stephanie Rich were choosing a name for their son, they knew they wanted a name that connected to harmony, and peace, and music. They were both very familiar with the Tony Award–winning tap dance master/choreographer Savion Glover, and they liked having a connection to an artist that they admired. Read more.
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