Music Together Announces New CEO

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We are excited to announce Susan Darrow, longtime Music Together center director, Teacher Trainer, and our first Director of Educational Services, has assumed the position of CEO of Music Together LLC. She was named successor to Music Together’s Founder/Artistic Director, Kenneth K. Guilmartin, who launched the organization in 1987. Read More…

Parents and Caregivers Are the Real Teachers

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I’d like to talk to you about the idea that is fundamental to the Music Together approach—that parents and caregivers are a child’s most important teachers. Children learn music by seeing people they love model how to be active music-makers. And, in turn, the adults become more and more adept at interacting with their kids… Read more »

Our Experts on PBS Kids

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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 »

Play and Music Together

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(some excerpts from Music and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers) For a child “play begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” Children are born experts at it, and this magical process is absolutely necessary for them to teach themselves what they need to know about their world. There are several important characteristics… Read more »

Infant Learning and Music

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As a new faculty member at Iowa State University in the ‘80s, Sister Lorna Zemke was an important influence for me. Sister taught at Silver Lake College and was a pioneer in prenatal music development. I was fascinated by her program, which involved singing to babies in utero. She observed that newborns recognized their parents’… Read more »