Frequently Asked Questions
The Music Together In School curriculum may be offered in a variety of early learning settings. The program is successfully being offered at public, private, and faith-based preschool and elementary schools; nursery schools; early childhood centers; in-home childcare centers; center-based daycare; and college campus childcare centers.
Three song collections are available each academic year, with a total of nine rotating song collections. Each collection contains twenty-five songs, rhythmic chants, and instrumental play-alongs.
Our nine song collections include a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from a variety of genres and styles, including folk, blues, rock, jazz, classical, and world music. In each collection you’ll find songs, rhythmic chants, and instrumental play-alongs in many tonalities and meters. The music is fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and growups alike!
The curriculum is designed to serve children from birth through (and including) kindergarten.
No. However, every child in participating classrooms must be included.
There are no minimum or maximum class sizes required in order to offer the Music Together In School curriculum. Music Together is effective regardless of the class size requirements established by the school.
No. The Music Together In School curriculum is designed to be part of a participating classroom’s core curriculum for all children in the classroom and may not be offered as a pull-out program.
Many schools using curricula such as HighScope and the Creative Curriculum as well as the Reggio-Emilia and Montessori approaches find that the Music Together curriculum aligns well with their philosophies. The Music Together In School curriculum aligns with and supports NAEYC, Head Start, Early Head Start, and NAfME national standards.
Yes. Many classroom teachers find that the Music Together In School curriculum supports all types of learners, including learners with special needs. Music Together In School specialists are supported by a board-certified music therapist on staff at Music Together LLC who can assist you in making the Music Together class accessible to your students.
The Music Together curriculum is research-based in the following ways:
- Music Together’s curriculum is grounded in research on the ways in which children learn best.
- Music Together continually stays abreast of current research in related fields, to ensure our curriculum continues to best support children in their learning.
- We conduct our own research as well as partnering with others on research.
The Music Specialist is someone who has successfully completed the Music Together Teacher Training and is teaching the curriculum in a school or care setting licensed by Music Together.
Yes. Although most schools start offering the Music Together In School curriculum in the fall, many schools begin in the winter or spring. Some even start in the summer.