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Frequently Asked Questions

In what types of schools can the Music Together In School curriculum be offered?

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.

How much music will I have access to each year?

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.

What type of music can I expect to use as part of the curriculum?

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!

Beyond the music, what kinds of support would I receive as a school, Music Together In School licensee, and/or specialist?

With our comprehensive curriculum, licensed schools and specialists are equipped with not only the same rich and varied materials and resources that families receive but also an extensive array of other ongoing support and services. For more details, see “What Does MTLLC do for me?” or contact us.

Which ages does the Music Together In School curriculum serve?

The curriculum is designed to serve children from birth through (and including) kindergarten.

Do I have to offer Music Together to every class in my school?

No. However, every child in participating classrooms must be included.

Are there class size requirements?

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.

Can the Music Together In School curriculum be used as a pull-out program offered as an elective to families?

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.

What types of curricula does Music Together work with best?

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.

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I work with children with special needs. Can I use this curriculum in my classes?

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.

In what ways is the Music Together curriculum “research-based"?

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.
What is a Music Specialist?

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.

Can my school begin offering Music Together at any time during the academic year?

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.

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