Bring Out the Best in Your Baby
Bonding through family activities that focus on music—like singing around a piano—is increasingly rare. Today, children often experience music passively through mobile devices, CDs, and TV. But music-making is a basic life skill, just like walking or talking. Although simply listening to music has its place in a well-rounded music education, it doesn’t support learning in the same way that active music-making experiences do. When a child can learn through the support and example of family members in the same way they learn language, their learning potential is limitless.
In your Music Together class, you’ll explore ways to make music with and for your baby, giving them the support they need to become the music-maker they were born to be.
Did you know that all infants are born ready to play with music? Learn more about how your child can benefit from exposure to music from the very beginning.
Your baby is ready to make some music! Read more about Music Together’s one-semester Babies Class, specifically created for parents with newborns under eight months old.
Music Together’s Mixed-age Class is just right for your baby! Babies love the stimulating environment created when a group of children from birth through five—and their grownups—join together to sing, dance, jam, and play.
Did you know that babies enrolled in care settings offering the Music Together curriculum can enjoy all the music and benefits of our family classes during their school day? Learn more about how you can help bring Music Together to your baby’s childcare center.
The Guitar Class for Grownups is designed for parents of children enrolled in Music Together. It’s your chance to learn to play selected songs from the current collection and delight your new baby with musical sounds and textures.
Each of Music Together’s nine song collections contains 25 songs. Our songs are unique, not only for their wide variety of tonalities, meters, and musical styles but also for their outstanding arrangements—which appeal to both children and their grownups. Listen for yourself!
“Kotomi began to attend [Music Together] at the ripe old age of three weeks. Today she’s a two-year-old with…a musical repertoire to rival a kindergartener…Her new thing is to completely invent new songs, new melodies, and sing about little brother Kiyoshi…Thanks for giving our very musical family the environment to have so much fun and to laugh so much.”
—Grace T., Hayward, CA
“My daughter was a colicky baby who was difficult to soothe. Although she was held, rocked, crooned, and sung to constantly, nothing seemed to help . . . until the 'Hello Song' entered our lives. The 'Hello Song' could immediately stop crying spells, even if just for a short time, and other songs from the Tambourine collection had a similar effect! We were immediately hooked!”
—Nicole Y., Long Island, NY