Frequently Asked Questions
The Music Together in-school curriculum can be offered in any early learning setting, including pre-kindergarten programs; Head Start classrooms; childcare centers; in-home care; and public, parochial, and independent schools.
There are nine rotating song collections in total, with three song collections available each academic year. Each collection contains 25 songs, rhythmic chants, and instrumental play-alongs.
Our nine song collections include a mix of original songs and traditional tunes in a variety of genres, styles, and cultures, including folk, blues, classical, rock, jazz, and world music. In each collection you’ll find songs, chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs in varied tonalities and meters. The music is fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike!
The in-school curriculum is designed to serve children from birth through and including kindergarten. Some schools have used the program with first-graders. Contact us to learn more.
No, but every child in the participating classrooms must be included.
There are no minimum or maximum class sizes required. 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 of the children in the classroom and may not be offered as a pull-out program.
Music Together is adaptable to work with all curricula. Many schools using curricula such as HighScope and the Creative Curriculum, as well as those using the Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches, find that the Music Together curriculum aligns well with their philosophies. Music Together aligns with and supports NAEYC, Head Start/Early Head Start, and NAfME national standards.Read More
Yes. Many classroom teachers find that the Music Together in-school curriculum supports all types of learners, including learners with special needs. Music Together specialists are supported by a board-certified music therapist at Music Together Worldwide who can assist in making the Music Together class accessible to all of your students.
The Music Together curriculum is research-based in the following ways:
- The Music Together 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 teaches Music Together in a school or early learning setting licensed by Music Together Worldwide. Music specialists have successfully completed the Music Together Teacher Training.
Yes. Although most schools start offering Music Together in the fall, many schools begin in the winter or spring. Some even start in the summer!