The Importance of Parents and Caregivers
At Music Together®, we know that children learn from the important role models in their lives—their parents, caregivers, and teachers. To increase family engagement and complete the home-school connection, we provide resources for families to use at home and encourage the school and Music Together specialist on collaborating to offer schoolwide family events.
We've found that when parents and caregivers are given the tools to engage musically with their children, they'll use them—especially when they discover that they are helping their children become confident music-makers and supporting their overall growth, too.
Materials for Families
All Music Together In School families receive:
Audio recordings and a code to download the semester's music
Access to streaming the collection music to their iOS or Android devices with our "Hello Everybody" app
A family songbook with activity suggestions for each song
Access to the online Family Music Zone, with activities and resources just for Music Together families
A guide to learn more about their role in their child's music education
Our quarterly family e-newsletter, with informative articles, fun song activities, and inspiring videos from Music Together families worldwide
Access to available translations of songbook activities and other support materials
Family Music Events
As part of the Music Together In School program, the school and the specialist schedule family events so parents can see Music Together in action! Parents and caregivers join in the music-making and engage with their children's classroom teachers, other families, and the school as a whole. This kind of event creates a stronger school community.