When I picked up a flyer for Music Together I was curious. We attended a demo class a few months ago and loved it. I have been doing research on the program and am now a big fan. We are so excited to start attending the weekly family group this fall.
The principles of Music Together are:
- All children are musical.
- Therefore, all children can achieve basic music competence, which we have defined as the ability to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.
- The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability is essential to a child's musical growth.
- This growth is best achieved in a playful, developmentally appropriate, non performance oriented learning environment that is musically rich yet immediately accessible to the chi's participation.
The things I loved most about the class we attended were the various ages of children and the freedom allowed the children. Family classes include newborns to 5 year old children, all learning and sharing and playing together with their grown-ups. I love the idea that children learn best in a family-like environment where they can learn from those older and teach those younger than they. I also love that the children don't have to follow the teacher, but are allowed to respond to the music however they would like.
If there is a Music Together class near you, I highly recommended it!
Check out their website and blog!