About the Program
The Music Together® Preschool program helps all children learn music in developmentally appropriate ways. Music Together's preschool music program uniquely integrates music experiences at home with those in school to create a music-making community which supports a child’s language, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.
Children experience fifty to seventy-five songs a year and become familiar with important aspects of music-making – moving in rhythm, singing in various tonalities, improvising, listening, using language in musical ways, dancing, and “reading” song book pages.
Weekly Preschool Music Classes
Each week a trained Music Together® specialist leads the children and their classroom teachers in a variety of song, movement, and instrument activities. With the help of the Music Together materials—a special teacher-edition songbookand CD—the classroom teacher then builds on the music-class experience during the week. Music becomes part of daily classroom life, extending to other curriculum areas like language, art, and math.
Bringing the Music Home®Encourages Family Music-making
Music extends to family life, too, as children “bring the music home” to their parents through the Music Together family CD and illustrated songbook. The Music Together® specialist and the classroom teachers work together to create convenient opportunities for parents to experience the music activities at school, including classroom visits and special parent events.
Music in School
- Two fifteen-week semesters, consisting of weekly Music Together classes, are held in each classroom.
- Classroom teachers participate in class and follow through during the week, adapting activities to their curriculum needs and interests.
- Recordings, songbooks, and teaching materials are provided for classroom use.
Music at Home
- Children “bring the music home” for adult-child musical play, sharing the songs and activities learned in school.
- Each family receives their own copy of our professional Music Together recordings and songbooks.
- Parents appreciate knowing what their children are learning—and joining in on the fun!
Music Building Community
- Children learn from the model of music participation in class and at home.
- Children, parents, teachers, and staff make music together at school-wide events.
- The musical experiences provide adults with a new arena for observation, evaluation, and appreciation of the child’s cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development.
- The joy of extended family music at home and in school creates a natural circle of learning that builds parent/child, parent/teacher and parent/school relationships.
How can I bring the Music Together Preschool program to my child's school?
If you would like information about bringing this highly-respected program to your child’s school, please contact our office.
Music Development and Research
The Importance of Music in Early Childhood by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D.
Music Education Can Help Children Improve Reading Skills from Science Daily from Science Daily