Preschool of the Arts

Forest City Music Together
Children close their ears to advice but open their eyes to example.

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What is Music Together®?

Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music program that began as an educational project of the Center for Music and Young Children® in 1985. Through its research-based curriculum, Music Together® helps families rediscover the pleasure and educational value of informal, participatory musical experiences.

  • Music Together® classes are based on the idea that making music with children, in the family, and in a community of families.
  • Enriches the lives of both children and parents.
  • Promotes musical growth in children optimizing their musical aptitude and future success in music.
  • Most of all it is about having FUN!

What are Music Together® classes?

  • The Music Together® teacher leads the class in songs and rhythm chants featured in the song collection for the current semester. The songs are presented through a variety of musical activities which incorporate fun, playful, interactive ways to focus on tonal and rhythmic elements of music
  • Small and large movement
  • Free, expressive dance
  • Instrumental accompaniment
  • Use of props (scarves, balls, etc.)
  • Opportunities for improvisation by children as well as parents

A Music Together® class is not a “music lesson.” It is not performance-based, nor is it a model for musical perfection. It is a model for DOING music with your child! It is a relaxed, playful, participatory, exploratory experience. It just so happens that according to research, such an environment, particularly in the home, is what nurtures musical growth and allows children to develop their music intelligence and a foundation for future music achievement.
Parent education during class will increase your understanding of the relevance of class activities to childhood music development.

Music Together® classes will be a source of ideas on how you can bring music into everyday life in spontaneous, fun and musically expanding ways for your child. Not only will you be able to recreate most of the activities done in class in your own family setting, but also you will find that your creative process is stimulated and you discover ever new musical ways to connect and play with your child.

Learn about how your child learns and grows musically.
The atmosphere invites and encourages participation by both children and adults, regardless of musical skill, talent, or training. Music Together® parents discover what a powerful role model they are to their child, just by having fun with the music themselves. In doing so, they often find that their own musicality flourishes as well!


Music Together® Mission Statement

To provide the highest quality music and movement experiences to as many young children as possible, involving their parents and other adult caregivers, including early childhood professionals.

Basic Principles of the Music Together® Philosophy

  • I. All children are musical.
  • II. Basic music competence: the ability to sing in tune with accurate rhythm.
  • III. The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child’s musical growth.
  • IV. This growth is best achieved in a playful, developmentally appropriate, non-performance-oriented learning environment that is musically rich yet immediately accessible to the child’s and the adults participation.

For more information about Music Together® please their website: http://www.musictogether.com


Tuition Fees for Forest City Music Together®

Next term starts January 9th, 2017. Check our home page's 'announcements' section for updated summer program options.

  • New Family: registration fee $25
  • First child:  $170 for ten weeks
  • Sibling: $115 for ten weeks

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For more locations visit: www.musictogether.com – (800) 728-2692