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Weekly Music Together classes are forty-five minutes long and include an artistically conceived flow of songs, nursery rhymes, instrumental jam sessions, finger plays, and movement activities. The combination and types of activities are research-based and support children's developing competence in tonality and rhythm. In addition, activities evolve from the child's world and include vocal play, animal sounds, rhythm play, language play, and a good bit of genuine fun!
Classes are taught by a registered Music Together teacher who is trained in developmentally appropriate learning and skilled in leading participatory music activity. The Music Together teacher demonstrates activities that can be led by classroom teachers throughout the week and encourages classroom teachers to incorporate music in ways that interest them---art, language, dramatic play. They generate ways to use music throughout the day---as a greeting, during circle time, at cleanup, before nap-time, while lining up, and when saying goodbye.
The Music Together teacher and classroom teachers use a balanced collection of songs, instrumental play-alongs, and movement activities each semester. Each of the nine Music Together song collections includes a recording and a beautifully illustrated family songbook, as well as support materials for teachers. Recordings are artistically conceived and professionally produced, and they incorporate 20 years of comprehensive evaluation from parents and teachers throughout the US. In addition, the music is fun, sophisticated, and well-loved.