Music Together® Early Childhood

  • Spring 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Update

    As with the fall 2020 semester, the Music Together classes will not meet due to continuing health concerns and in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Toward the end of the spring 2021 semester will look at the status of the pandemic and distribution of a vaccine to determine whether we can offer a summer session of classes, or if we’ll be waiting until the fall 2021 semester.

    However, registration for both online and in-person private lessons is currently open and will be ongoing and rolling throughout the semester. For more information on lessons, please see the Private Lessons page.

    For additional information from the IUP Community Music School, please see the IUPCMS home page, and for more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Description

    Music Together is an internationally recognized music and movement program for children birth through age five —and the grownups who love them. First offered in 1987, Music Together has been a pioneer in the field of early childhood music with innovative and high-quality music education and outreach programs that redefine what musical means.

    Now with 2,500 locations in 40 countries worldwide, it is a highly research-based program and the brainchild of composer/musician Kenneth Guilmartin, founder of the Center for Music and Young Children; and Lili Levinowitz, a national authority on early childhood music and professor of music education at Rowan University.

    At the core of the Music Together approach is the idea that young children learn best from the powerful role models of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and then facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home in daily life—which is so important to music development and early childhood learning.

    It’s based on the recognition that in a supportive environment, children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and confidently participate in the music of their culture. Music Together creates that environment! By emphasizing actual music-making experiences, the program introduces children to the pleasures of producing music instead of passively consuming it from iTunes or TV. It is very high-touch, face to face, heart to heart, and voice to voice—a truly bonding and enriching experience.

    Registration

    Fall Session, 2020: Canceled
    Spring Session 2021: Canceled
    Summer Session 2021: TBA
    Fall 2021 Session: TBA
    Spring 2022 Session: TBA

    Instructor

    TBA

    Level

    Family-style mixed-age classes, newborns to age five (no prerequisites)

    “Try-A-Class”

    This gives the option of trying the program one time, free of charge. Simply email the instructor to make arrangements to attend any class. Depending on when you attend the class, you may need to wait until the next available session of classes, or you may be able to start attending the current session.

    Demo Classes

    At the request of the parents/caregivers, class sessions can be preceded by a shortened demonstration class, which first-time participants are encourage to do. These classes are for the parent/caregiver and child, are free, and are designed to give you an idea of what the classes are like even before the first official class. If you would like to participate in a demo class, be sure to email the instructor to reserve a date.

    Parent Open House

    Also at the request of the parents/caregivers, a Parent Open House can be offered two weeks into each session. A “kid-free” event, this is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to talk more in-depth about the program with the instructor, ask questions, and receive additional information on Music Together and its pioneering research-based curriculum.

    Class Size Limit

    Eight children per class

    Note: Materials are purchased per family, not per child, and include the current session’s Song CD, with over 25 beloved songs (two copies); its companion  songbook; access to the  Family Music Zone; Music Together’s semester  newsletter; and a copy of Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically, complete with a  DVD and booklet for newly enrolled Music Together families.

  • Spring 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Update

    As with the fall 2020 semester, the Music Together classes will not meet due to continuing health concerns and in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Toward the end of the spring 2021 semester will look at the status of the pandemic and distribution of a vaccine to determine whether we can offer a summer session of classes, or if we’ll be waiting until the fall 2021 semester.

    Private lessons will be continuing for the spring and summer 2021 semesters, with both online and in-person options being available.

    Please see the IUP Community Music School home page for additional information. For more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.

    Schedule (Day, Time, Room)

    TBA.

    Fall Semester, 2020 - CANCELED

    • Demo Classes — TBA; email the instructor to schedule a class.
    • Parent Open House — TBA; open to any interested parents/caregivers, but scheduled by appointment only; email the instructor to schedule.
    • Day/Time for classes TBA
    • Cost: TBA
      • Additional child, TBA
      • Babies under eight months attend free with a paying sibling.
    • Notes: A day/time for a make-up class will be announced by the instructor.

    Spring Semester, 2021 - CANCELED

    • Demo Class — TBA; open to any interested parents/caregivers, but scheduled by appointment only; email the instructor to schedule a class.
    • Parent Open House — TBA; open to any interested parents/caregivers, but scheduled by appointment only; email the instructor to schedule.
    • Day/time for classes TBA
    • Cost: TBA
      • Additional child, TBA
      • Babies under eight months attend free with a paying sibling.
    • Note: A day/time for a make-up class will be announced by the instructor.

    Summer Semester, 2021 - TBD at the End of the Spring 2021 Semester

    • TBA

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