To provide a rich musical experience for children and their caregivers not only in the classroom but that the experience would extend to the home as well.
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE Music Together® PHILOSOPHY
1. All children are musical.
2. Therefore, all children can achieve basic music competence. We define basic music competence as the ability to sing in tune with accurate rhythm.
3.. The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child's musical growth.
4. 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 adult's participation.
What is Music Together?
Music Together is an innovative, research-based approach to early childhood music education. Now taught worldwide, the program began in 1985 as a project of the Center for Music and Young Children (CMYC). Dr. Lili Levinowitz, co-author of Music Together is one of the leading researchers in early childhood music development in the United States. Ken Guilmartin is founder of Music Together and the founder of The Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey. Music Together is based on the truth that all children are inherently musical and can achieve basic music competence, which is defined as keeping a beat and singing in tune. Our goal is to nurture your child's (and your!) natural enthusiasm for music and movement. We sing, dance, chant and play instruments in an informal setting that allows children to develop at their own pace. We also educate parents/caregivers how to encourage their child's musical growth with modeling. This is a non-performance oriented program in which the emphasis placed on the process rather than the product. Regardless of your background in music, grownup participation is easy, non-threatening and fun... and parent enjoyment is the single most important factor in fostering a love of music making in children.