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What's Music Together ?
At Music Together, we believe music is a basic life skill, like walking and talking. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence and pleasure in a supportive, developmentally-appropriate environment.
Our weekly classes emphasize musical experiences over musical concepts, and introduce children to the joy of making music rather than passively listening to it.
Just as children learn to talk when adults who love them talk to them, they can learn to sing and make music if their parents and caregivers share music with them. This is why adult participation is integral to Music Together. Setting an example as a musical role model is the best way parents and caregivers can set a child on the path to a lifelong love of music.
The mixed-age setting is ideal for social development. Older children enjoy and benefit from being leaders and interacting with the younger children. For siblings, music becomes an activity they share together at home even if there is a big age difference.
Teachers help parents identify different stages of musical development to foster their children's growth. Plus, the 9 different song collections contain a diversity of music from around the world in different tonalities and rhythms. Families can take classes for three years without repeating a collection!
It's serious fun for you and your little ones.
If you’re new to Music Together - or to Paris - try a class with your child(ren). Also look for my quarterly workshops at the American Library of Paris!
I hope to make music together with you one day soon,
Your baby is a natural-born music-maker—cooing when you sing a nursery rhyme or wiggling when you dance to your favorite song. Even wee babies are alert to musical sounds and respond to melody and rhythm. In one of our Mixed-Age classes, you’ll learn musical ways to interact and bond with your baby, support their brain development, and nurture their inner musician.
Your always curious, sometimes furious toddler is starting to learn about the world and to interact with grownups and other children in new (and often surprising) ways. Toddlers learn by watching others, playing, and experimenting. Our Mixed-Age classes are perfectly aligned with this type of learning because they allow children to participate in their own way in a relaxed, family-style atmosphere.
Your preschooler’s musical creativity, enthusiasm, and skills are growing by leaps and bounds! In our Mixed-Age classes, preschoolers are the class leaders and are encouraged to contribute their ideas and lead the younger children, who love to watch and imitate them. And because Music Learning Supports All Learning®, your preschooler will also be developing other skills they’ll need to succeed both in school and in life.
For big kids
Big kids know what they like. Telling silly stories. Playing games. Being in charge. Designed specifically for pre-K and early elementary students, our Rhythm Kids classes tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun.
Rhythm Kids is just the thing to get your child to (willingly) put down the iPad and start making music with their friends. By the end of the semester, they’ll be proud to show off what they’ve learned: to you, their friends and teachers, and—let’s face it—for some kids, every person they meet!