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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 in a musical setting. All it takes is a supportive, developmentally-appropriate environment and you, the grownups they love.

 

Our classes - both in-person and virtual - emphasize musical experiences, broaden tonal and rhythmic horizons and underscore what children already know instinctively: that there is a great joy to be found making music as well as listening to it. 

Just as they learn to talk, children can learn to sing and dance through their parents' example NO MATTER WHAT your musical capacity might be. Setting an example as a musical role model is the best way parents and caregivers can put their child on the path to a lifelong love of music. 

 

The mixed-age (0-4 years) 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,

Stacey

For Babies

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.

For toddlers

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.

For preschoolers

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.

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For big kids

Rhythm Kids is an international, research-based music immersion program, developed by rhythm expert Tom Foote.  In class, students start learning to compose, choreograph, and conduct as they play—and play with!—djembes, other percussion instruments and, of course, their own voices and bodies. When parents attend class, they amplify their children’s learning AND have a great time singing, moving, and drumming themselves.

 

There are 2 class levels:

Level 1 is for 4-5 year olds with a growing sense of independence and demonstrated musical autonomy but who still greatly benefit from parent presence in class.

Level 2 is for 6-7 year olds who've achieved full basic music competence and want class sans parents to advance their own ideas and musical style with full independence.

NB: Rhythm Kids bring their own djembe to class each week so that they can practice at home between classes and during breaks.

 

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