In the summer of 1997, as a jazz vocalist with a strong background in dance, Gabriele Tranchina was searching for a way to share her knowledge with the next generation. At the suggestion of a close friend, she attended a training program to become a Music Together® Teacher.
As one of the smaller centers in Manhattan, the emphasis of these four locations is a very personal one. In addition to teaching the Music Together classes, our staff is interested in tightening the community bond, helping to create a feeling of a cozy neighborhood within the Big Apple. Many play dates and friendships start in class, and parents and caregivers feel welcome in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
We are proud to say that the families who join our locations successfully understand the value of active participation in class. Their joyful contributions enable us to hold great classes. This wonderful class experience, accompanied by the reinforcement of the songs at home, results in the children finding joy in music, dance and music making. This joy can follow them for a lifetime. We hope to help our next generation to become active music makers, more aware of the quality of music and its diversity.
“I have always counted you as being among the most wonderful people I known. The experience for Logan and me at So La Ti’s Music Together has been very special. However, I had no idea that I was going to revisit it. Then Liam came along and I am so happy that he has been able to enjoy the classes as well. They have been especially important to him because unlike Logan he is quite frightened and extremely and shy of new faces. The music classes have been most effective in getting him out of his shell. I now see him approaching other children and reaching out to them. The transformation is just amazing. I play the CD at home quite often and it’s such fun to see him twirl and dance and clap his little hands.”