“My children (ages 3 1/2 and 2) have literally been going for their entire lives to Sol La Ti’s Music Together (in Morningside Heights and Harlem). Not only do they love it completely when they’re there and miss it when they’re not there, they have learned more from it than I can possibly describe here. They sang early, they spoke early, they danced early and they found a sense of joy in performance that I attribute directly to the time they spent at Sol La Ti and under the guidance of its amazing director, Gabriele Tranchina.
Not only is Gabriele a great teacher of children, (when is the last time you saw a roomful of toddlers literally entranced by someone speaking?), she is a great musician and singer who can captivate a roomful of tired parents as well. Her skills also extend to hiring staff, (as the various teachers at her locations all seem to be skilled teachers and performers), and most important to us, her skills extend to human relationships. When my husband was laid off in December, I feared the loss in my kids’ lives of extras they valued most; Gabriele worked with us, however, and brought her already-reasonable price down to what was affordable to us. In that sense and in so many others, you can not put a price tag on what her program offers. (But it does, by necessity, have a price tag and it’s a bargain.)
I keep thinking that ‘this is the year my kids will age out of Music Together’. My kids, however, have made clear to me that they’d like to take classes with Sol La Ti for a long time to come. If you’re looking for a fall music class, check it out now at (website),”