Why Music For Children?

Most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if they choose. But first we must learn how to “speak music”—to take the musical instrument we all have, ourselves, developing that musical capacity from a very young age. The sounds we make, our movements, our rhythms—these are the building blocks of music and of early childhood learning. And that’s what Music Together is all about.

Music is more than instruments and voices. It’s more than rhythm and movement. Music is a powerful force that can inspire, create community, and build family bonds. And it can be life-changing to develop our inner music-maker as early as possible.

The Power of Music

Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun—it’s easy to forget how much learning is taking place! That’s because music learning and early childhood go hand in hand. Our research-based, developmentally appropriate, and internationally recognized music program develops basic music skills, such as singing in tune and moving with accurate rhythm. It also nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence and supports social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

Because these benefits build over time, children enjoy the fullest growth in each of these areas when they participate in Music Together classes as consistently as possible during early childhood. In fact, as more studies point to the importance of music in early childhood, more schools are beginning to offer the Music Together in-school program to complement and enhance their curricula.

Beyond Learning: Bonding

Not only does Music Learning Support All Learning®—it offers the opportunity to join a community where everybody is welcome. Parents, caregivers, teachers, children—everyone benefits from Music Together classes. It’s all about shared experiences that touch the heart and bring us closer together, both in class and at home. It’s a warm, inviting environment where you can relax or get energized and be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Grownups Are Essential

During their musical journey with Music Together, young children get the opportunity to not only learn through play and experimentation but also watch and listen to the grownups they love and look up to. In fact, this modeling is essential to their growth into confident music-makers. But don’t worry, you already have the only skill you’ll need—the desire to play and have fun with your child! Just being there as a role model and sharing the experience is enough to make a powerful difference. Our teachers are specially trained to create a safe atmosphere where you can happily join in, experiment, and even get silly—all while strengthening the bond with your child.

Music: A Universal Language

Your family will benefit from Music Together, even if English is not your first language. That’s because all cultures share the common language of music and movement. Our rich, diverse music includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world-music traditions. From American to African, Spanish to Japanese, families are exposed to a wide variety of international musical styles designed to provide engaging experiences of rhythm, song, culture, and community from around the world. Music truly is a universal language!