In the Fall of 1997 I started my first Music Together class with 7 families. I am now entering my 25th year having 2 wonderful teachers by my side. Over 10,000 children have been enrolled in our program! Since Covid brought our classes into the parks, I’m finding myself frequently running into families whose children are now starting college or experiencing other major milestones
Enjoy this delightful article in the New York Times about Laura Benanti juggling her life as a performer and mom and loving the Music Together class with Mia in Harlem https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/style/laura-benanti-melania-trump.html
Starting in Fall Music Together will have newly designed songbooks. We are very excited and hope you and your child/ren will love the new design.
This is a wonderful interview with director Gabriele Tranchina who started Music Together in the Fall of 1997. 20 years of ups and downs, getting through 9/11 and her personal story and much more. The interview can be viewed at Winnie.com. Click here: https://medium.com/winnie/winnie-spotlight-gabriele-tranchina-9651e94b3698
Dear Families We wanted to share with you that Gabriele received notice from Music Together that she passed the highest level of training, Level II…yeah!!! Here is the email from Music Together: Hi Gabriele, I’m writing to inform you that you have been awarded Music Together Certification Level II status and have demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Congratulations
Rain Song Did you know? ￼Rhymes made up of words that begin with the same letter and have the same repeating initial sound—“tongue-twisters” like “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”—are not only fun for children to say but are also great for language development. When two or more words have the same beginning letter with the same sound, this is called alliteration.
Nothin’ Blues Did you know? ￼￼True to its name, “Nothin’ Blues” is in one of the forms of the musical style known as “the blues.” As an adult, you have probably heard many different styles of music: rock, rap, country, jazz, blues, classical. It’s important for young children to hear and play with a variety of musical styles, too. Children can develop an excellent
Two Little Blackbirds Did you know? When children hold a block, push a button, color with a crayon, and eventually write, they are using their fine motor skills. Many Music Together songs, including “Two Little Blackbirds,” give children the opportunity for “fingerplay”—they make small movements with their fingers and hands as they play. These activities build important fine motor skills by exercising the small
Can You Do What I Do? Did you know? Children love to imitate what they see and hear adults or other children do. Imitation is important to young children’s learning and development and it’s even more enjoyable during a music and movement activity. Imitation helps develop a child’s listening skills, attention, and memory. During the rhythmic chant “Can You Do What I Do?”, children
French Folk Song Did you know? “French Folk Song” is one of Music Together’s many songs without words. Because children do not have to process both language and music at the same time, songs without words allow them to focus on just the music. Songs without words are also often the first songs in which pre-verbal and dual-language learners are able to participate. Songs