The Joy of Family Music®
is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, first and second graders, and the adults who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.
Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.
Central to the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life.
Music Together is committed to helping families, caregivers, and early childhood professionals rediscover the pleasure and educational value of informal music experiences. All our teachers have successfully completed Music Together’s training program. Music Together applies the latest research in early childhood music development to the program.
The years between birth and kindergarten are when most young children learn rapidly, efficiently and joyfully. These years are also crucial to music learning. This is why we encourage you to support your child’s music education by joining us for classes this semester.
Music Together for Valley Families began in 1999 and has been bringing the joy of family music to many communities throughout the Pioneer Valley in both parent-child classes and in school settings. We feel very grateful to be able to share a program designed to be both educational and tons of fun!
A Music Together®Class is:
•A community of families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants,
and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting.
•Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and
respect the unique learning styles of very young children.
•Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participating at their own levels
in family-style classes of mixed ages.
•Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child’s
music environment—regardless of their own musical abilities.
•A new song collection every semester for three years, featuring great arrangements
of original and traditional songs in a wide variety of tonalities, meters, and cultural styles.
45 minutes of PURE FUN with your child every week!
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