Come Explore Music Together® with Pakachoag
Auburn - Sterling - Sturbridge - West Boylston - Worcester
Registration for Fall session opens in August.
Fun. Fabulous. Uplifting. Magical.
These are just a few of the ways that parents describe Music Together.® Our early childhood music classes give families with children from birth through age 8 the chance to get in touch with their inner musician and connect with other families.
Song Collections for Music Together®
Fall 2023: Bongos collection. (Alligator for Rhythm Kids). Registration opening in August.
Winter 2024: Bells Collection
Spring 2024: Triangle Collection
Summer 2024: TBA
School Year Schedules
Six days a week.
Tuition and Discounts
Policies & Procedures
Music Together Details
Each of Music Together’s nine song collections contains 25 songs. And, every one of those songs is unique, not only for their wide variety of tonalities, meters, and musical styles but also for their outstanding arrangements—which appeal to both children and their grownups.
When you’re a parent, you want to give your young child the very best. That means you want to expose them to every possible opportunity to learn and grow. At Pakachoag, this starts with Music Together, creating a bond through music. Since 1983, Pakachoag has introduced thousands of children and parents to the joys of music-making and the powerful benefits of having music in their lives through Music Together.
Today, it’s common for us to only listen to music rather than create it ourselves. But actively making music is so important for children’s music and overall development. That’s why Pakachoag’s MT program has never been more essential.
We know, through long-standing research, that children learn best through active exploration as well as live, meaningful interaction with the grownups they love. That’s why Music Together lets us take out the earbuds and pick up the instrument we were all given at birth—ourselves!
Additionally, Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical.
That’s why our classes are appropriate for every child, aged birth through 5. With MT Rhythm Kids, we extend the learning for children ages 5 to 8 years.
MT Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight.
As a music school with more than 40 years of experience in teaching music to students of all ages, Pakachoag is in a unique position to offer this program as an extension of our music instruction programs. That long-standing experience in music educations means that our Music Together instructors are carefully selected to ensure that they will bring your child (or grandchild, if you are a grandparent) the most the MT program has to offer.
At Pakachoag, we believe in Music for Life, your entire life, so it’s never too early to start.
We recognize that music classes and lessons are an investment for families on tight budgets. We consistently hear from parents that their investment pays off in terms of their child’s development.
Here are a few reasons to make Music Together at Pakachoag part of your child’s on-going education based on a large body of research which proves that early, positive and age-appropriate experiences with music enhance a child’s:
- Language and literacy skills (vocabulary, comprehension, listening, expression);
- Social and emotional development;
- Mathematics and pattern-recognition skills;
- Ability to plan, guide, and self-regulate behavior;
- Comfort and success as a maker of music – the simple joy of music that lasts a lifetime
Repeated participation throughout the early childhood years is most beneficial, laying a firm foundation for musical success in learning an instrument during the school years.
Studies have suggested that infants have remarkably sophisticated music responses beginning at birth; they are in fact “wired for sound.” This means babies recognize songs, move their arms and legs in response to music, or even coo in the tonality of a song—and as their bodies and nervous systems mature, they will show progressively more complex musical responses.
Consequently, we know that infants actively absorb what they are seeing, hearing, and feeling. Through Music Together, we’ll help you to recognize and support your child’s or grandchild’s musical responses.
For all of these reasons, it is never too early for a child to begin MT classes, and it can be particularly delightful to share in a child’s music development from infancy. As a Music Together parent or grandparent you will grow to treasure the musical bond you share with your growing child or grandchild.
- Mixed Age Classes for children aged birth through age 5
- Babies – birth to 9 months
- MT Rhythm Kids – ages 5 thru Grade 2
- MT for Special Learners – ages 5 to 10
45 minute weekly classes for between 8 and 10 weeks
A songbook & activity guide, nine different collections, one for each session, designed to be repeated once every 3 years.
Digital access code for online music access to each session’s song collection.
MT Rhythm Kids also includes unique RK song books and access to an at home drum-play video tutorial.
Information to help you enhance your child’s music development
Quarterly e-newsletter and access to The National MT site
New families receive the booklet Music and Your Child, a guide for parents and caregivers.
Music Together Teachers
Julie Holston (Early Childhood) holds a B.A. degree from Anna Maria College and an M.A. from Clark University. She completed an intensive early childhood music teacher training workshop with Music Together of New Jersey during the summer of 1997. Julie is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and has attended a number of their professional development conferences. Julie is also a former member of the Master Singers of Worcester.
“Julie is the best. My children love her and my daughter talks about her quite often outside of class. We live in Millbury and travel to Sterling because of her.” Erin, MT Parent; Sterling Satellite Class; Spring 2014
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