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What is Music Together®?

A Music Together Class is….

Benefits from the Music Together Experience

Class Locations

Pre-Registration and Registration

What is Music Together®?

Parachute with Pakachoag MT play time for pre-schoolers

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, also kindergarteners and first graders (Rhythm Kids ®), 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.

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    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 MT 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 of our teachers have successfully completed MT’s training program. Music Together applies the latest research in early childhood music development to the program.

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A Music Together® Class is….

  • Free Movement time as part of Music TogetherA 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 session, three a year 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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About the Benefits from the Music Together® Experience

At Pakachoag Music School, 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 the breadth and depth of the experience provided to their child and family.

Here are a few reasons to make Music Together at Pakachoag part of your child’s on-going education, birth to age 7, based on a large body of research which proves that early, positive and age-appropriate experiences with music enhance a child’s:

  1. Language and literacy skills (vocabulary, comprehension, listening, expression);
  2. Social and emotional development;
  3. Mathematics and pattern-recognition skills;
  4. Ability to plan, guide, and self-regulate behaviour;
  5. Comfort and success as a maker of music – the simple joy of music that lasts a lifetime.

“This is our third semester [of Music Together].  I’m enjoying listening to my daughter make up songs in the bath tub and make up songs to sing to her stuffed animals…”  A Music Together mom; 2015.

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About Class Locations

Please view our Schedules & Locations page.

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About Pre-Registration and Registration

Registration for new families opens August (for Fall Session), December (for Winter Session) and March (for Spring Session). Continuing families receive priority pre-registration, including an advance registration discount, available prior to these dates via e-mail notification.

Please visit the Registration Page for complete information on how and when to register.

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