The IUP Community
Music School is excited to partner with local Music Together® director and
registered teacher Candice Bolger to offer their
innovative early childhood music and movement classes on Saturday mornings. Candice is the owner of Lullaby Lounge, LLC.
Music Together® is an internationally recognized music
and movement program for children birth through age five—and the grownups who
love them. First offered in 1987, Music Together has been a pioneer in the
field of early childhood music with innovative and high-quality music education
and outreach programs that redefine what musical means.
Now with 2,500 locations in
40 countries worldwide, it is a highly research-based program, and the brainchild of
composer/musician Kenneth Guilmartin, founder of the Center for Music and Young
Children; and Lili Levinowitz, a national authority on early childhood
music and professor of music education at Rowan University.
At the core of the
Music Together approach is the idea that young children learn best from the
powerful role models of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The
program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the
classroom and then facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical
activity at home in daily life—which is so important to music development and
early childhood learning.
It’s based on the recognition that in a supportive
environment, children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and confidently
participate in the music of their culture. Music Together creates that
environment! By emphasizing actual music-making experiences, the program
introduces children to the pleasures of producing music instead of passively
consuming it from iTunes or TV. It is very high-touch, face to face, heart to
heart, and voice to voice—a truly bonding and enriching experience.
Fall Session, 2017: Opens August 7 and continues through September 18Spring Session 1, 2018: Opens December 54and continues through January 15Spring Session 2, 2017: Opens February 26 and continues through March 26Summer Session, 2017: Opens May 28 and continues through June 18 (both summer sessions)
Candice Bolger (LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com), teaching artist, licensed
Music Together director, and registered Music Together teacher.
Family-style mixed-age classes, newborns to
age five (no prerequisites)
This gives the option of trying the program one time, free of charge. Simply e-mail the instructor, Candice Bolger, at LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com and make arrangements to attend any class. Depending on when you attend the class, you may need to wait until the next available session of classes, or you may be able to start attending the current session.
At the request of the parents/caregivers, class sessions can be preceded by a shortened demonstration class, which first-time participants are encourage to do. These classes are for the parent/caregiver and child, are free, and are designed to give you an idea of what the classes are like even before the first official class. If you would like to participate in a demo class, be sure to e-mail Candice at LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com to reserve a date.
Also at the request of the parents/caregivers, a Parent Open House can be offered two weeks into each session. A “kid-free” event, this is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to talk more in-depth about the program with Candice, ask questions, and receive additional information on Music Together and its pioneering research-based curriculum. If you would like to participate in a parent open house, be sure to e-mail Candice at LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com to reserve a date.
Eight children per class
*Materials are purchased per family, not per child, and include the current session’s Song CD, with over 25 beloved songs (two copies); its companion songbook; access to the Family Music Zone; Music Together’s semester newsletter; and a copy of Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically, complete with a DVD and booklet for newly enrolled Music Together families.
Music Together® art and logo design ©1992–2015 Music Together LLC. Music Together is a registered trademark. Candice Bolger of Lullaby Lounge is licensed by Music Together LLC.
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