Music Together® Early Childhood

  • 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.

    Description:

    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.

    Registration:

    Fall Session, 2016: Opens August 8 and continues through September 19
    Spring Session 1, 2017: Opens December 5 and continues through January 9
    Spring Session 2, 2017: Opens February 27 and continues through March 27
    Summer Session, 2017: Opens May 29 and continues through June 26

    Instructor:

    Candice Bolger (cmbolger@gmail.com), teaching artist, licensed Music Together director, and registered Music Together teacher.

    Level:

    Family-style mixed-age classes, newborns to age five (no prerequisites)

    “Try-A-Class”:

    This gives the option of trying the program one time, free of charge. Simply e-mail the instructor, Candice Bolger, at cmbolger@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.

    Demo Classes:

    Each session is preceded by a shortened demonstration class, which first-time participants are encourage to do. These classes are for the 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.

    Parent Open House:

    A Parent Open House is also offered two weeks into each session. A “kid-free” event, this is a parent’s opportunity 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.

    Class Size Limit:

    10 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.

  • Schedule (Day, Time, Room):

    Fall Session, 2016

    • Demo Class — Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 p.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall
      Open to any interested parents.  join Candice for 30 minutes as she takes you through a mini-class.
    • Parent Open House — Friday, September 16, 7:00 p.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall
      Open to any interested parents. Join Candice for 30 minutes as she takes you through the program. Refreshments served.
    • Section 1: Saturday, September 17–November 19, 9:30–10:15 a.m., Rm. 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
    • Section 2: Saturday, September 17–November 19, 10:30–11:15 a.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
    • Cost: One Child, $150 per session (includes materials*) plus $15 Registration Fee — $165 Total
      • Additional Child, $110 per session, $5 Registration Fee — $115 Total
      • Babies under eight months attend FREE with a paying sibling.
    • Note: The make-up classes for this session is Saturday, December 3.

    Spring Session 1, 2017

    • Demo Class — Tuesday, January 3, 6:00 p.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall
      Open to any interested parents. Join Candice for 30 minutes as she takes you through a mini-class.
    • Parent Open House — Friday, January 6, 7:00 p.m., Room 116
      Open to any interested parents. Join Candice as she presents on why Music Together is now an international program and loved by participants. Refreshments served.

    • Section 1: Saturday, January 7–March 11, 9:30–10:15 a.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
    • Section 2: Saturday, January 7–March 11, 10:30–11:15 a.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
    • Cost: One Child, $150 per session (includes materials*) plus $15 Registration Fee — $165 Total
      • Additional Child, $110 per session, $5 Registration Fee — $115 Total
      • Babies under eight months attend FREE with a paying sibling.
    • Note: The make-up classes for this session is Saturday, March 18.

    Spring Session 2, 2017

    • Demo Class — Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall
      Open to any interested parents. Join Candice for 30 minutes as she takes you through a mini-class.
    • Parent Open House — Friday, April 21 7:00 p.m., Room 116
      Open to any interested parents. Join Candice as she presents on why Music Together is now an international program and loved by participants. Refreshments served.
    • Section 1: Saturday, April 1-June 24, 9:30–10:15 a.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
      NOTE: NO class on May 6 or May 20; Make-up class is June 24
    • Section 2: Saturday, April 1-June 24, 10:30–11:15 a.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
      NOTE: NO class on May 6 or May 20; Make-up class is June 24
    • Cost: One Child, $150 per session (includes materials*) plus $15 Registration Fee — $165 Total
      • Additional Child, $110 per session, $5 Registration Fee — $115 Total
      • Babies under eight months attend FREE with a paying sibling.

    Summer Session, 2017

    • Demo Class — If you would like a Demo class preceding the Summer Session, email Candice at cmbolger@gmail.com to arrange a time.
    • Parent Open House — Unless specifically requested, there is no parent Open House for the Summer Session.
    • Section 1: Saturday, July 8-August 26, 9:30–10:15 a.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (8 classes)
    • Section 2: Saturday, July 8-August 26, 10:30–11:15 a.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (8 classes)
    • Cost: One Child, $130 per session (includes materials*) plus $15 Registration Fee — $145 Total
      • Additional Child, $90 per session, $5 Registration Fee — $95 Total
      • Babies under eight months attend FREE with a paying sibling.
    • Note: If needed, TBD by the instructor in consultation with parents.

    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.