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. 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, 2018: Opens August 13 and continues through September 15
    Spring Session 2019: Opens December 15 and continues through February 2
    Summer Session 2019: TBA

    Instructor:

    Candice Bolger (LullabyLoungeDirector@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 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.

    Demo Classes:

    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.

    Parent Open House:

    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.

    Class Size Limit:

    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.

  • Schedule (Day, Time, Room):

    Note the New Day and TIme! Based on feedback, now meeting late afternoons on Tuesdays to help parents avoid conflicts with the myriad of other weekend activities.

    Fall Semester, 2018

    • Demo Class — Open to any interested parents/caregivers, but scheduled by appointment only; e-mail Candice at LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com to schedule a class.
    • Parent Open House — Open to any interested parents/caregivers, but scheduled by appointment only; e-mail Candice at LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com to schedule.
    • Tuesday, September 18–November 27, 5:30–6:15 p.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
    • Cost: One child, $150/semester (includes materials*) plus $15 registration fee — $165 Total
      • Additional child, $110/semester, $5 registration fee — $115 Total
      • Babies under eight months attend free with a paying sibling.
    • Notes: There will be no class on Tuesday, November 20 during Thanksgiving week. The make-up class for the fall semester is Tuesday, December 4.

    Spring Semester, 2019

    • Demo Class — Open to any interested parents/caregivers, but scheduled by appointment only; e-mail Candice at LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com to schedule a class.
    • Parent Open House — Open to any interested parents/caregivers, but scheduled by appointment only; e-mail Candice at LullabyLoungeDirector@gmail.com to schedule.
    • Tuesday, February 5–April 16, 5:30–6:15 p.m., Room 116, Cogswell Hall (10 classes)
    • Cost: One child, $150/semester (includes materials*) plus $15 registration fee — $165 Total
      • Additional child, $110/semester, $5 registration fee — $115 Total
      • Babies under eight months attend free with a paying sibling.
    • Note: There will be no class on Tuesday, March 12 during IUP Spring Break. The make-up class for the spring semester is Tuesday, April 23.

    Summer Semester, 2019

    • TBA

    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.