Classes Update

Since the opening of the IUP Community Music School in the Fall of 2013, we have had three different early childhood programs - Kindermusik, Musikgarten, and most recently, Music Together (as seen below).  All are highly researched mainstream programs and excellent.

Along with Covid, the challenge has been to have a consistent and certified instructor in Indiana. Previous instructors have all come from out of town which has proven to be financially unviable.

We are in the process of exploring the option of finding an individual interested in becoming trained in one of the  three programs, and helping to provide the required training for certification. If we're able to do so, we may be able to offer early childhood classes for the Summer or Fall 2023 semesters.  If not, or if there simply isn't a demand for these type of classes in our relatively rural region, then we'll discontinue them.

If you are interested in early childhood classes, be sure to email and let us know.


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 2022 Session: No classes
Spring 2023 Session: No classes
Summer 2023 Session: TBA




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 email the instructor to 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 encouraged 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 email the instructor 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 the instructor, ask questions, and receive additional information on Music Together and its pioneering research-based curriculum.

Class Size Limit

Eight children per class

Note: 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, Additional Info)


Fall Semester 2022 - No classes


Spring Semester 2023 - No classes


Summer Semester, 2023 - TBD

  • TBA during the Spring semester.

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