Registration Open for Music Together Early Childhood Classes

Posted on 1/13/2016 3:14:42 PM

Registration is still open for the IUP Community Music School’s early childhood music and movement classes, utilizing the internationally recognized Music Together program. There is still room in both morning classes, which begin on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

New this semester for the Music Together classes is a significantly lowered price for the first child, along with an even more discounted price for any additional children in the family, making this tremendous program very affordable!

More information on the new pricing, as well as additional information on all the sessions being offered this winter and spring, may be found on the IUPCMS web page for Music Together. You can also e-mail community-music@iup.edu, or call 724-357-4565.

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, 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. 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 pleasure of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.

Central to the Music Together 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.

In a Music Together Class You Can Expect:

  • A 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.
  • Infant, toddler, and preschooler participation at their own levels in family-styled 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 semester 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!

NEW Pricing:

  • First Child: $150 plus reduced registration fee of $15
  • Second Child: $110 plus reduced registration fee of $5
  • These prices also include ALL material for the session!

For detailed information on the Music Together program, be sure to look through their excellent website. You won’t be disappointed!