Imagine a school, where music is an essential part of your child's core curriculum. A school where....
... a Music Together® specialist teaches music and movement classes, weekly, in cooperation with the classroom teachers.
... classroom teachers weave the weekly sessions, adapting activities into the children's daily routine.
... recordings, songbooks and teaching materials are provided for classroom use.
... children bring the music home for parent/child musical play, sharing the songs and activities learned in school,
... parents become involved through the Music Together® recordings and songbooks given to each family and through special parent events at school.
... children learn from the model of music participation by both the parents and the classroom teachers.
... children, parents and teachers all make music together at school-wide events.
... the joy of extended family music at home and in school creates a natural circle of learning that builds parent-child, child-school and school-parent relationships.
Do you want to help all children learn music in developmentally appropriate ways, including cognitive, emotional, social and physical development while enhancing happiness and well-being in your school community?
Ask your child's school to include Music Together® in their school curriculum.
The Music Together® In-School Program offered by Merry Musicians® is currently at My Special Spot in Cedar Knolls, Rhyme and Reason in Denville, Hilltop Christian Nursery School in Mendham, and Temple B'Nai Or in Morristown.
If you think your school would be interested in learning about the Music Together® In-School program, I will be glad to give them a free glimpse at how easily our classes fit into their curriculum.
New This Fall - Rhythm Kids
Rhythm Kids Level 1 is the next musical step for your preschool child (ages 4–5). Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative, as they:
- Make up their own drumming patterns
- Invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)
- Create movement ideas for songs
- Even take a drum solo!
Rhythm Kids Level 1 follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. Classes are for preschoolers ages 4–5 and include:
- weekly, 30-minute classes
- Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester - 2 semesters per school year
- Access to online drum - play videos and other material
Your child will:
- Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
- Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
- Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically
Drums will be provided for the class each week, but if you’d like your school to have a drum to play with at school or home, please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together® families.