Every child is musical and all babies are born with an innate musical ability. It is never too early to foster and nurture this gift.
There is wonderful data from recent research highlighting all of the neurological and developmental benefits of making music. However the most important aspect is that making music is a joyful, life-affirming activity, a gift to give your child from the very beginning.
WHAT ARE CLASSES LIKE?
Twelve children and their parents meet weekly for 45 minutes during a ten-week semester to experience new songs, chants, movement activities and instrumental jam sessions. Both children and adults participate in the circle, led by a teacher with early childhood and music skills who received training at the Center for Music and Young Children (CMYC) in Princeton, New Jersey.
The classes are all about having fun with music in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Musical Diversity – each Music Together Collection is created in a way that explores diverse modalities and complex rhythms through music from all over the world.
Foundation for Formal Instruction – In the same way we learn to speak before we read, children must feel melody and rhythm comfortably before they can take further steps in formal musical education. Music Together provides a strong foundation for later musical development.
Caregiver Involvement – Sometimes, engaging your children can be exhausting. Music Together offers a different way to play with your child — with rhythm and song!
Social interaction – sharing a regular activity is important for children and for parents. Making music as a group is something we don’t often allow ourselves to do. Participating in a group builds community.
It’s Easy – Caregivers don't need to have any musical knowledge to enjoy the class. Musicians and those who can't carry a tune both enjoy the class and love the music.
The program is taught in English, just like it is in the U.S. Children benefit from the musical experience even if English is not the language they hear at home.
Tuition for the 10 week course is 300 francs and include a CD, a songbook, webpage access and a video of the latest research into music acquisition in children.