Music Together (Ages 0-3, Saturday)

Saturdays
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Music Together for Infants and Toddlers Music Together is an international early music program for children from birth to 3 years old. The philosophy of Music Together is that all children are musical, and they can achieve basic music competence provided their music environment is sufficiently rich. Since its beginning in the 1980’s, Music Together has emphasized the importance of having parents and caregivers actively participate in class with their children. This is based in part on the work of early childhood educator Lilian Katz, who noted that while children can learn skills and knowledge from any adult, they learn dispositions only from their loved ones; by participating in class as musical role-models, parents and caregivers help impart to their children the disposition to become lifelong music-makers. The repertoire of Music Together are the song collections, named Bongos, Bells, Triangle, Fiddle, Drum, Tambourine, Flutes, Sticks and Maracas, forming a three-year cycle taught in fall, winter and spring semesters. Families receive one CD and a code to download all of the songs each semester, along with an accompanying illustrated songbook, to facilitate at-home family music-making. The recordings are professionally produced and richly orchestrated, and feature a “family” of singers, representing a mother, father, child, grandmother and uncle.

  • If a class does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, GHMS will notify parents one week in advance of the beginning of class.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve reconfigured our Fall Session to focus more on instrumental play and large movement activities. As much as we love the singing aspect of class, we’ll curtail the singing portion to 10-15 minutes and the remaining time will be devoted to dancing, music listening and instrumental play.
  • We’ll meet outside in our garden or inside the large Renee Weiler Recital Hall, with windows open, fans circulating and a capacity of 10 families. All adults and children over two years will be required to wear masks and sit at least 6 feet apart. Dan Vonnegut, our teacher will also be wearing a mask and will sit behind a clear plexiglass shield while singing. Weather permitting, we can hold class outdoors in the backyard garden, but the majority of classes will be in the recital hall which has a capacity of 14 individuals total.