What is Music Together®?

The best way to find out is to try a class here!

Music Together began in 1987 as an educational project of the Center for Music and Young Children of Princeton, NJ. The program, which is designed for children birth (yes, birth!) to five years, is based on the premise that all children are musical and have the same innate ability to learn music as language. At Music Together we believe that music ability is as much a basic life skill as walking and talking and that all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with pleasure and confidence in the music of their culture. We nurture the child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement as we sing, dance, and play a variety of child-friendly percussion instruments in an informal setting that will enrich their musical environment and guide them towards a lifetime of music-making enjoyment.

 

In 1998, not long after stating to a friend that she wanted to create a life combining all the things she loved: babies & music, Ms. Jennifer was visiting friends in Manhattan & they invited her to tag along to their Music Together class. She completely fell in love with the Music Together program, and set out to bring it to the Atlanta area that summer as a Licensed Music Together Center Director & a Registered Music Together Teacher.

Music Together Metro Atlanta has opened up the world of music for hundreds of families over the years! Ms. Jennifer has had her own Music Together experience as she has casually learned to play first the guitar, then the ukulele, then a few hand drums. And now she & all of the teachers at MTMA play live instruments in every class! Additionally, Ms. Jennifer's son grew up in the Music Together program, attending 8-10 classes per week for 4 1/2 years.

Once recognized solely in the northeastern Unites States as a research-based, grassroots music program for young children and their parents and caregivers, Music Together is now well-known throughout America and has centers across the globe in 40 countries. To learn more, visit the national Music Together site here.