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What do we mean when we say that Music Together® is a “research-based” program?


As part of its ongoing research and development in early childhood music, the national Music Together organization operates a “lab” school in Princeton, New Jersey. Both Music Together and the Music Together Princeton Lab School are committed to helping families, caregivers, and early childhood professionals rediscover the pleasure and educational value of informal musical experiences.


Music Together does ongoing research through the “lab” school as well as programs implemented around the country. In addition, Music Together looks to areas outside the scope of early childhood music such as brain development, play research, and the areas of cognitive, language, physical, and emotional development among others. All of these sources continually inform Music Together’s creative work on program content, varied applications of the program and teacher training.

Articles of Interest

The Importance of Music in Early Childhood
by Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz

Early Childhood Music Education in the New Millennium
by Ken Guilmartin

Questions about Mixed Age?
Read this interview!

Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills
by Alix Spiegel from

Is Music for Wooing, Mothering, Bonding – or Is It Just “Auditory Cheesecake”?
by Carl Zimmer from Discover Magazine, December 2010

More information about Research and Development at Music Together headquarters in Princeton