All children are musical, therefore all adults are musical, too!
Many people mistakenly believe that only a talented few are musical, and the rest of us are destined to sing out of tune and dance with two left feet. But the truth is, all of us are born musical! In a supportive environment, children learn to dance and sing as naturally as they learn to walk and talk. This knowledge helped Music Together® co-authors Ken Guilmartin and Dr. Lili Levinowitz to develop the four-point philosophy that guides our program to this day.
Our Four Basic Principles:
- All children are musical.
- All children can achieve basic music competence--the ability to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.
- The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers--regardless of their musical ability--are essential to a child's musical growth.
- Young children's musical growth occurs best in a playful, musically rich, and developmentally appropriate setting.
|"My daughter (almost 3 years old) loves her music class and her teacher so much that she has been telling her friends at day care about it. I had another mom ask me, 'Does Kate take some sort of music or dance class? My son keeps telling me he wants to go to Kate's music class!' It has really given her confidence and skills that I couldn't have taught her by myself at home, so thank you so much!!!"
|"This program has had a huge, wonderful impact on our entire family. Not only do my children love singing, dancing, and playing instruments, but they also feel so comfortable expressing themselves musically. Music has become a way to communicate and express emotions. Taking class as a family has helped my husband and me see how naturally musical our kids are, and how to nurture that. All four of us have loved our Music Together classes!"