Music Together® Curriculum

The Music Together curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. Feel free to start at any time—every song collection is unique, and your child will have a valuable musical experience no matter where you start. Each song collection features approximately 30 songs to enjoy in class and at home or on the go. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.

Music Together's nine song collections—each identified by its own color, instrument name, and graphic (The collection names are just for fun—we don’t teach you to play the bongos in the Bongos collection!)—are presented in a three-year cycle of three sessions per year. They are non-sequential, so families may join at any session and attend class for three full years before cycling back to re-experience the collections from their growing children’s ever-changing perspectives. Because music learning is cumulative, with children reaping developmental benefits that build over time, we encourage their participation for as many years as possible from infancy through kindergarten.

Music Together CDs have outstanding arrangements that are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike. The music is pitched in just the right range for children's voices and includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs. All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for childcare centers or families with children of different ages.

Each session, families receive a CD, along with an illustrated songbook full of music-making ideas. In addition, families new to the program receive a booklet, "Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically" , as well as a musical 'milestones' growth chart.  

What Song Collection is coming up? 

  • Flute – fall 2019
  • Sticks – winter 2020
  • Maracas – spring 2020
  • Kazoo - (mixed collection) – summer 2020

 

  • Bongos – fall 2020
  • Bells – winter 2021
  • Triangle – spring 2021
  • Harmonica - (mixed collection)- summer 2021

 

  • Fiddle – fall 2021
  • Drum – winter 2022
  • Tambourine – spring 2022
  • Banjo - (mixed collection) – summer 2022