Since 1987, Music Together has introduced millions of children, parents, and teachers around the world to the joys of family music-making and the powerful benefits of having music in their lives. Today, classes for children ages birth through grade two are found around the world.
From babyhood through the early elementary years, Music Together nurtures each child’s natural musicality in a playful, musically rich learning environment. Our research-based music classes are designed to be non-formal and non-performance oriented, so your child can learn at his or her own pace, in a way that’s developmentally appropriate. Music Together teachers are trained in early childhood music development and facilitate classes where families learn new songs and music activities, inspiring them to bring music into their family’s everyday life. Rhythm Kids is a natural extension of the Music Together curriculum.
Rhythm Kids was created by Tom Foote and developed with Music Together Program Co-author, Kenneth K. Guilmartin. It is a Music Together program offering available to licensed centers, and is currently being piloted in approximately 100 locations in the USA. Rhythm Kids is designed to help children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives in a way that keeps them engaged, actively participating in music and developing their music skills.
At Music Together, we know that children learn differently than adults. They learn instinctively and constantly, and teach themselves through imitation and play, through being immersed in their environment, and through interaction with adults and older children. And we know this from our research in early childhood and music development. Learn about the research behind Music Together at the Music Together Worldwide website.
Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun, it's easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Our research-based curriculum not only develops music skills, it nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Because these benefits build over time, children enjoy the fullest growth in each of these areas when they participate as consistently as possible up through 2nd grade.