Music Together® Philosophy

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7—and the grownups who love them. First offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.

Basic Principles of the Music Together Philosophy

I. All children are musical.

II. Therefore, all children can achieve basic music competence, which we have defined as the ability to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm.

III.The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child's musical growth.

IV. This growth is best achieved in a playful, developmentally appropriate, non-performance-oriented learning environment that is musically rich yet immediately accessible to the child's-and the adult's!-participation.

OUR MISSION

    The Music Together of Salem mission is to provide quality music programs for children of all ages with an emphasis on music as a joyful and life-enriching experience. Offering Music Together classes since 2006, our goal is to support a well-structured and research-based music & movement program, taught by an experienced musician and music educator.