Rittenhouse Square -
Welcome Enchanted Music Together
Start on 9/12/16
Imagine - encouraging a love of music for all children from an early age! Come to the Rittenhouse Square area for Enchanted Music Together starting on Monday, Spetember 12th, 2016.
Enchanted Music Together in Philadelphia follows goals developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, an organization founded in 1987 in Princeton, NJ, dedicated to understanding how children develop musically. Music Together, now offered in 3500 cities, 40 countries and on 5 continents, stresses parent involvement (or grandparent, or Nanny or other care-giving person) so the child's experience may continue to be enjoyed and shared even outside the class.
'Music Together works to create a playful, nonperformance-oriented
environment that Ken Guilmartin, Founder, describes as musically rich,
yet immediately accessible to the child and the adult. “We believe all children are musical,” explains Guilmartin. “They can all reach basic
music competence with the right help.”
“The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers – regardless
of musical ability – is essential to a child’s musical growth” he explains.
“Of all the programs available for preschoolers, it is the only one which has based its curriculum on that fact from the beginning.” '
Kenneth K. Guilmartin and co-author Lili Levinowitz, PhD. carefully select and arrange the songs in each Music Together® collection to facilitate children's breadth and quality of experience.
Join the New Class Now! Only 12 spots available...
WHAT ARE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF
MUSIC TOGETHER INSTRUCTION?
I. All children are musical.
II. All children can achieve basic music competence (defined as
the ability to sing in tune with accurate rhythm).
III. The participation and modeling of parents and other primary
caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child's
IV. Young children’s musical growth occurs best in a playful,
musically rich, and developmentally appropriate setting, free of direct instruction and performance pressure, where learning activities are accessible, interesting, and fun for both children and adults.
Quoted From Music Together:
"The essential Music Together® class: one that a child can attend
from birth through age five through all nine song collections. This
basic class follows the recommendations of child development
researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this
fosters natural, family-style learning.
"Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older
children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because
the children in the family can go to class together. Each child
participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting,
listening, watching, and when exploring musical instruments,
free from age-specific expectations and comparisons.
"Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the
children. The whole family is welcome for this important family
Sign-Up Open Now! Only 12 spots available...
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