This summer we are playing with the Summer 2 collection, which pulls songs from several different Music Together collections, including Family Favorites, like "John the Rabbit," "She Sells Sea Shells," "Ridin' in the Car," "Trot Old Joe," "Here Is the Beehive," and many more super fun and engaging Music Together originals and folk tunes.
Sign up for a free demo (click here) or register now for our six-week summer session. We are adding two new locations to the Valley Cat Music family: BINI Birth in Sherman Oaks and Ladera Music Academy in Ladera Heights. I'm excited to extend our music-making to new and current families in these areas!
Classes involve singing & chanting, dancing & playing, tapping & clapping, and generally having a fabulous time getting those neural pathways firing to support your child's innate musical abilities in relationship with you. Children in Valley Cat Music classes (and their parents!) are exposed to a variety of musical styles from around the world, rhythms, languages, instruments & props (drums, shakers, bells, scarves, rhythm sticks, parachutes, guitar, ukulele, recorder, etc.), and activities designed to nurture their musical development with the guidance and modeling of their loving caregivers.
Students in the Family class work through play toward basic music competence (being able to sing in tune and keep a steady beat), while students in the Big Kids class work through play toward basic music literacy (being able to identify pitches and notate rhythms). In all classes, including the Babies class, the goal is to foster a lifelong love of music and to have fun!
If you've never been to a Music Together class, come see what the fun is all about by attending a FREE DEMO class; click here to sign up. And please like us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything Valley Cat!
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Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, k–2nd graders, and the adults 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. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of receiving it passively from CDs, TV, or the Internet.
Central to the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life. Our classes build on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. We'll help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities, and to study an instrument later on should he or she choose to do so.
For a video of a Music Together family class, click here.
"It's never too late to have a happy childhood." ~ Tom Robbins
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents." ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
"A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side." ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh (American aviator)
"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." (When asked about his theory of relativity) ~ Albert Einstein
"The earth has music for those who listen." ~ William Shakespeare