Did you know that EVERY child goes through a predictable sequence of MUSIC DEVELOPMENT stages? We all know what it looks like to go from birth to walking: rolling over, sitting up, crawling, etc…then walking! But few of us know what it looks like to go from birth to singing, or birth to dancing.
This is part of what parents learn in a Music Together class!
Music Together teachers are deeply trained to recognize and support the stages of tonal development—hearing pitches and learning to sing in tune—and rhythm development—hearing beats and learning to move in time.
Here’s a big surprise for most of us: This development starts at birth and continues for life!
In a Music Together class, parents and caregivers sing, dance, and play instruments (like shakers, drums, and resonator bells)to give each child a true “music immersion” experience. As the children soak up the music, they naturally develop musically as they play. Teachers spot the developmental milestones and let the families know what’s happening:
“I heard baby Nora cooing on the last note of this song. This is a milestone in music development! Let’s sing that note back to her…”
Or, “Did you see what I saw? Many of the children were tiptoeing on the little beat of the song—this rhythm milestone is called a Personal Consistent Tempo…”
This Spring, jump into a Music Together class to learn more about your child’s music development—and much, much more! Spring classes start on April 15th, and you can try the first class for free. Check out the class schedule at: www.westessexmusictogether.com.
For more info, text/call: 973-498-8830, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org