MUSIC TOGETHER CLASSES
~ Fully trained and registered Music Together teacher, Holly Van Hoey leads a group of six to twelve children and their parents or caregivers (nannies, babysitters, grandparents, or relatives) in forty-five minutes of music and movement experiences at The Upper St Clair Community & Recreation Center.
~ Music Together's research based, developmentally appropriate music program develops basic music skills, such as singing in tune and moving with accurate rhythm. It also nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence and supports social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
~ Each weekly class offers a dozen songs and rhythmic rhymes. We sing, dance, play with drums, bells, shakers, tambourines, scarves, balls, triangles, resonance balls, castanets, ukuleles and more!
~ Children and their adults have opportunities to create and improvise making up new words to songs, offering movement ideas, making silly sounds, and sharing musical ideas from the family's play at home.
~ The relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented classroom setting respects and supports the unique learning styles, developmental levels, and temperaments of all participants, creating a strong sense of community.
~ Each semester, families receive an information rich Family Resource Guide containing the song collection CD and a digital download code to access the Family Music Zone at www.musictogether.com ~along with an illustrated songbook that's filled with music-making ideas for spontaneous music play beyond the weekly classes.
About Music Together
Did you know that we are all born musical? We are all born with the ability to express ourselves through movement and rhythm and pitch. In a supportive and musically rich environment, a child's natural aptitude will blossom into the ability to sing and dance as naturally as they learn to walk and talk.
How, you ask? Through imitation and play. Through watching and interacting with adults and other children of different ages, children can learn the language of music and we can show you how!
I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning. ~Plato
Higher Voice Studio, the top private voice studio in Western PA, is now proud to offer the award-winning Music Together® program specially designed for children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers and families. All classes are offered at the beautiful Upper St Clair Community & Recreation Center and the best news? There's no musical experience required!
Classically-trained singer and professional voice teacher, Holly van Hoey, will teach you how to incorporate music-making into your home and into your child’s daily routine. It's 45 minutes of fun, informal music making and creating! Adults and children together sing and dance to songs, play instruments, look at pictures in our songbooks, make up silly rhymes for our songs, sing tonal and rhythmic patterns and experience a wide range of rhythmic and melodic musical variety. During each semester of Music Together, you will learn several new songs that can easily fit into playtime, naptime, meals, bath time, bed time, any time! And your child will LOVE it! You don’t even have to sing the correct words or the right notes. Your child will simply grow and learn to be a music-maker just by watching, singing, dancing, and playing with you! All you have to do is have fun and let loose. You will be amazed by your child’s growth and development!
And you can bring the family! Research has shown that grouping children of varying ages, fosters natural, family style learning. The hallmark of the Music Together program, our Mixed-Age Class, gives children the environment they need to grow musically while interacting both socially and musically with peers of different ages. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because their children can go to class together. And any or all of your child's caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can come share in the experience, both in class and at home. The whole family is welcome!
With 90% of all brain development happening by the time a child reaches five years of age, Music Together offers that rare opportunity for parents to prepare their child for the future, while helping them enjoy these precious moments of childhood, today. Together, you will co-create a meaningful relationship with music that they will carry with them their whole lives.