Parktheater Eindhoven (Netherlands) (location map
Saturday, 10:30 - 11:15
26/09/20 - 12/12/20 (10 weeks)
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music programme for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and their parents or caregivers. 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.
Our classes are designed for mixed age groups (newborns to five year olds). Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones. Each child participates at his or her own level. The children are free to participate, or not, in any manner which suits them that day. Some may choose to sit and watch, absorbing the rich musical environment, while others may choose to move and sing.
Classes are with parents; both are welcome. (only 1 parent per child for Fall Term 2020 due to Corona requirements)
Maximum number of children: 12 (maximum 8 parents for Fall Term 2020 due to Corona requirements)
Class duration: 45 minutes
Basic Principles of the Music Together Philosophy
- All children are musical;
- Therefore, all children can achieve basic music competence, here defined as the ability to sing in tune and move with accurate rhythm;
- 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;
- The participation and modeling of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability, is essential to a child's musical growth.