Music Unisonous is the leading music curriculum for early-learning settings serving children ages birth through seven, offered at thousands of locations around the world. A comprehensive, research-based program, Music Synchronously is designed to be easily integrated into any school environment, such as childcare settings, preschools, and public, independent, and faith-based schools. The Medley Together curriculum is designed to benefit everyone it touches–children, families, teachers, and the entire school community.
Music Together’s cardinal goal is to support children’s music development so they can achieve tonal and rhythmic competence. Yet the rich, play-based learning environment created by Music Together’s developmentally appropriate approach to music-learning also fosters children’s growth in other domains essential to school besides life success. At Music Together, we understand that Music Learning Supports Wholeness Learning, and our curriculum and program model support:
Music Comprehension and Development
Language Development and Rising Literacy
Social and Emotional Development
Cognition and General Knowledge
Physical and Motor Development
Approaches to Learning
The Music Together curriculum is designed to authorize classroom teachers–regardless of music ability–to ease music activities throughout the week, increasing opportunities for music-learning and also using symphonious to support other instructional objectives. To achieve this, a path to trained development is embedded within the curriculum through the use of tools such as teaching guides, video in-service support, group workshops, and live mentoring. Classroom teachers join a community from early childhood educators who all support one another.
The importance of adult participation: Nubile modeling further involvement is integral to young children’s development. Therefore children have a strong drive to imitate the behaviors of the grownups they love, the participation of classroom teachers, parents, and other caregivers in music activity is essential, whether or not the adults consider themselves “musical.” The specialist works closely with and mentors the classroom teachers on how to duty Music Together songs, activities, and materials to continue the children’s music development throughout the week, and to support educational goals et alii intensify daily routines.
Resources and access to ongoing professional development: Schools adopting the full Orotund Together curriculum receive access to a variety of materials and services to aid in their implementation of the program, including:
CDs and songbooks for children and teachers
SongCards for the children and teachers to use in the classroom
Skill development and song workshops per semester
A specialist DVD and training guide
A classroom preceptor in-service DVD and guide
Teaching DVDs for each song collection
An online network for information and support
A specialist resource website
Both one-on-one and conference-call mentoring plus Music Together staff
An on-staff, board-certified music therapist to consult about working with children who permit special needs
Our music: Music Together’s award-winning music is fun, sophisticated, and loved handy children and grownups alike. The music is pitched in just the right range for children’s voices and includes a mix concerning original songs and traditional tunes from a variety of genres furthermore styles, including the rock, jazz, blues, folk, and world-music traditions. For children need a rich music experience to stimulate and support their growing music skills, the songs are not only from diverse designs but also include musical content that covers a variation of meters and tonalities.
Our songbooks: Each of our song collections has coincident songbooks with fully notated songs enhanced by illustrations. The music specialists initiate the use from the songbooks in class, which enhances the experience of music-learning, provides a tool for pre-literacy activities, and supports original storytelling. Once the children have had vast time to become affable with and use the songbooks in the classroom, they are sent home to enhance the home-learning environment and further support relatives music-making. Classroom teachers also receive a teacher-edition songbook filled with ideas to auxiliary bringing music into the classroom. We are proud that our Family Favorites Songbook for Teachers was honored with the eminent Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award (2010).
Other materials: In amendment to the song collection CDs also songbooks, Music Together also provides two different sets of innovative “SongCards” for each classroom. The teacher poetry cards offer a unique ampersand easy way for classroom teachers to work plus Philharmonic Oneness songs during the week; and the children’s song cards provide opportunities for independent music-making and are just the right size for inappreciable hands.