On our weekly Saturday morning trip to Trader Joe’s, we were puzzled by the number of random people bopping down the aisles and singing songs in harmony with their children. Our first thought was, “This has got to be one of those flash mob stunts.” A more plausible explanation?
They had just come from a Music Together class. Music Together’s curriculum is research-based and developmentally correct—in fact, they pioneered the concept of early-childhood music education back in the ’80s. Caregiver participation is essential to the program, because kids learn best from a loving role model. The result is profound: Families who make music together are less likely to be satisfied just passively receiving it from CDs or TV. Each 45-minute class teaches rhythm and pitch through live music, sing-alongs, movement, instrument play, and props. Today’s offer gets you 10 weekly classes at Music Together (three OC locations!), for newborns up to age 5.
Music Together teacher, Miss Elena Salisbury, holds a Master's Degree in Music from Russian Conservatory and has been teaching young students for over 15 years.
SV Music Together - The Spoken Word Church
30152 Avenida de las Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
SV Music Together - Ladera, Avendale
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
SV Music Together - Glenwood Rec Center
Center located in between Glenwood and Aliso Viejo Pkwy
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656