Heartland Music Together was licensed in the fall of 2004, and we sounded our first notes as a class with six fearless families in a tiny classroom. These families told their friends, and we started to grow. We are very proud that half of our families still come to us because of a friend’s recommendation!
Since our humble beginnings, Heartland Music Together has grown to a staff of teachers leading numerous classes in multiple locations around Louisville. More than 1000 families have joined us since we started, and many families return for years with their second and third children. What fun!
We hear from our "graduated" families all the time. Parents tell us their children are now in school or church choirs, and even music theater. Many of our graduates are now happily playing instruments, and amazing their teachers with their musical skills. We hear how children sing all the time at home, using Music Together® songs to express their feelings and thoughts—and even more wonderfully, they’re comfortable making up their own songs. They’ve learned at a deep level how to use the language of music to express themselves.
Parents also tell us their children's class experience helped them become comfortable in group settings with children and adults of all ages, revel in their creativity, and discover new ideas to share and appreciate. This is an excellent preparation for formal education—and, indeed, all of life!
It’s not just the children reaping the benefits of our classes. Parents have told us how our classes have helped them reclaim their own singing voices, and reconnect with their children in new ways. We’ve seen a number of friendships blossom, kindled by this wonderful shared experience.
"We have had such a WONDERFUL time this semester, and are really looking forward to the winter session. I love being able to share these experiences with my kiddos, and find it really therapeutic myself. It can change my whole mood and outlook on the day. Thanks for the wonderful work you do!" - Caleb and Emily's mom