There are a lot of early childhood music programs, and if you're not an expert, you might have a hard time deciding which is the right program for your child. Here's what makes us stand out:
Quality of the music
Simply put, the music is amazing! Music Together® songs and CDs (included with your tuition) have won multiple awards and are universally recognized for their quality. The songs are great fun to sing and play along to, and they’re selected to help children experience a variety of musical styles, tonalities and meters. The CDs feature professional musicians jamming on real acoustic instruments—so you can listen to the songs as many times as your child wants without feeling like your own sanity is being compromised. And with a new song collection featured every ten weeks, you get new songs to enjoy with every new semester. Click here to listen to our songs.
Research based curriculum, qualified teachers
The Music Together program is not just fun, but a complete, developmentally appropriate curriculum based on decades of research into how children learn music. Unlike many other early music programs, all Music Together teachers must complete an intensive three-day workshop and pass a live audition demonstrating their musical ability and group-leading skills. Additionally, our teachers apprentice with a seasoned teacher before teaching independently. Our teachers regularly participate in continuing education workshops to learn new skills and maintain relationships with musical mentors.
Parent involvement and family fun
Class is just the beginning. As much as children enjoy the classes, a big part of our mission is to give parents the tools and confidence to enjoy sharing music making at home with their children—after all, that’s where most of the learning really takes place. We help you learn fun ways to interact musically with your child, and learn how to recognize your child’s musical development milestones.
Music Together classes teach children basic music skills, but they’re designed to be fun for grownups too. You don’t have to be musically skilled to enjoy the classes. Since all learning styles and development speeds are respected—and celebrated!—children feel safe and confident in gaining music skills. There’s no “wrong” way to enjoy the music.
A song in every child's heart!
We believe that music is a tool for harmony in life as well as in sound. Children (and adults) who have music in their hearts are able to express themselves more completely, to understand themselves more deeply, and to connect with other people through a shared music experience. We see this happen in our classes, and we're delighted. We believe in changing the world, one song at a time!
We invite you to visit a class, and see for yourself how Heartland Music Together can enrich your family’s life!