Yes, 25 years have passed since the first Music Together class was offered, and to celebrate this milestone, Music Together is presenting three 25th Anniversary Concerts, two in Long Island and one at our Mamas Expo in Queens. Along with Music Together teachers, the Long Island Concerts will feature a special guest, Uncle Gerry; additionally, the ticket proceeds from these two concerts will go toward rebuilding Long Beach schools that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, particularly the West School.
So, what is Music Together? In short, it’s an inter-active, energetic, exploratory music class that offers parents and children the opportunity to experience music in a vibrant and meaningful way. It is the brainchild of a Kenneth K. Guilmartin, who observed that most children had a passive and lifeless relationship with music, so Mr. Guilmartin set out to create a program where children would no longer be passive listeners of music, but rather active participants. Within two years, Kenneth had partnered with Lilli Levinowitz, an experienced researcher and fellow advocate for non-traditional music experiences for very young children, and magic happened: Music Together was born.
Music Together offers classes to children from birth through age seven. At its core, Music Together aspires to bring adults and children together to share rhymes, song, movement, and instrument play not only in music class but also in everyday life—by incorporating music into everyday life, children strengthen their math, linguistic, special, and interpersonal intelligence. The curriculum is varied, including a mix of original and traditional songs from folk, jazz, and world traditions; the multi-traditional curriculum allows children to experience different tones, meters, and musical styles, leading to a deep and profound experience that will impact their overall sense of self and being.
Music Together is in over 2000 communities in the United States and 40 other countries around the world, and brings music to families, schools, and children who are at-risk or who have special needs. For more information, please visit our website, or come join us at one of our concerts:
CONCERT DATES AND INFORMATION:
Long Island Concerts:
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Hall, 38 West First Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Central Synagogue of Nassau County, 430 DeMott Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
For information on ticket sales and prices for the Long Island Concert, please click here.
Queens Concert: Mamas Expo
Saturday, May 5, 2013
At the Mamas Expo at the NYSCI, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing, New York, 11368
We hope to see (and hear) you there.