Welcome to First Notes! 

 

What We Believe 

  • All children are musical.
  • All children can achieve basic music competence - they can learn to move their bodies accurately to the beat and can sing in tune - with enough experience in the early years. 
  • Parents and primary caregivers are essential in the musical growth of children, regardless of the musical achievements of the adults.
  • Children learn best in a playful, developmentally appropriate setting, without performance expectations.
  • Music is a fun, meaningful, and essential life skill.     

What This Looks Like in Class 

  • Classes meet once a week (10 week sessions, except for the 6 week summer session) for 45 minutes a class, with 6 to 12 children and their parents/caregivers.
  • Everybody sings! The Music Together® teacher acts as a guide to help parents and primary caregivers to create a fun model for making music as a family. 
  • Everybody dances! We love dancing all around the room - sometimes in a more planned way, often just moving freely through space, dancing to music with the people we love.
  • Everybody plays! We use rhythm instruments, scarves, shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, and other instruments/props several times each class, maintaining a fun, playful environment that encourages involvement, and exploration.
  • Every registered family receives a songbook, CD, and a code to access the Family Music Zone at www.musictogether.com. There are nine song collections that rotate over three years, and three summer collections.
See Parts of a Class and Hear What Parents Say

 

 


Latest News

Jul 13, 2016
Registration for Fall 2016
Fall classes will start on September 7, 2016.

Preregistration for fall 2016 classes is now open for families returning from the Spring 2016 session. Spring families should check their email for the preregistration code.

General registration will open on August 1 at 7:00 AM for all other families.

More news...

Contact Us

  

 

 412.860.9254

 PO Box 90004 Pittsburgh PA 15224

karen@mtfirstnotes.com