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Welcome to First Notes! 

 

General registration for the Spring Session, featuring the Maracas Collection, is now open!

 

 

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

 

                                                              

 

 

Contact Us

  

 

First Notes
Karen Sloneker, Director and Certified Music Together Teacher
216 Amber Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

412.860.9254
karen@mtfirstnotes.com