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New Songbook this Spring!
The Spring 2019 session starts Monday, April 1 and features the Tambourine Collection.


The new edition of the Tambourine family songbook series is debuting this spring! Each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim and children's book illustrator Gerald Kelley. The new book will inspire your family to play with music all week long. You'll find it helpful to learn the lyrics, as a jumping-off point for creative storytelling, and to learn more about the songs you're singing in class. Your child may enjoy snuggling with you and singing through the whole book at once—or opening to a page to tell you what song they want to sing!

The Spring 2019 session starts Monday, April 1 and features the Tambourine Collection! 

General registration for the Spring 2019 session will open March 1 at 7:00 AM. Preregistration for currently enrolled families is now open - check email for preregistration code. 

General registration for the Summer 2019 is 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