Our Song Collections

With twelve song collections rotated over three years, you and your child can build a large, varied repertoire of songs in different tonalities and meters, and from different cultural origins.

   Our Music Together   collections are not sequential, so a family can begin classes at any time with any collection. Enrolled families take home a beautifully illustrated songbook, a CD, and a unique download code to access the music (plus bonus activities) digitally each session. 

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   The music is pitched in just the right range for children’s voices and includes songs, rhythmic chants, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs, all in a rich variety of tonalities and meters. Original songs and arrangements by the program coauthors make these collections especially unique.

   Each of the twelve Music Together Song Collections also includes traditional American folk songs and chants, and music from many other cultures, always including at least one song per collection in a language other than English. Outstanding instrumentalists play a variety of instruments, such as guitar, bass, flute, violin, keyboards, and percussion. All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups; perfect for families with children of different ages.

   Music Together’s song collections are research-based and artistically conceived and produced. They are also classroom- and family-tested. Since 1987, the feedback of hundreds of teachers and thousands of families has been incorporated into these constantly evolving materials.

   Music Together songs are very thoughtfully chosen. Music Together is first and foremost a music education program, and this drives all of our decisions in song selection. Songs are chosen for the Music Together curriculum based primarily on two factors: (1) the song's educational value for the young child's musical growth, and (2) the song's effectiveness for family music-making. We are also committed to producing ethical and respectful representations of songs. Read here about our Song Advisory Board, and the work that is done to ensure the highest quality of music for your child.

   The music that we teach young children matters. Children develop deep, sometimes lifelong attachments to the songs they learn early in their lives. Thus, the responsibility of including or omitting songs in our curriculum is something that Music Together takes seriously. 

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COMING UP IN 2022 Term 2!

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Rhythm Kids*

will be using

Toucan Collection

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Mixed Age and Babies Only will be using

Tambourine Collection

Mixed Age and Babies Only classes are using Tambourine Collection the second term of 2022. You and your baby, toddler, or preschooler will  learn twenty-five Music Together songs and activities you can recreate at home. You'll twirl with the “Merry-Go-Round,” circle up with the “Old Brass Wagon,” see what’s in the old oak tree with the “One Little Owl,” and tiptoe with “Betty Martin.” Besides these old favorites, Tambourine Collection has a few all-new recordings, including our first French-Canadian folk song, “V‘là l‘bon vent.” In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes materials for you to use at home and a family newsletter full of resources and music-making ideas, as well as online access to the curriculum through the Hello Everybody app. Join us for 2022 Term 2: Tambourine Collection, and fill your family's days with music, and fun!

*Rhythm Kids classes use different song collections; each one is named for an animal. Coming up...Toucan! Rhythm Kids learn to drum, sing, move to new rhythms, work in ensembles, conduct, improvise, and play dynamic music games! In the Toucan Collection, we’ll explore the Toucan Rhythm featuring drumming patterns from Brazil, as heard on “In Rio.” Children will discover the fun of Samba music and dancing with the song “Sambalale”—and even learn to sing a verse in Portuguese! We’ll sing and move to “Wang Boto e Kong,” a beautiful song about a boat from Suriname. And, of course, we will sing, hop, and fly like Toucans over the rainforests of South America as we sing and drum along to “Two Toucans.” All 22 song selections have been chosen and arranged specifically to support your child's music development.

Our family songbook series for Mixed Age, Generations, and Babies Only classes brings each song to life through colorful, engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim and children's book illustrator Gerald Kelley.

The books will inspire your family to play with music all week long.

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Music Together provides music that inspires the whole family to

listen and play along, both at home and on the go.

The award-winning music is truly loved by children and grownups alike.