MT Parent Info Docs

Music Together® Facebook Live

Thursday, September 17, 2 PM EDT
with Dr. Lili Levinowitz and Susan Darrow

Making music as a family brings you closer together and naturally supports your child’s development in so many ways. That’s why as a Music Together® licensee, we say Music Learning Supports All Learning®!

Social distancing and remote work and school mean that a lot of us are spending more time together at home these days, so you might be looking for new family activities that are easy and fun for everyone. (Bonus if they are also educational!)

Playing musically with your little ones checks all the boxes, and Music Together Worldwide is going live on Facebook to give you the know-how you need to make music a part of your day.

Join us live on the Music Together Worldwide Facebook Page (@musictogether) at 2 PM (EDT) on September 17, for a conversation with Dr. Lili Levinowitz, Music Together® Coauthor and Director of Research, and Susan Darrow, Music Together Worldwide CEO. Lili and Susan will talk about the impact of music on early childhood development. They will share lots of family music activities you can try at home to support your child’s learning — plus tips on how music can help YOU through pandemic parenting!

Register online for our New Music Together Online program by no later than March 31st, AND we’ll deduct $25 off the usual $196 tuition.

Register one or more siblings, and we’ll waive the sibling fee up front.  We’ll just ask you to pay a $15 sibling per class fee (guaranteed to save you dollars), if/when we resume to in-person

A savings of up to $146 !!

Registering after March 31st?  You can still save (just not quite as much).

For Registrations after March 31st, 2020:  With classes moving to interactive online for the foreseeable future (we’ll resume some classes in-person if/when public schools resume), we have reduced the sibling tuition rate to $20 !  (Yes, that is $20 for the session, not just one week.)  Please include all children (birth through age 5) who will participate on your registration form, with name and date of birth.

For those classes that might resume in-person, we will pro-rate for any siblings based on the number of weeks remaining in the session as of our in-person resume date.  No additional fees apply to first child.  The pro-rate per class sibling fee is $15 (same as before), but we’ll cap that rate at $60 maximum.   Because of in-person class maximums, we may not be able to accommodate additional siblings at a later date, unless they appear on the registration form when registering.

Register Today!

Music Together MaracasAsk your child to draw what they are singing about on the”Stick Tune” printable posted below.

Then, share a snap with Music Together worldwide on Instagram (@musictogetherworldwide) or Facebook (@musictogether) and use the hashtag #MTStickTune.

Share with Pakachoag too @pakmusic.ma (instagram).  You’ll need to post on the MT links above to qualify for the gift certificate.

Make sure your post/profile is public so MT Worldwide can find it! Have fun making up your own verses to this Music Together classic.

One lucky family from among the MT worldwide community posting will win a $50 gift certificate to use toward their MT class tuition.

Post by no later than 3/31/2020

Sticks Drawing Page Register Online

Pre-Schooler enjoys Music TogetherDo you have a baby, toddler or pre-schooler?  Come check out our Music Together program.  We’re offering a free demo class for families new to Pakachoag on

  • Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • at 10:30 am
  • at Emanuel Lutheran Worcester / Auburn.

Open slots are limited to 12 children so please email info@pakmusic.org to reserve your space.

Our teacher for this class is Brittany Stockwell.

Birth to age five are the formative developmental years for brain development and so much more.  Music Together classes develop skills for

  • language and literacy
  • fine and gross motor development
  • memory
  • pitch and rhythm
  • socializing

and so much more.

And did you know:  Music making is the ONLY activity which engages and lights up the full brain.  That is in part why Music Together is used around the world and why so many parents and grandparents enroll their children every session and every year during the formative birth to age five window.

Don’t forget to reserve your space.  Email info@pakmusic.org.

 

Supporting Preschoolers’ Social and Emotional Development Through Music and Movement Activities

Coming up on March 12, 2019, join Music Together National for a free edWebinar.

Healthy social-emotional skills in early childhood can have a profound impact on a child’s overall development and learning. In fact, many early childhood experts see positive social skills as the most important factor for school readiness and later school success. Developmentally appropriate, participatory, group and dyad music and movement activities have special characteristics that not only support young children as they develop socially and emotionally but also support group cohesion in the classroom.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz will introduce participants to the important dimensions of social and emotional development and demonstrate fun and accessible songs and other music activities that support a range of social and emotional skills, including self-regulation, self-confidence, leadership, social competence, and emotional intelligence. You’ll leave this edWebinar with a deeper understanding of the ways in which music can naturally support children’s social and emotional development in the preschool years!

This presentation will be of interest to educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. There will be time for questions after Dr. Levinowitz’s edWebinar.

You can register here, at edWeb.net

Register starting December 1st!  for classes in six location starting January.

The new edition of the Drum family songbook series is debuting this winter! Each song is brought to life through colorful and engaging illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Kim. 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!

About the Illustrator
Read more about Jaime Kim on her website: https://www.jaimekim.com.

Hello Music Together families!

 

* Due to the recent class cancellations, the following makeups are scheduled during February vacation week:

Tuesday, 2/20 at 9:30 in W Boylston

Wednesday, 2/21 at 9:30 and 10:30 in Auburn, and 9:30 in Sturbridge

Thursday, 2/22 at 9:30 in Auburn

Friday, 2/23 at 9:30 in Auburn

Saturday, 2/24 at 9:30 and 10:30 in Worcester

If your regularly scheduled class is listed, we ask that you attend that class. If you wish to attend a different class as a makeup, please call us at 508-791-8159 or email info@pakmusic.org to schedule.

 

* Pre-registration is now open for the spring session featuring the Triangle song collection!

Registration can be completed online or by the paper registration form distributed during class.

 

*This week’s take home flyer:

My Lady Wind

Enjoy your week!

Hello Music Together families!

We hope you are home, warm and snuggly, on this snowy day. In light of recent weather cancellations, makeup classes are scheduled for the following days (February vacation week):

Tuesday(2/20) in W Boylston

Wednesday (2/21) in Auburn and Sturbridge

Friday (2/23) in Auburn

If you are enrolled in any of these classes, please plan to attend. If you are enrolled in a different class, but wish to attend one of the above mentioned classes as a makeup, please reply to this email or call us at 508-791-8159.

 

As always, please enjoy this week’s take home flyer:

Alabama Gal

Hello Music Together families!

 

Even though we are still in the first half of the Bells session, we are ready to pre-register for the Spring session featuring the Triangle song collection! Registering early secures your spot in class and saves you $15.

Pre-registration begins February 1st and can be completed online or by completing the forms that will be distributed in class in the near future.

Please enjoy the take home flyer of the week – Celebration Song