Sunday, June 24, 2007

Music Together

Sofia and I have been attending Music Together classes since she was 14-months old and we lived in Salt Lake City. Portland has a huge program and shortly after we moved here we signed up for winter classes and haven't stopped attending since. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. The classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.

Our family highly recommends this program to anyone with young children. It's proven to be a wonderful bonding experience for Sofia and I and has largely contributed to her musical development. We've made delightful friends in class and Sofia always looks forward to attending. Here are some pictures from this year's class in Portland, Oregon:

Rhythm sticks are always a highlight. Sofia received some for Christmas two years ago and hasn't stopped playing with them especially when the music is on in her room.

Group dance and sing-a-long with Sofia's teacher, David, children, Luna and Lily, and Lily's mom, Elizabeth.

Playing the bell and learning what the "D" note sounds like.

Which instrument should I pick?

The drums, but of course!!

Mami and me having fun at Music Together. Check it out everybody!

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