What is Sing A Song NJ, Music Together?
With every Music Together semester, you'll add to your growing collection of songs and rhythmic rhymes that you can share with your child, your family and your friends. Your child will have a breadth of music at their disposal, a repertoire that's distinguished by a full range of tonalities, meters and musical styles.
Because of this, your child will develop music skills that will serve them in any vocal or instrumental study they may choose when they are older. But most importantly, their love of music will be grounded in their confidence as a music-maker-being able to participate with joy and ease in music experiences for the rest of their lives.
For hundreds of thousands of families worldwide, Sing A Song NJ, Music Together is children and their grownups joyfully sharing songs, dance, rhymes, movement, and instrument play, both in music class and in their daily lives.
In addition to Sparta and the surrounding areas, Sing A Song NJ is a pioneer in Sussex County for early childhood music, movement education, and Music Together classes for children from birth through kindergarten, with parents and caregivers actively participating.
All children are sounders and movers, and their natural aptitude for music blossoms in a sufficiently rich music environment. In fact, when given a supportive music environment, children learn to sing and dance as naturally as they learn to walk and talk.
•Each weekly class offers a dozen songs and rhythmic rhymes; including finger plays, small and large movement activities, dance and instrument play.
•Children and their adults have opportunities to create and improvise making up new words to songs, offering movement ideas, making silly sounds, and sharing musical ideas from the family's play at home.
•The relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented classroom setting respects and supports the unique learning styles, developmental levels, and temperaments of all participants, creating a strong sense of community.
•Sussex County NJ Families receive a new professionally recorded CD each semester along with an illustrated songbook filled with music-making ideas for spontaneous music play beyond the weekly classes, a quarterly e-newsletter and an access code to download or stream the music and enjoy the Family Music Zone, where you can find videos, coloring sheets and more! Music Together's nine song collections—each identified by its own color, instrument name, and graphic—are presented in a three-year cycle of three semesters per year. They are non-sequential, so families may join at any semester and attend class for three full years before cycling back to re-experience the collections from their growing children’s ever-changing perspectives. Because music learning is cumulative, with children reaping developmental benefits that build over time, we encourage their participation for as many years as possible from infancy through kindergarten.
Music Learning Supports All Learning®
Wiggling, singing, dancing and laughing with your child is so much fun. It is easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Our music for kids classes has a research-based curriculum that not only develops music skills but nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Because these benefits build over time, kids enjoy the fullest growth in each of these areas when they participate as consistently as possible up through kindergarten.
Your Role Is Essential
Young children learn through play, experimentation, watching and listening to the grownups they love. Setting an example as an enthusiastic participant in our Music Together® Class activities is the best thing any parent or caregiver can do to help set a child on the road to a lifelong love of music.
Parents do not need to have music skills. They just need a desire to play and have fun with their children! Our teachers are specially trained to create a safe atmosphere so you can happily join in, experiment, even get silly and feel closer to your child while doing so.