All children are musical at birth and can respond to music around them.
Sponsored by Music Together
Music Together® is an internationally recognized, developmentally appropriate early childhood music and movement program for children birth through age seven. First offered to the public in 1987, the Music Together curriculum, coauthored by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Dr. Lili Levinowitz, is based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, move with accurate rhythm, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Music Together offers programs for families, schools, at-risk populations, and children with special needs, in over 2,500 communities in 41 countries around the world. The company is passionately committed to bringing children and their caregivers closer through shared music-making and helping people discover the joy—and educational value—of early music experiences. More at www.musictogether.com and www.facebook.com/musictogether.
Music Together CEO Susan Darrow, who began her career as a parent educator and preschool teacher, started teaching Music Together classes at a parent resource center in Montclair, NJ, in the early 1990s. In 1996, she opened her own business, Music Together of Montclair, where she led a staff of 12 teachers and offered classes to over 1000 families each year. In 1998, Darrow expanded her role at Music Together, joining corporate operations as an educational workshop leader and teacher trainer. In her tenure as a teacher trainer, Darrow trained thousands of new Music Together teachers worldwide. In 2008, she became the company’s first Director of Educational Services, where she was responsible for key areas instrumental to Music Together’s growth. Among her accomplishments, she built and expanded the infrastructure for training, support, and continuing education for the more than 2,500 Music Together teachers who lead classes at licensed locations around the globe. She also led the development of two new programs, Music Together Within Therapy® (2011) and a revision of the Music Together® Babies curriculum (2012), and was instrumental in leading the company to open centers in China, Taiwan, and Australia.