Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coming to Mountaindale This April...Music Together for Children 0-5 Years Old

Help Children Grow Musically

Maybe you’ve heard about a wonderful music class truly making a difference in young children’s lives? It’s called Music Together and across the country, children are participating in these specially-designed programs as not only a fun, group activity, but an ideal setting for them to “start the music” and cultivate an appreciation for the arts.

Music Together is backed by years of research and utilizes a definitive curriculum rooted in childhood development and education. Music is a tremendous power, early in life, to support the developing child in all capacities. It forges unique connections in the brain, integrating mind, body and emotions. It enhances a child's language, cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Simply put, Music Together is a unique program that taps into these musical instincts through specially-composed music, easy to use instruments and above all instructor/parent involvement.

The program planned for Mountaindale will bring together children ages 0-5 and their parent(s) for a 45-minute class for 10 consecutive weeks, starting in April 2011. Children will learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate with confidence in the music of our culture. Combining a specially-prepared book and CD, numerous instruments as well as a trained instructor, Music Together programs introduce children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it. Each 10-week semester features new music and materials so children can enjoy the program year-round.

Tanya Cohen of The Janice Center will be teaching the class at Mountaindale. She is the only certified Music Together instructor in Sullivan County and has introduced more than 500 young children to Music Together since starting the program three years ago at her Jeffersonville facility. Perhaps one parent described the program best:

“The Music Together program is making more of a positive impact on my child’s life than any other activity or program she participates in. It’s truly a wonderful class.”

For more information about "Music Together" in Mountaindale, please call The Janice Center at 845-482-3324

Make music an exciting part of your child’s life!

• Children ages birth through pre-k meet for 45 minutes each week to experience new songs, chants, movement activities and instrumental jam sessions.

• Children sit in a circle and participate, led by outstanding, trained teachers with early childhood and musical skills.

• Children create and play – making up rhythm patterns or new words to songs, or movements to express a sound.

• Children love making music!

FREE DEMO CLASS @ 62 Main St. (Mountaindale) Monday, March 28 5:15-6 p.m.

Call 845-482-3324 for more information or to register. Help Your Child Grow Musically!