Music Together, an internationally recognized music program for children ages 0-7, was first offered to the public in 1987. It offers research-based music education and outreach programs to redefine what “musical” means. The Music Together philosophy is based on the idea that young children learn best from the powerful role models of their parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together in the musical environment of the classroom, and facilitates family participation in spontaneous musical activity throughout their daily lives. This focus on creating musical experiences encourages family bonding as children learn to make their own music through hands-on, face-to-face, voice-to-voice interactions with the adults who are most important to them.
Music is a universal language. It transcends boundaries and reaches beyond culture to touch the depths of our souls, express our common emotions, and inspire us all. Now serving 2,500 communities in over 40 countries, Music Together connects families and communities across the globe as they express and explore our basic human instinct for making music.
However, there are many families who would love to have the opportunity to grow both musically, as well as closer as a family, through the Music Together experience, but are unable to do so due to financial constraints, or lack of programs in their communities. The Zaido Foundation, along with Karen Hamlin, the director of the local Music Together chapter in the sound shore towns of Westchester, NY, Sounds Good Westchester, is working to provide musical opportunities to local families through scholarships. Zaid loved and benefited so much from his Music Together classes, and it is our hope that we can help more children discover their own voice and personality through musical expression, just as Zaid did.