Brought to Charlotte by a couple of musical moms (Carrie and Phyllis) passionate about passing along their families' tradition of music making, the Music Together program started in the Charlotte area in 2000. Since the early days, our center has grown and grown, from one location to nine, from one teacher to up to thirteen.
Charlotte families of young children have been drawn to the program for lots of reasons, the same that attracted those first two moms years ago: good music, like-minded people, a desire to pass on and foster a love of music in their own children, an opportunity to connect with their children and other families, the experience of making music, reconnecting with their own innate musicality, remembering the fun and joy of community singing and dancing, and most importantly, having uninterrupted and focused fun with their kids for 45 minutes, once a week.
It is the sincere desire of Music Together of Charlotte for every family to bring the joy of singing, dancing and inventing music into their own home. Our goal is to be the model and facilitator to lead families in this direction.
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.
How is this possible? Children learn differently than adults. They learn instinctively and constantly. They teach themselves through imitation and play, through being immersed in their environment, and through every interaction with adults and older children. The family-like setting of Music Together's mixed-age classes enables siblings to attend together, creating an ideal learning environment where infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can freely participate at their own levels.
Wiggling, singing, and laughing with your child is so much fun—it’s easy to forget how much learning is taking place! Our research-based curriculum not only develops music skills, it nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Because these benefits build over time, children enjoy the fullest growth in each of these areas when they participate as consistently as possible up through kindergarten.
Young children learn through play and experimentation and by watching and listening to the grownups they love. Setting an example as an enthusiastic participator in music 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 don't 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, or even get silly—and feel closer to your child while doing so.