Music Together is a movement and music approach to early childhood music education for infants, toddlers, preschools and kindergarten children, which is improved through playful activities in mixed-age classes.
Music Together is a research based music program conceived and developed in 1985 in order to assist families, caregivers and educators in stimulating and supporting a kid's musical environment. Basic music competence is developed through learning experiences rather than through structured musical learning concepts, which develops and nurtures musical growth. The experience therefore, is a fun, relaxed and exploratory time that can be continued in the home to enhance the natural development of each child. Family participation in spontaneous musical activity rather than traditional musical performance supports musical development in kids.
|Person||Carol M Jurs|
Carol M Jurs
Trained in 1999 at the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ. Carol Jurs is a registered Music Together® teacher with a Certification Level I. She became a certified Center Director in January 2002, and now teaches in all locations.
Performing since age 7 and vocal study since the age 10 assisted make music her life long love and passion. Certified in Music Education K-12, she holds a BA and an MA in vocal performance and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Music Education. She has performed extensively in Opera, Musical Theater, Oratorio and on the concert and recital stage. Carol has also took part in and been a finalist in many voice competitions in the Eastern United States.
In addition to teaching Music Together classes she now teaches general and vocal music at the Pre-K, Elementary and secondary grade levels. She also teaches voice privately and helps students develop all aspects of performing. Discovering Music Together opened up a whole new world for Carol bringing her love of children and her love of music together.
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Tuition involves two CDs, a songbook with activity suggestions for parents and Parent Education Materials (for new families) . The entire collection of Music Together songbooks and recordings will be finished after attending three years of 9, ten week long semesters.
Full payment is due with registration unless other arrangements have been made. Class materials will be distributed at the first class. A $25. 00 service fee will be charged for returned checks and cancellations.
Most classes are mixed-age groups for kids from birth to 5 years of age. Activities concentrate on the parent/child interaction thereby creating a family atmosphere. Siblings can attend together allowing each child to participate freely. Babies 8 months and younger are free with a registered sibling, and siblings over 8 months pay a reduced tuition.
Takes pieces of music and art and drama and bring them together in a 45 minute class. Children will be able to develop their imagination and creative skills and learn new stories and lessons by drawing, creating music or acting out different parts of favorite childhood books. Each class will involve different skills to bring the story to life. The kids will hear part of a story or a couple of pages then we will stop and bring what we read to life, using the different elements of the arts to do so, then we will go back in and see what is happening in the story. At the end of each class their will be a time to write or draw or say what each kid remembers of the story or what they believe the lesson is. A copy of the books being used will be given after to the parents so the fun can go on at home or the book read before class if you want to jump start their creativitity.