What makes Music Together® different? Research. Music Together was first offered to the public in 1987 and pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum. Today classes are offered all over the world including a lab school in Princeton, New Jersey. Ongoing research at the lab school, as well as the research of others, continually informs Music Together’s work on program content and development, varied applications of the program, and teacher training. Everything we do in class has an educational purpose. Just ask one of our highly trained teachers. Go to Research and Articles to learn more.
Do you offer birthday parties? Yes, we do! ESWS Birthday Parties .
What kinds of programs do you offer? We have several different offerings for children of varying ages, from birth through seven years: Babies (under 8 months); Mixed Ages (birth - 4 yrs); 3s/4s (3 - 5 yrs); Rhythm Kids (5 - 7 yrs); and Guitar for Grown-ups (for parents and caregivers of registered students).
What is the tuition? Tuition varies for different programs and semesters (due to length). View our Registration Information page.
What is the refund policy? No tuition refunds are given after classes begin, although credit toward future classes may be issued in exceptional circumstances. A fee of $25.00 will be deducted if cancellation occurs prior to first class.
What is the make-up policy? Unlimited make-ups are allowed for each child and must be taken during the current semester. Make-ups cannot be carried forward to future semesters.
How do I schedule a make-up? Current families can schedule make-ups online by logging in on our website. Choose ‘Schedule Make-Up’ from the Enrolled Families menu and you'll see a variety of options. You can schedule makeups by day, location, teacher, etc. Once you've scheduled your makeup you will receive a confirmation email.
How do I create an account? Choose ‘Family Portal’ from the Enrolled Families menu. Click ‘Create an account’ under 'If you don't have an account' beside the username and password prompts. Follow instructions. Remember to add and save your child’s info!
I forgot my username and/or password. What do I do? Under the username and password prompts, click ‘Forgot your Password?’ and enter your email address and your information will be emailed to you. If you do not remember which email address you used, contact us.
How long are the classes? Family classes (Babies, Mixed-age, Generations, and Threes/Fours) are 45-minutes; Rhythm Kids and Guitar for Grown-ups classes are 60-minutes. All classes meet once a week.
How long are the semesters? We offer a 12-week fall semester, 10-week winter and spring semesters, and a 6-week summer session. Babies and Guitar for Grown-ups classes run for 8-10 weeks.
Can I switch classes mid-semester? Consistency is important for your child’s learning, so we ask that you try to settle into your class in the first few weeks of the semester as the integral musical community is beginning to form between families and your teacher. However, we understand that especially with young children, schedules change and nap times shift, etc. Therefore, we will do our best to accommodate your schedule and find a class that works for you and your child subject to availability. Contact us via phone at (212) 496-1242 or send us an email to discuss your situation.
What happens after we complete a semester? A different song collection is used each semester –there are nine different song collections- so when you re-register, you can look forward to expanding your repertoire with a variety of new songs and chants.
The curriculum is designed so that families can continue classes for three years before revisiting a song collection. In three years, you and your child will learn over 375 songs! If you do continue in the program beyond three years (and we hope you will), your child will experience his or her first song collections in a brand new way. Read more about the Music Together Curriculum .
I lost my CD or songbook. Can I order another one? Currently enrolled families in a Music Together class or preschool program may order replacement or extra copies of song collection CDs or songbooks by calling (800) 728-2692 x300
Can I buy a gift certificate? Yes! Contact us for details.
How do I redeem my gift certificate? Please contact the office to receive your code to register online: (212) 496-1242.