Music Together Curriculum

The Music Together® curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.

Music Together's twelve song collections—each identified by its own color, instrument name, and graphic—are presented in a three-year cycle of four terms per year. They are non-sequential, so families may join at any term and attend class for three full years before cycling back to re-experience the collections from their growing children’s ever-changing perspectives. Because music learning is cumulative, with children reaping developmental benefits that build over time, we encourage their participation for as many years as possible from infancy through kindergarten.

At DingDong we offer three terms a year: 
- Winter  (January-March)
- Spring  (April-July)
- Fall       (September-December)

Music Together CDs have outstanding arrangements that are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike. The music is pitched in just the right range for children's voices and includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs. All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for families with children of different ages.

Families receive a new CD each term, with a code to access and download the music on-line, along with an illustrated songbook full of music-making ideas. In addition, families new to the programme receive a parent guide DVD and booklet, "Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically" and a Growth Chart "Growing and Learning with Music Together."

Listen to some song samples: