Music Along the Sound
Photos from our classes!

Making music with your child gives you the chance to be together in a special way

During the early years, it is extremely important that parents and caregivers be the ones who create a nurturing environment. Children are biologically "wired" to respond most to those with whom they have close bonds.

Music Together® classes help you build those bonds. Best of all, it's fun!

Infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers are receptive to new sounds, new tonalities, new rhythms!  And because we include such a variety of music in our classes, the children's musical vocabulary expands.  
 
The photos posted here were taken in our classes, with the teachers and families of Music Along the Sound.  Photos near the top are from our family classesScroll down to see photos from our intergenerational classes, hosted by the residents of assisted living centers.  Take a look.. enjoy!

Then visit one of our music classes for babies and toddlers in Westchester County! 

Music classes for babies and toddlers in Westchester County. 

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Children learn best by making music with the people they love.

 
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Toddlers can explore our instruments and the sounds they produce!

 
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How can I make a new sound with this stick and this castanet?!

 
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Families can find new ways to play their eggs together!

And we can make up new verses (about our family) to our songs!

 
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We can make drums and bells from so many things we find around the house!
Listen to the sounds they make!

 
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Wow! These wrist ribbons are fun to dance with!

 
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We're listening to the music while we roll our balls!

 
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I'm rolling the balls with my Mom and my cousin and my new friends!

 
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Jumping to the music is even more fun in front of the mirror at Danse Elite!

 
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Mom is my best dancing partner!

 
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We get to choose our favorite instrument for the Playalong.

Look at all these great instruments that our family can play together!

 
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Hmm!  I wonder what is the best way to play these finger cymbals!
When we watch the teacher, we get lots of ideas!

 
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Today there's nothing like a Jingle Bell for me!

 
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Jennifer can play the guitar for us and make funny faces at the same time!

 
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Mom is our most important teacher!
We like to do what she likes to do!

 
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Can you tell I'm playing my maraquitas to a song in Spanish ?

 
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I can play the maracas while I'm sitting or while I'm walking around the room!

 
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Marching and playing my finger cymbals is what I like best!
When I make music, I keep moving even if the rest of the class is sitting still!

 
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Nannies and mommies enjoy singing, playing, and dancing, too!
Children model what they see..

 
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If I really pay attention, I can do it just like the teacher!
Mom and Grandma are paying attention, too!

 
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Look at me making a new instrument with my finger cymbals and wood blocks!

 
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When the Parachute comes out, things can get pretty wild!

 
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I just LOVE my maraquitas!

 
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After class we get to strum Jean's guitar--gently!

 
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It's a first-class team of egg shakers at the Music Along the Sound display at the Larchmont Art Fair!

 
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Grandma and grandson are having a great time at the Music Together Playalong at the Larchmont Art Fair!  Making music brings together the generations, learning from each other!

 
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Jean couldn't resist adding this photo of her autumn garden! 

Love those dahlias that bloom until frost!

 
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Jean's daughter Meara played her cello for our lullaby one special day!

 
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Music Together families dance together early Saturday mornings.  What a great way to begin the weekend!


 
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Drums are wonderful to explore inside and outside!

 
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We all love it when Daddy comes to class!
And lots of dads love our early Saturday morning class!

 
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My family has all different kinds of instruments to play during the Playalong!

 
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The Saturday morning families really have their egg shaker act together!

 
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My brother and I love Saturday classBoth Mom and Dad play music with us!

 
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Wow! Do I ever like shaking these bells! They're easy and fun!

 
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Our first class at Willow Towers, in New Rochelle, was a Halloween Party. Some of us arrived in costume!


Now we hold weekly classes in the Cypress Room, and the residents sing and play along with us.

 
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The residents of Willow Towers rode along with us as we went "Drivin' in the Car" with Marnie!

 
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I open my mouth wide for Mom and also for my older friends at Willow Towers.

 
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Sometimes I ask an older woman to dance with me!

 
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We can spin under Mom's arms in an improvised dance.

 
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In our class at Willow Towers, we dance with our dynabands. Our elderly friends in the chairs do their best to move along with us!

 
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Wow!  I love dynabands!

 
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Mom and I ring our Jingle Bells together at Willow Towers.

 
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Our families at Willow Towers play the resonator bells together.  Baby sister plays the jingle bells!

 
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Mom and I have quite a selection of instruments to play together!

 
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 After class, we all like to watch the fish swimming in the tank at Willow Towers!

 
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On Halloween we enjoyed lifting the parachute to the music during another intergenerational class.

 
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Young and old were busy tapping their sticks to the music!

 
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Superman and Snow White were very interested in Marnie's autoharp!

 
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Marnie leads intergenerational Music Together each week at Meadowview at the Wartburg, a beautiful assisted living residence in Mount Vernon.

 
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Some children get to visit Grandma during Music Together class!  Others, who may have Grandparents who live far away, enjoy visiting substitute grandparents.

 
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This little boy came with Grandma to visit his Greatgrandmother!

 
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But everyone at Meadowview enjoys having the little children come to make Music Together each week.

 
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Sisters and brothers can make Music Together with Mom during a visit to Meadowview.


 
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Brothers and sisters can enjoy making music together in our classes!

 
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Playing the two-tone wood block is a challenge I enjoy, but my friend prefers the maracas today.

 
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We're all playing our drums, today!

 
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During the free dance, we get acquainted with the senior residents of Meadowview.

 
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At our new class at King Street Home, we play instruments with Mimi.

 
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We can make new friends in class, playing musical games together!

 
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After class, Mimi lets us strum her guitar!

 
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Music class is SO much fun!

 
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Jump into our Music Together classes.  You'll be glad you did!

 
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Music Together means a special time together!

We hope you can join us soon!