Music Together teacher training workshop offered at college March 1-3

Music Together®, the national early childhood music and movement program, is offering a three-day Teacher Training Workshop at Goshen College on March 1-3. The teacher training is open to anyone desiring an overview of music development, including parents, university faculty, students and preschool directors or teachers. Workshop participants will learn Music Together’s research-based approach to teaching music and movement to children ages birth through kindergarten.

Participants who successfully complete the training will be eligible to teach Music Together parent-child or preschool classes. The flexibility of challenging part-time work with young children and parents appeals to musicians, actors, dancers, parents and educators. A formal academic degree is not required. Included in the workshop on each day will be live early childhood music demonstration classes, teaching children and their parents using the Music Together curriculum.

The cost of the three-day workshop is $475, or $425 if registration is completed by Feb. 1. Graduate Credits, CMTE Credits, and CEUs are available for completion of the teacher training. For additional information about the workshop or to register, visit the Music Together website, or contact Lisa Chouteau at (800) 728-2692 x329 or lchouteau@musictogether.com.

Since 1987, Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Founder/Director of Music Together LLC and coauthor of  Music Together, has been a pioneer in teaching parents and caregivers how to nurture their children’s musical growth. Recent research shows that children’s innate ability to make music is strongly supported as children observe the adults with whom they have an emotional bond actively engaging in making music. This is possible regardless of the adult’s own musical ability. Music making is fun and engaging for children, parents and teachers, and contributes to the development of language and other intelligences, including spatial and mathematical.

The Music Together approach to early childhood music is taught worldwide at more than 50 teacher trainings per year. Licensed Music Together teachers currently teach children in parent-child and preschool classes in approximately 2,000 communities in 49 states and over 20 foreign countries. In addition, many teachers trained by Music Together apply the curriculum and philosophy in preschools and childcare centers. For more information, visit www.musictogether.com.

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