All children are born with the potential to enjoy music-making throughout life, but it is their experience during early childhood that can determine whether they take advantage of this natural ability. Would you like to have musical fun with your child while giving them the gift of musical expression and enjoyment for a lifetime? Come join us for a relaxed and inspiring time making friends...making music!
We offer Mixed-Age Classes (birth-age 5) and Babies Only Classes (birth-8 months) classes for children and their caregivers in Austin, Cedar Park, Brushy Creek, Round Rock, Bee Cave, Steiner Ranch, and Oak Hill. The whole family is welcome! Find out more about our schedule of classes, sample classes, locations, teachers, registration, and more.
In addition to the instant enjoyment and bonding that occurs in each class, Music Forever Music Together will help your child develop the basic musical skills needed to enjoy a life of social music-making, family music-making, and to study or teach themselves an instrument should he or she ever choose to do so. In our classes you'll wiggle, giggle and bond with your child as you make music together, and will leave confident in your ability to continue the experience at home.
Lifelong educator and internationally-performing musician Michael Shay began offering Music Together® classes in his hometown of Austin in 2006. Understanding how integral the first years are to our musical development, Michael decided that this internationally recognized, research-based curriculum for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the adults that love them was the best way to offer whole families a chance to enjoy their natural birthright as musical beings. Now, after ten years serving thousands of families with a unique and inspired team of teachers, Music Forever has seven locations, offering classes that are fun, deeply inclusive to all learning styles, and mindful of the role that social music-making has played for children, families, friendships, and communities throughout history.
Listen to Our Songs!
Each of Music Together’s nine song collections contains twenty-five songs, both new arrangements of traditional favorites and original compositions, with influences from the folk, jazz, and world-music traditions. Our songs are unique, not only for their wide variety of tonalities and meters, but also for their outstanding musical arrangements - which appeal to both children and their grownups!
Listen to a few samples of some classic Music Together songs:
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Watch a Video of a Typical Family Class!
Our mixed-age classes are for children from birth through the age of 5 and follow the recommendations of child development researchers — grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Enjoy more great videos here, including parent testimonials.
Read a few articles about the research-based Music Together curriculum and how it supports all learning!
Music Together as a Research-Based Program
The importance of Music in Early Childhood
Early Childhood Music Education in the New Millennium
Music Forever Music Together is a breastfeeding-friendly