First Notes

Nov 02, 2015
Families Needed for Demos
Music Together co-author Lili Levinowitz will lead a Music Together teacher training in Pittsburgh on February 5 - 7, 2016,, and we families are needed for free demonstration classes at 11 AM each day of the training. To register for one of these free classes, click on the "register" tab and choose "free demonstration class" as the class type. You do not need to be currently enrolled to participate.

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Welcome to First Notes!


What We Believe 

  • All children are musical.
  • All children can achieve basic music competence - they can learn to move their bodies accurately to the beat and can sing in tune - with enough experience in the early years. 
  • Parents and primary caregivers are essential in the musical growth of children, regardless of the musical achievements of the adults.
  • Children learn best in a playful, developmentally appropriate setting, without performance expectations.
  • Music is a fun, meaningful, and essential life skill.     

What This Looks Like in Class 

  • Classes meet once a week (10 week sessions, except for the 6 week summer session) for 45 minutes a class, with 6 to 12 children and their parents/caregivers.
  • Everybody sings! The Music Together® teacher acts as a guide to help parents and primary caregivers to create a fun model for making music as a family. 
  • Everybody dances! We love dancing all around the room - sometimes in a more planned way, often just moving freely through space, dancing to music with the people we love.
  • Everybody plays! We use rhythm instruments, scarves, shaker eggs, rhythm sticks, and other instruments/props several times each class, maintaining a fun, playful environment that encourages involvement, and exploration.
  • Every registered family receives a songbook, CD, and a code to access the Family Music Zone at There are nine song collections that rotate over three years, and three summer collections.
See Parts of a Class and Hear What Parents Say






 PO Box 90004 Pittsburgh PA 15224