Music Together® began in 1987 as an educational project of the Center for Music and Young Children of Princeton, NJ. The program, which is designed for children birth (yes, birth!) to five years, is based on the knowledge that all children are musical and have the same innate ability to learn music as they do language. At Music Together we believe that music ability is as much a basic life skill as walking and talking and that all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with pleasure and confidence in the music of their culture. We nurture the child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement as we sing, dance, chant, and play instruments in an informal setting that will enrich their musical environment and guide them towards a lifetime of music making enjoyment.
Little Tots Music Together opened doors to families in Leesburg, VA just shortly after Teresa Smith had her first baby. She was a K-6 General music teacher in Fairfax County and wanted to stay home with her children while pursuing her dream of owning her own business. Little Tots has primarily grown by word of mouth recommendations and referrals. We have grown from one location in downtown Leesburg to multiple locations all throughout Loudoun County from Purcellville to Sterling.
We continue to thrive and expand our program today with parent/child, babies, preschool, Rhythm Kids® and Generations classes in Loudoun County, ever expanding our community of music-makers while maintaining our heart and commitment to our mission. The joy of bringing music into the lives of young children carries us forward in each of our classes and the beauty of seeing a parent or caregiver rediscover and nurture their own innate musicality is a precious reward all its own. Once recognized solely in the New Jersey area as a research-based, grassroots music program for young children and their parents and caregivers, Music Together is now experienced by families across the globe, in over 44 countries and thousands of communities.