The Center for Young Musicians
The Center for Young Musicians (CYM) is a division of New Song School of the Arts established to provide age-appropriate musical education for children birth – 5 years.
CYM Mission Statement
To use music education as a powerful tool to develop the minds of tomorrow’s leaders.
CYM Vision Statement
Believing that through the influence of music, we will open pathways and channels of learning in young minds. These minds will be challenged and strengthened by the vehicle of music at this crucial developmental stage.
We are passionate about music education at NSSOTA and we are fully confident that the enrichment gained through this fun and interactive program will position your child on a path to reaching their fullest potential academically, socially, and their overall being.
What CYM Offers:
Our Music Together classes are playful, rich, and engaging. Music Together helps children of all ages—babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids—discover their inner music-maker by playing with the grownups they love. Our kids’ music and movement classes also offer other important benefits. It turns out that music for children also supports overall early childhood development.
Your life as a parent can sometimes feel like a laundry list of tasks—feeding, wiping, cleaning, bathing—with periodic breaks to grab a fistful of snack crackers and wipe the spit-up off your shirt. You could probably be more organized. Or devote yourself to decluttering. But in our view, what you really need is some fun, so let’s do this together!
The Benefits of our Music Together classes for your child:
Music has a magical effect on children. Both energizing and combing, music enhances emotional bonding and makes for smoother developmental transitions. The saying goes, “music hath charms to soothe the savage beast”. Most parents and teachers realize the benefits of singing to their children. Whether it be trying to get your little one to sing the happy birthday song while they brush their teeth, or a kindergarten teacher creating a tune to help a child remember concepts…. MUSIC WORKS!! It makes life feel easier.
As it turns out, a “musical day” is a “learning-filled” day.
- Cultivate a love for music
- Building a foundation for music learning
- Makes unique connections in the brain supporting language, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
- Learn to sing in tune
- Understand, feel, and count rhythm
- Nurture self expression
- Foster creativity
Your baby is a natural born music maker – cooing when you sing a nursery rhyme or wiggling when you dance to your favorite song. Even little babies are alert to musical sound and respond to melody and rhythm. In one of our Babies or Mixed Age classes, you will learn the musical ways to interact and bond with your baby, support their brain development, and nurture their inner musician.
Mixed-Age Music Classes for Children
(Babies through 5 years)
The cornerstone of the Music Together program is our mixed-age music class, for children from birth through age five – and the grown-ups who love them! Gathering babies, toddlers, and preschoolers together makes each class of fun for all. There are lots of group activities for kids out there, but Music Together offers a true family music class for the youngest infant to the oldest great-grandparent, and everyone in between.
Imagine an extended family with a half dozen or more kids and a bunch of caring adults, and you’ll get the idea! Each week a trained music together teacher leads the class in singing, dancing, and playing songs that range from tender lullabies to boisterous jams using child – friendly percussion instruments. Our award-winning music, illustrated songbook, and other print and online resources will help you continue the music – making fun at home and nurture your child musical growth – even if you don’t think of yourself as a great singer or dancer. Like parenting, making music requires no previous experience or expertise, just a willingness to get down on the floor and get silly with your child.
The Rationale for Mixed – Age Classes:
Music Together was the first early childhood music program to offer music classes for mixed ages. Child development researchers have known for a long time that the natural family style environment of mixed age classes is the best way for young children to learn. In our experience, it works! In Mixed -Age classes, the older children love to show what they know and the younger ones love to watch and imitate. The relaxed, no pressure environment let’s all kids learn at their own pace.