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Every child LOVES Music Together®!



During the early years, it is extremely important that parents and caregivers be the ones who create a nurturing environment. Children are biologically "wired" to respond most to those with whom they have close bonds. Music Together classes help you build that bond. Best of all, it's fun!

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Photos by John Lewiecki of The Painted Turtle Photography



John Lewiecki of The Painted Turtle specializes in candid portrait photography, striving to capture the unique spirit of each individual. John is a Hingham native who has turned his life-long passion of photography into a full-time profession. He and his wife, Libby, founded The Painted Turtle, Photography by John Lewiecki, naming the company after their pet painted turtle, Mike.

John’s work has been displayed at The Clemens Gallery at the Hingham Public Library, South Shore Natural Science Center, Quincy City Hall, Hull’s Studio on the Beach, Brewed Awakenings, and other local venues, as well as numerous shows and events.

 
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Contest wins include Linden Ponds “Natural Beauty of Hingham” contest, 2003; Kidding Around magazine cover photo contest, 2003; and Hingham Rotary Club phone book cover contest, 2006.

The Painted Turtle has been selected as the photographer of choice for the Harbor Watch Inn in Onset, MA, and is published in Bride and Groom Magazine.

John enjoys the use of professional digital equipment which provides total control and top quality.

For more information visit web site: www.thepaintedturtlephotography.com.

 
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PARTICIPATION!
Natalie learns from her mother's model and genuine sense of fun.

 
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MOVEMENT: Music and movement are inextricable. Tessa practices her new walking skills, adding a clap or two along the way!

 
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EXPLORING BEATS ON THE DRUM...

 
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FUN!
In our 3-5s class, we like to take turns making musical choices and sharing ideas.

 
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INSTRUMENT PLAY!

 
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Mei explores a smooth, legato texture with the stretchy bands.

 
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BABIES LOVE TO DRUM TOO!

 
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THE MUSIC TOGETHER SONGBOOKS...Each semester each family receives a songbook as well as two cds to bring home. Children in our 3-5s classes love to identify the songs based on pictures, and will often audiate that song and sing it for their class!

 
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PARENT CHILD CONNECTION: Music has a powerful way of creating a sense of intimate connection.

 
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What is more ENGAGING then singing, moving, and playing? Music has distinctive integrative capacities.

 
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DIFFERENT SOUNDS AND TEXTURES OF DIFFERENT INSTUMENTS delight the young listener.

 
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YOUNGER SIBLINGS ALWAYS WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION!
Little Megan has been coming to class in her carseat since she was no less than a month old. Pretty soon, she was dancing and kicking in her seat to the amazement of everyone, and now she insists on being at the helm of the action.

 
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COORDINATION
Matthew came to his first Music Class while in utero, and now he has mastered class activities, including rhythmic ball rolling to friends. The act of feeling the down beat and rolling back and forth is quite sophisticated for a young child.

 
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PARENTS MODEL AND SO DO BIG SISTERS!
Big sister Rachel likes to visit from time to time. Because she has been coming since she was an infant, Rachel has a thing or two to show her younger brother Isiah!

 
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Balls are always a highlight of the semester! Emma prepares to roll the ball to her mom....

 
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MUSIC IS ENGAGING EVEN WITHOUT ALL THE STUFF!!! We also have fun quite a bit of fun without instruments and props, just singing and dancing with our inborn instruments - body and voice.

 
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Atticus Jude D'Alessandro, born 7/6/06 at 2:48pm. 8 lbs, 6 oz - 20".