Music Together® Curriculum

Music Together Vivo! is proud to teach the Music Together© curriculum, which includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.  This gives the children of Northern Virginia a rich music experience, and makes this kids' music enjoyable for adult listening, too!

Music Together's nine song collections—each identified by its own color, instrument name, and graphic—are presented in a three-year cycle of collections:

Our curriculum is non-sequential, so families may join at any semester. All collections contain

  • #helloeverybody - our famous 'Hello Song' which we use to start each and every class (it was my son's favorite 'lullaby' when he was little!)
  • a 'Get Your Instrument and Play Along' instrument jam in each collection
  • at least 2 lullabies you can learn to sing as part of your nap & bedtime routine
  • songs for large and small movement
  • the Music Together 'Goodbye' song
  • PLUS about 20 other songs in a wide variety of genres, tonalities and rhythms in each and every collection!

The curriculum is fun, but make no mistake - it is here to help you and your family learn the language of MUSIC.

Collect all 12 curriculums over 3 full years. Then, cycle back to re-experience the collections from their growing children’s ever-changing perspectives.  Children reap developmental benefits that build over time, and music learning is cumulative. We encourage participation for as many years as possible from infancy through age 4, when children are usually ready for Rhythm Kids by Music Together. 

Music Together recordings have outstanding arrangements that are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike. The music is pitched in just the right range for children's voices and includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs. All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for childcare centers or families with children of different developmental levels.

Each semester, families receive a unique app code to unlock the current curriculum just for you - plus a colorful, playful songbook illustrated by award-winning artist Jaime Kim and a copy of the same music on CD. In addition, families new to the program receive a booklet on early childhood music development called "Music and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers," written by Music Together founders Ken Guilmartin and Dr. Lili Levinowitz.