AUBURN – Music Together of Lewiston/Auburn is expanding class offerings to include a summer session. Classes will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the United Methodist Church. Classes will also be offered at 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave.

The goal of Music Together, a parent and child music and movement program, is to develop every child’s potential for basic music competence by encouraging music experience rather than learning information about music.

Families are encouraged to attend class together so younger and older children in the same family can learn music and movement activities in a community of families. The mixed aged classes are geared towards children ranging from birth through age 4.

A class of 12 children and their parents or caregivers meet for 45 minutes each week to experience new songs, chants, movement activities and instrumental jam sessions. Each semester is based on a collection of songs through which the elements of music, such as melody, harmony and rhythm, are explored.

Each participating family receives the collection of songs in recorded and book form, included in the tuition, to promote family music-making outside the classroom. Adults and children sit in the circle and participate, led by a teacher with early childhood music skills. Children have the opportunity to play instruments and improvise and dance to many different styles and tonalities of music.

Music Together will begin summer sessions on Wednesday, June 15. The summer session will run for eight weeks. For more information or to register, contact owner/teacher Cherie Szustak at 777-5548.


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