As a music and brain scientist, the innateness of music appeared irrefutable when I saw my babe flap her arms to music (before she could walk), squat/bounce on her chubby haunches at her piano (during the cruising phase), and collectively rock out with her toddler friends at day care (think hoedown meets toddler mosh pit).
So why not keep feeding that natural creative spirit? Music Together offers music making programs for babes (infants – kindergarteners) and their caregivers. And it’s okay if you lost your musical mojo sometime en route to adulthood. The trained professionals will help you discover fun ways to be musical with your babe.
Use Music Together's class locator to check nationwide and international offerings. Among the many locations across Massachusetts, I've heard great things about Music Together of Cambridge & Brookline (also offering classes in Boston & Charlestown). In addition to your set of nine 45-minute classes ($195; sibling discount = $90; babes under 1 year old are free with registered sibling), fees include musical goodies (e.g., CDs, songbook, activities), a handbook on developmental music research, and, if desired, an assessment of your child’s music development.