Music is more than instruments and voices. It’s more than rhythm and movement. Music is a powerful force that can inspire, create community, and build family bonds. And it can be life-changing to develop our inner music-maker as early as possible.
At the core of the Music Together® approach is the idea that young children learn best from the powerful role models of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. Our program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and then facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home in daily life—which is so important to music development and early childhood learning. It’s based on the recognition that, in a supportive environment, children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and confidently participate in the music of their culture. Music Together creates that environment! By emphasizing actual music-making experiences, we introduce children to the pleasures of producing music instead of passively consuming it from iTunes or TV. We’re very high-touch. Face to face, heart to heart, voice to voice—for a truly bonding and enriching experience.
Amelia Sirianni : Registered Music Together® Teacher and Licensed Music Together Centre Director
Amelia was raised in Vernon, BC where she partook in dance, voice, and acting throughout her childhood and adolescent years. She moved to Toronto in 2002 to pursue her career as a Musical Theatre performer. She received her formal professional training at The Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts and has since had the privilege of performing on stages across North America as well as in film and television. Favourite roles include Deedee Doodle in “The Doodlebops Live” national tours, Strawberry Shortcake in “Strawberry Shortcake and Friends” North American tours, and Kelsi in “High School Musical”. For the last 6 years, Amelia has been teaching Music Together to families in Toronto and Vernon. It has been some of the most rewarding work she has done to date and she loves giving back to her community through early childhood music education. She also teaches youth drama classes at the beautiful Caetani Cultural Centre.