Photos by Erin Harris Photography
WHAT IS MUSIC TOGETHER ?
Interactive music classes for children from birth to age 8
Children all over the world are finding the rhythm and singing on pitch to the tune of Music Together! Since 1987, this research-based curriculum for young children has brought joy into the homes of millions of families. Music Together North Shore offers both Mixed Ages, for children ages 0-5 and an adult and Rhythm Kids, for children ages 4-8 with or without an adult. The classes are hands-on, high energy and FUN, with a focus on helping children fully appreciate music, repeat pitch, find rhythm and grow in creativity and confidence! This basic level of music competence is the springboard for success in future formal musical instruction. Will your child leave Music Together with the skills to pick up a new instrument and play? Nope. This is not a traditional instrumental music lesson. But will your child learn to love music of all kinds, learn to move and shake and express him/herself through music - and on pitch? You bet! And parents/caregivers will have a blast, engaging with your littles in new and creative musical play. Best of all, the fun continues at home, as students are given the classroom music (via C.D. or download) and know-how to integrate what you’ve learned into every day life.
Outside of the Classroom
Each participating family will receive a C.D. and songbook for use at home, access to the full Music Together Hello Everybody App, and a code to download the songs from class. Bringing Music Together into the home not only continues the learning outside of the classroom, but opens up new approaches to simple (or challenging!) home tasks. It’s amazing how a simple, “Choo Choo!” can get your child to run to the door when it’s time to leave! Not sure what this means? You’ll have to take the class!
You're Not Alone
And perhaps just as important as the educational benefits of Music Together, are the social benefits. Music Together is a great way to meet like-minded families who can become your support system as your children grow together. During our 45 minutes together each week, parents/caregivers are busy leading by example for their children. But once you have been crawling around acting silly with a group of grown-ups, it’s hard not to make friends. Raising children is hard work – especially when you’re new, and haven’t developed “your village.” While you’re crawling around in class, or gracefully swaying your scarf through the air, look around: These are your people. Grab a coffee at The Corner Bakery after class and get to know your community.
Have More Questions?
Outdoor Mixed Ages Classes offered at Bavarian Bierhaus 700 W. Lexington Blvd. Glendale, WI
Indoor Mixed Ages classes offered at the Creator Collaborative 623 E. Silver Spring #212 Whitefish Bay, WI
Outdoor Rhythm Kids Classes offered at Kletzsch Park 6560 N. River Parkway Glendale, WI
Generations Classes are temporarily on hold due to Covid-19
About Ms. Kristen
Owner/Center Director of Music Together North Shore and Lead Teacher
“It is my
sincere hope that my
classes not only bring the joy
of music into your homes, but that
our time together each week serves as a joyful respite to the day-to-day trials of parenthood! I am
grateful to be a part of
Kristen Fischer is a Communications and Theatre graduate of Marquette University, with a Master’s Certificate in Leadership. For ten years, she served as a nonprofit administrator by day and musical theatre actress by night. Performing at Milwaukee's Boulevard Theatre, Skylight Musical Theatre, and In Tandem Theatre led to a recurring role in A Cudahy Caroler Christmas. She played Nellie Kaputish, the Water Ski Queen, in over 225 performances over the course of 5 years at Vogel Hall at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. After starting a family, Kristen began a new journey that merged her love of performing and her passion for building a community for young families. In January of 2017, she began Music Together North Shore, providing early childhood music education to hundreds of children ages 0-6 each year. Just as important as building a musical foundation within all her students is her desire to bring people together through the power of making music together. She is also the Director of the Children's Creator and the Music Director for The Creator Collaborative Studio, and is the Music Director and lead teacher at Community Preschool of Whitefish Bay.
About Ms. Anne
Music Together North Shore Teacher
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Anne (Ingram) Earnheart has been a life-long music maker and is thrilled to be joining Ms. Kristen at Music Together North Shore! She earned her Bachelor's of Music from Lawrence University and her Master's Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. After graduate school, Anne moved to NYC to pursue a music career, performing at various music venues including the Metropolitan Opera house, and with regional companies including the Florentine Opera and Skylight Music Theater. In addition, she taught private voice lessons with a children's choir and worked in fundraising at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center. Twelve years, a husband (Clint) and two kiddos later, she and her family moved back to the North Shore in 2017. After moving back to Wisconsin, Anne took a break from her music to be a stay-at-home Mom to her daughters, Elly and Abby. In 2019, she established a small private voice studio where she currently teaches high school students.
Anne learned about Ms. Kristen and Music Together North Shore when her youngest daughter, Abby, attended Community Preschool of WFB. Anne has always loved teaching children and families about music, and heard throughout the community about this wonderful program. She and Kristen connected, and the rest is history.
Anne successfully completed her Music Together teacher training in the Spring of 2022. Through her teaching, Anne hopes to encourage and nurture the love of music, and help families build a sense of community.
Ms Kristen does an amazing job each and every class. She keeps it fresh, fun and all the kids adore her. The songs are easy to learn and my little one loves singing them over and over. Great class for kiddos - highly recommend.
These classes have been great for both my four-year-old and my two-year-old. My two-year-old has a pretty significant speech delay and the music seems to help him communicate verbally; he sings along to the music in the car, too. And they both love the dancing and the instruments.
Kristen leads an amazing interactive music class perfect for little ones of all ages. My 2 and 4 year old sons love going and are super bummed when it's over! There are quite a few infants in the class and older kids who have just as much fun!