The Arts Council of White Lake-Nuveen Center (ACWL-Nuveen) will begin offering Music Together® classes in Whitehall on August 17, announced ACWL-Nuveen director Erin Peyer. Classes will start with a 4-day Summer Art Camp, followed by a ten-week semester of classes beginning on September 16 at the Nuveen Center: 106 E. Colby Street. To register for classes, please visit https://www.artswhitelake.org/musictogether
According to Peyer, “I am so proud to offer classes at the ACWL-Nuveen. Music Together’s success in locations around the world has been phenomenal, and we can't wait to offer this wonderful program to families in the White Lake community."
“All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Music Together brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life. Families get so much out of these classes,” Peyer explains.
Holding a master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy, Peyer moved to Michigan and pursued a career in the non-profit realm after running a successful private piano studio in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for four years. “I've been wanting to get back into music education and offering Music Together classes at the ACWL-Nuveen is a perfect fit! I’m especially excited to be offering these classes at an incredibly affordable price thanks to a grant from the White Lake Lothmann Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. Thank you to the Lothmann's for their dedication to early childhood education!”
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children birth through grade two. The Music Together curriculum was coauthored in 1987 by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Rowan University Professor Emeritus of Music Education Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, and offers programs for families, schools, at-risk populations, and children with special needs in more than 3,000 communities in over 40 countries. The company is passionately committed to bringing children and their caregivers closer through shared music-making and helping people discover the joy and educational value of early music experiences.
For more information about ACWL-Nuveen Music Together classes and to register, call (231) 893-2524 or visit https://www.artswhitelake.org/musictogether