HEARTSONG MUSIC CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Heartsong Music announced plans to mark its 10th anniversary this month with a celebration and silent auction to benefit underserved youth. Carey Youngblood, a certified Montessori teacher with over 40 years of experience teaching children and youth choirs, opened the music center in 2004 in north Austin with an aim to bring together the ideas of Montessori teaching, community-based learning, and the Music Together curriculum.
The celebration and silent auction takes place November 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Yes! Youth Fitness and Sports Performance. Organizers said the goal of the silent auction is to provide music instruction for 300 children in east Austin preschools.
Music Together is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age nine. In a Music Together class, children and their parents or primary caregivers meet to experience songs, chants, movement activities, and instrumental jam sessions.
“Playing and doing music nurtures children’s inborn capabilities to respond to and make music, even as babies,” said Youngblood. “The program develops bonds between parents, siblings, caregivers and other members of the extended family. Plus, because music learning supports all learning, Music Together also fosters children’s growth in other key developmental areas, including the cognitive, language, physical, and socio-emotional domains.”