Research based

Music Together® Research

There are a lot of early childhood music programs out there but Music Together has been around since 1987. It was created by a professor of early childhood music at Rowan university, New Jersey Dr. Lili Levinowitz and an off-Broadway composer Ken Guilmartin. Dr Levinowitz continues to conduct research, publish peer reviewed articles and update Music Together teachers regularly with new findings in early childhood. Everything we do in our classrooms and online has a music development reason behind it.

Music Together is an internationally award wining and respected program, is often asked to speak at conferences and works regularly with institutes of research and higher learning. (Please note the links below will take you off to our parent company website)

If Music Together were a tree, then research would be the rich, fertile soil that first allowed it to take root and now continues to feed its growth. Because research on music in early childhood was central to the creation of Music Together, we call ourselves a research-based music program. And as a pioneering early childhood development program, Music Together was and is a subject of independent research by others through partnerships with leading universities, early childhood labs, and community-based research organizations.

An Ongoing Commitment

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In order to keep on top of new discoveries and trends in music and early childhood development, Music Together has a research team led by program coauthor Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz. Our on-staff early childhood music experts are frequent presenters at professional early childhood, music education, and music therapy conferences. Changes to the curriculum and new programs are tested "in the lab"—at our Music Together Lab School in Princeton, New Jersey. That way, Music Together continues to evolve, innovate, and stay on the cutting edge.

  • Check out some recommended resources on early childhood music development curated by our research team.