Patterson Library will welcome Kay Barlow, leading "Music Together", an internationally recognized early childhood music program. Classes will run on Thursdays beginning Sept. 26 and ending on Nov. 21 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Children from infants through kindergarten, accompanied by an adult parent or caregiver are invited to participate.
Central to the Music Together approach is that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music. The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom which spills over into home life.
Kay Barlow is the recipient of the Chautauqua County Early Childhood Award for Excellence in teaching. She began piano lessons at age 4 and has made a career of sharing her love of music with young people. She began teaching early childhood music classes in 2000 and is a Music Together Certified Level I Instructor. Barlow also holds an American Orff-Schulwerk Association Level I Certificate and both bachelor's and master's degrees in music. She teaches "Music Together" classes in her Fredonia studio and maintains a private piano studio.
This program is being made available at Patterson Library through a grant from the United Arts Appeal Project Pools, which covers the instructor's fee. A $40 fee per family will be collected to pay for materials, which the family keeps. Registration is limited to 15 children so call Patterson Library at 326-2154 or stop in as soon as possible. Some scholarships may be available upon request to the Patterson Library Director.