Here's what some of our families have to say about our Music Together® classes...
* We tried out our first Music Together class when M. was 4 months old and we instantly adored Eliane as a teacher and the mothod to introduce music to children of all ages. Eliane is energetic and has a true passion for music and children. It comes through in how she engages and brings to life every song. She uses instruments, movements and M. always has a blast. And she always shares great insights on the links between child development and music, helping parents maximize the benefits of the classes. The CD with the songs from each semester is our usual music in the car and makes our trips much easier!
* My daugther started Music Together when she turned 5 months old. Not only these classes are fun but also educational for both adults and children. Parents receive research based handouts each week that provide tips for child's cognitive & personality development. Eliane keeps classes fresh and entertaining by introducing new activies each trimester. The classes have helped our daughter to get into a morning/evening routine (brushin teeth, wasking hands, face, etc..) Music Together has also helped my child to express herself both emotionally and physically. My daughter's musical interest has definitely evolved since starting classes a year ago and Eliane knows exactly how to sustain and develop it even further. Our whole family enjoys the Music Together journey and we thank you for this!
* Dear Eliane,
Sharing music, dance and experiences with you, the others kids and parents over the last couple of years has been a remarkable journey. I was able to see and feel how S. opened up to music and embraced it with gusto. I like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for I know that without MTR, S.'s love of music would not be the same.
Believe it or not she is still signing the welcome and farewell songs by herself. And every now and then "Don Alfredo".
It is a most wonderful thing to be able to see what music and dance can do for kids. There are no words for it. It is a mind opening and developing experience like no other.
Keep up the good work. You are an excellent teacher and your passion for what you do shines through.
We'll sure come by to visit when we come to Switzerland.
Thank you from the 3 of us,
S, M & M
* My girls love participating in the Music Together classes. The combination of songs, instruments and dancing keeps them engaged and Eliane is a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher! The girls always ask for the music in the car so they can sing along. In the bath they sing the toes song ("I have toes, you have toes, we have toes..."), if they see a horse they will break into the horse song ("trot on Joe"), and we now have a collection of instruments, scarves and shakers at home so they can copy what they learn in the classes! As a mother I really appreciate that I can bring more than one child to the classes. Eliane focuses on making music fun and her classes are such an excellent way for a child to start exploring the world of music. I highly recommend them. H and the girls.
* 'We just returned from our summer holidays, which involved driving up to P. and beyond, to N., and I wanted to tell you that the MusicTogether CD was a complete life-saver in the car! We listened to it during most of the long hours spent driving, and it kept A. very happy. She even did the accompanying hand gestures for several of the songs, which I didn't realize she knew since she never did them in the class. It was quite cute and we are excited to see how she reacts to the class when it starts up again.
Heh heh ... in fact we also use the Hello Song for many things theres days - our daughter loves it! It amazes me how useful it is for those tricky moments when we need to calm her down, or persuade her to do something she's not in the mood for (''Hello, dirty diaper, it's time to change you! Hello, clean diaper, so glad to see you!''). I didn't expect this at all!'
So, thank you again for the awesome class we did in the last semester, and see you soon, in September! :)
* ''Our two kids love Music Together songs and classes with Eliane! They started at the age of 2,5yo and 8m and have made an incredible musical development. The first 8 weeks, the older child just observed during the class, but asked to put the cd right away in the car and at home! They vividly studied the song book, made up their own lyrics: "Walking down the street feeling good in my ... shoes!! (Bongos collection), commented: "Mom, what a great funny song!" referring to "Two little kitty cats" from Bells collection or encouraged one another: "Come on! It is fun! You love it? I love it!!".
As a parent I really appreciate Eliane's musical background, enthusiasm and involvement! I also like that it is not yet another music class where you drop off your child, waiting on the corridor with your second little child! I love that it is a program for the whole family, because especially music has the potential for encouraging fun together! A.''
* ''Une belle expérience de partage musical avec ma fille depuis 2 ans déjà ! Music Together nous accompagne partout : en voiture, à la maison (avec le CD d'une part et son papa lui joue aussi à la guitare grâce aux partitions fournies!), aux cours, chez les grands-parents ... Elle adore et toute la famille avec ! Les musiques sont belles et variées ! C'est un repère qui nous réjouit chaque semaine ! En plus du plaisir partagé, nous mesurons aussi l'impact positif sur son éveil musical et corporel. Elle chante juste et avec plaisir ! Merci Eliane ! A.''
* "It's the second sequence of Music Together courses that we're attending with my son Arthur, who will be turning 3 in a few months, and I'm really thrilled about the outcome and the way my son lives music at home: he sometimes sings when playing alone, makes us sing at dinner time, and tonight, after the class this morning, while I was putting him to bed, he started singing, varying from low to high pitch voice, mimicking the gesture we made in the morning...we sang four different songs and when I sang him 'Hello Everybody', he made a special version just for me, 'hello maman chérie so glad to see you', that was really lovely!"
* "Both my daughter and her nanny thoroughly enjoy the Music Together classes...it's the highlight of the week for both of them! My daughter loves the music and the class and we cannot get into the car without her requesting the CDs. It really is amazing."
* ''Our daughter started Music Together just before she turned one year. At first, she was very quiet and shy during the classes, but at home she was singing all the songs and was replicating what she had seen, which was really impressive. With time, she has started to participate more and more during the classes and really takes pleasure to attend. She is a big fan of her teacher and runs out of the house when I tell her that it's time to go see Eliane.
She is also asking for the Music Together songs every time that we take the car! We really see the positive impact of the music on our daughter and definitely recommend Music Together!''
Je me permets de vous écrire pour vous annoncer que nous ne pourrons pas nous inscrire à la prochaine session d'automne ni au cours proposé pour les plus grands car nous allons déménager en région xxx début septembre prochain. Je sais que nous ne trouverons jamais une aussi bonne prof et un cours de musique aussi stimulant, dynamique et positif que le vôtre. C'est donc avec un pincement au coeur que je vous l'annonce et que je préfère le faire de cette manière (par écrit). L. va vraiment regretter vos cours car elle les adore m'eme si elle l'exprime timidement encore :-) En tous les cas, la musique est en elle et je pense que nous avons une petite musicienne en herbe. C.P.''
* ''My daughter is now almost 3 years old and we’ve been coming to Music Together for 6 sessions. It took some time but she learned the words to the songs and happily sings along in the car. In class, she has started to participate by following the movements. Thanks to Eliane for bringing her passion and dedication to class each week.''
* Au sujet de notre party de fin d'année, 'Music in the Park'... ''Un tout grand merci Eliane pour ce cadeau que vous nous avez fait que de passer un moment en famille dans un cadre magnifique dans la joie et la bonne humeur loin des tracas quotidiens de chacun! Belle semaine! WM.''
* And from a mother: 'Today, Dario made a little circle with all his stuffed animals, got his little guitar, and started singing your songs to his "children"! :) Have a nice day. Helena'
* "Laura started Music Together when she was around 10 months old, I have seen her develop a real passion for music and rhythm. She makes up her own songs, singing about her day to the tune of the songs from class. Our teachers, Eliane and Yvonne are fantastic and make it a really fun session for all involved. Additionally, the parents/carers get information and an insight as to how the music and tonal patterns encourage the child's development/learning in the long term." Nerissa and Laura
* "We have been participating in Music Together for 2.5 years, first in the U.S and now in Lausanne. Music Together is an extraordinary musical experience for young children. Here in Lausanne, Eliane and Yvonne are two excellent teachers who make each class a unique experience - a weekly highlight for our boys. Each program is composed of a large selection of musical styles, including classical children's songs and folk songs from around the world, and it's a very good listen for adults and kids alike. Our boys love it - they sing the songs all day long and the CDs are always with us - at home and when we travel" Yvonne with Alexander and Roman
* "Notre fille observait beaucoup lorsque nous avons commencé Music Together et ne participait pas vraiment, mais au bout de quelques séances, nous avons observé un grand changement. Elle adore ce moment et attend avec impatience chaque semaine une nouvelle classe. Elle participe activement et chante par coeur les chansons. Elle aime la diversité entre les instruments, les chansons plus rythmique ou plus calme. En plus, ne parlant pas l'anglais à la maison, elle chante avec plaisir en anglais. Dès qu'elle entre dans la voiture, elle demande à Maman, tu mets MON CD? C'est un moment de partage et des instants fort entre nous. Merci Eliane et Yvonne"
* ''Hi Eliane, just wanted to say “thank you” for today’s fun and animated class! L-N really enjoyed it and has been in a good mood ever since. Looking forward to your next classes!''
I welcome your thoughts and comments about the classes, you can email them at:
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