I’ve Got the Music In Me: Music in Early Childhood Settings

As a parent or an early childhood educator/therapist, you know music makes a difference for young children.

You’ve already got the music in you -- and we are here to help you bring it out!

Are you looking to offer richer and deeper music experiences that are based in research and child development?

Are you looking for more ways to engage and reach young children through music?

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Do you regularly run out of music ideas or are you tired of using the same old songs in your classroom, therapy space, or home?

Do you want to refresh and rejuvenate your current approaches and ways of leading your music experiences?

This course helps you to support, engage, and effectively use music to support the development and growth of young children.

After completing this course, you will feel:

Excited as you share new strategies and songs within your early childhood settings

Confident that you are offering strong and effective music strategies

Invigorated and refreshed and ready to implement your new knowledge and the songs you’ve learned

You will grow and be able to provide the best early childhood music experience for the children in your life.


"This was one of the best courses I’ve taken! Fun, informative, provided tools to use immediately in Early Intervention and the presenters were incredible!"

"…very engaging, motivating, provided theoretical understanding of how and why music is recommended for kids with different challenges."


Elizabeth K. Schwartz, MA, LCAT, MT-BC has been practicing music therapy in New York for over 30 years. She is internationally recognized as an expert in early childhood music therapy and is the author of the books Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach and Verbal Skills for Music Therapists, as well as the songbooks, You and Me Makes We: A Developmental Songbook and Together With The Beat: Songs for Me…and You…and Us. 

Meredith R. Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC is Founder and Executive Director of Roman Music Therapy Services, LLC, a vibrant music therapy agency in Eastern Massachusetts. She developed Sprouting Melodies™, a community early childhood music program which is deeply grounded in music therapy principles and strategies.


Part 1: Introduction to ‘I’ve Got the Music in Me’

As we get started in this course, we lay the foundation for how music can strengthen your relationship with young children and how it can support their learning and development. You’ve already got the music in you — and we are here to help you bring it out!

Part 2: Musical Developmental Levels

This segment helps you understand through a developmental framework how children grow within music. The framework includes five developmental levels: Awareness, Trust, Independence, Control, and Responsibility which will give you a fresh perspective on how you impact development.

Part 3: Song Categories

In this segment, we share songs, how they’re used, and how they fit into the structure of music making. We talk about how music becomes a part of everyday experiences (gathering, embedded, and transition songs) and in relationships (bonding songs). We explore how music can reach outside of ourselves, and we cover instruments and songs for movement. We discover how we use music to express ourselves through songs about me and songs about our world.

Part 4: Closing

We finish strong with techniques and tips that you can incorporate into your setting as early as tomorrow! Our favorite additional resources will motivate you on your journey ahead.


Register today, and you’ll receive:

  • 15 in-depth videos that are rooted in early childhood music research and experience

  • Audio and video examples of every song covered in the course

  • Over 20 musical examples, led by the instructors themselves – the songs and ideas presented will help to inform your practice

  • Full text transcripts of every video

  • Certificate of completion for your continuing education records



"It's really great to hear about how the songs I already use in my sessions help language development in different ways!"

"This was an excellent workshop. I appreciate that it was evidence-based and the 'why' was explained for use of different strategies."

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