Young children, Toddlers, Babies
Parent-child music development classes for babies through age 7.
Tonewood is the name given to a variety of wood that has inherent musical potential. These types of wood are used to make the world's most beautiful instruments. We at Tonewood Family Music believe that children are like tonewood -- each child has the potential to become a beautiful instrument; he or she just needs to have the right experience, environment, and - most importantly - involvement from you!
Music education supports all education. How? Music introduces concepts such as numbers, shapes, sounds, colors, adding/subtracting, languages, and classroom behavior. It develops self-confidence through self-expression and coordination through complex movement exercises. Research suggests that music can increase memory function and builds up the brain's ability to more quickly access information. All these are skills necessary for school, sports, and a healthy social life.
Music is its own reward, but can also bring with it skills that help your child be successful in every aspect of life.
Every Music Together® teacher must complete an intensive teacher training in order to be allowed to teach the program. A Music Together teacher has a special mix of musicality, creativity, and silliness that allows children to feel comfortable creating music of their own both in class and at home.
David Ford, Tonewood's director, holds a BFA in Drama (Musical Theater) from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2008, David and his family moved to Gainesville from New York City where David was a professional actor, singer, dancer and instrumentalist. He has appeared around the world in dozens of professional stage productions - and in several motion pictures. With the birth of his second son, David decided to bring Music Together to Gainesville with "Tonewood Family Music, Inc." Find out more about David at his actor website: www.DavidPatrickFord.com!