Founder/Creator, Mary Ann Hall
To rescue music from an isolated and insulated place and to dance music back into our everyday.
To contribute to the development of musicianship and a life long enjoyment of music by connecting the ART of the MUSIC with the HEART of the CHILD™.
To share the “Why,” the “How,” and the “Wow” of developing the young child’s musical intelligence by connecting with music educators, early childhood educators, parents, and other caregivers.
Mary Ann Hall created MUSIC FOR CHILDREN™ in 1973, before most other early childhood programs that seem so prevalent today existed. As a Master Degreed early childhood educator from the University of Michigan, Mary Ann understands the role of music in empowering children and developing their self esteem and learning skills. With Music For Children & Beyond, Mary Ann and her highly trained and skilled faculty nurture childrens' innate musical abilities and sensibilities. Unlike traditional music classes, our program does not “isolate” the music. We incorporate drama, dance, art, storytelling and imaginary play so children internalize the music, and connect to it in a physical and emotional way. True musicianship should grow from within…then be danced into the everyday!