South Tampa, FL
3 Parents Love It!
14425 & 14459 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa , FL 33618
Allisongs is proud to offer the Music TogetherÂ® family of programs including Music Together Mixed Ages, and the Spanish immersion Canta y Baila ConmigoÂ® for children from birth through age 5â€”and the grownups who love them in Carrollwood.
Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. The research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.
But Music Together programs provide so much more than music education. Regular exposure to music with developmentally appropriate experiences fosters your child's music skills as well as their growth and development in many other areas essential to success in school and life. Research has shown that regular participation in Music Together classes has a strong positive effect on children's emotional, social, cognitive and intellectual development.
Singer/ Songwriter Allison Wilkins, known by her students as "Ms. Alli" has been performing and singing with children since her childhood. Granddaughter to the late James Bridges ( conductor and founder of the James Bridges School of Music in Pittsburgh), Allison adheres to the Music Together philosophy that children are naturally "musical" from birth and recalls her fondest childhood memories were centered around "music making". She studied drama and voice at the Pittsburgh Playhouse for the performing arts. Among her credits is the musical portrayal of Cinderella on WQED television. She holds a degree in psychology with an emphasis in special education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her experience with children is extensive from raising her own children, to leading girl scout troops and working with children with special needs. Organizations that she has been privileged to provide classes for are- the Manasota Buds, Special Olympics & the Child Abuse Council of Tampa.
Allison's passion for music can be summarized in her philosophy that music is "the stuff of the soul" and is to be enjoyed by children of ALL ages- Beginning at birth & quite possibly before!