Music Together encourages parents to go against that trend and make music with their young children, during a time when the alternative, recorded music, is incredibly easy to access online.
The program runs on the philosophy that everyone is musical.
"Children are born musical, adults are musical too, whether they know it or not," Bryant said. Bryant feels that when adults shy away from performing music, it's often out of self-consciousness rather than a lack of talent or potential.
"We really help kids and adults alike feel very comfortable being part of the music making process," Bryant said.
As a resident of Elbridge, Bryant felt extra inclined to start up her own Music Together business. The program has multiple chapters in the Central New York area, but none in the western suburbs of Syracuse. Bryant will teach classes Wednesdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St., Auburn and Thursdays and Saturdays at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 303 Kasson Road, Camillus.
Her first semester of classes begins Sept. 15, but first she is offering free demonstrations at both locations. Demo classes at Immanuel UMC are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 29 and 10 a.m. Sept. 2. Classes at Westminster will start at 9 a.m. Sept. 1 and 10 a.m. Sept. 8. Pre-registration is required; call 440-2547 or visit bluebirdmusictogether.com.