Planting the Musical Seeds for Children and their Carers. We have three levels of classes – Movers, Shakers, and Groovers.
2022 TIMETABLE – ALL NEW STUDENTS START WITH A FREE TRIAL CLASS
- To develop the confidence of the primary care giver to share a love of music with their child.
- To expose the children to basic musical elements such as steady beat, focus, listening and phrasing.
- To develop the child’s confidence and interest in music.
- To provide material that parents can use beyond the classroom and incorporate as part of the child’s daily routine enabling quality musical experiences to become part of their everyday life.
- To provide musical material in the form of songs, rhymes and games that may be incorporated into the daily life of the child.
- To enhance the many skills that children of this age are beginning to learn and explore such as listening, gross motor skills, language, speech, focus and confidence.
- To foster the child’s interest in musical creativity.
Each class runs for 45 minutes. Children begin by either lying in the floor or being supported by their parents in a circle on the floor. The class begins with an introductory song using the children’s names and actions chosen by them and the parents. This enables the child, teacher, and other parents to become familiar with their name and enables the child to take some ownership over the class by picking an action they may have just learned.
Following this, we participate in a range of musical activities involving play and exploration. These may include…
- Peek-a-boo games using musical phrases to develop confidence.
- Lap plays to allowing the child to experience a sense of steady beat.
- Puppetry and props to encourage focus.
- Simple dances involving the carer holding the child whilst performing basic steps. This enables the children to experience beat, rhythm and enjoyment.
- Musical storytelling.
- Parachute activities for relaxation and confidence.
- Simple action songs and dances to enhance gross motor skills and develop an understanding of steady beat.
- Songs and rhymes to develop language, speech, and tend vocabularies.
- The use of percussion instruments to play along with musical pieces which stop and start periodically. This enables them to feel included in the music-making process, develop listening skills and experience the concept of steady beat.
- Musical peek-a-boo activities that develop confidence and an understanding of musical phrasing.
- Storytelling and singing using props, puppetry, and visual aids to help develop focus, language, and engagement.
The best music educator for the young child is the primary caregiver. These classes will help the carer fulfill this important role.
Lessons run for 45 minutes and are $15 + GST per child, per lesson.
“Using music to enhance the development of gross motor skills, language and confidence.”