Baby, Toddler and Pre-School Music and Movement Classes

Group Size Groups of up to 10 participants
Styles Varied
Skill Level Beginner
Suitability Ages up to 4 years
Pricing 0-2 years $12 per class . 2-4 years $15 per class

ALL NEW STUDENTS BEGIN WITH A FREE TRIAL LESSON

Music Classes for 6 month - 12 months

Planting the Musical Seeds for Children and Their Carers

AIMS:
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.

STRUCTURE
Each class runs for 30 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
The use of small percussion instruments in stop/start activities to encourage listening skills.
Simple dances involving the carer holding the child whilst performing basic steps. This enables the children to experience beat, rhythm and enjoyment.
Musical story telling
Parachute activities for relaxation and confidence.

The best music educator for the young child is the primary care giver. These classes will help the carer fulfil this important role.

Music Classes for 1 - 2 years

“Using music to enhance the development of gross motor skills, language and confidence”.

AIMS
To develop the confidence of the primary care giver to share a love of music with their child.
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.

STRUCTURE
Each class runs for 30 minutes. The class begins with children seated in a circle on their carer’s lap as we sing our ‘Welcome Song’. During this song each child is asked to choose an action and the song is sung using their name and the action they chose. This enables the child, other parents and teacher to become familiar with their name and enables the child to take some ownership over the class by picking an action they may have been exploring or enjoying recently.
Following this we participate in a range of musical activities involving play and exploration. These may include…
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 developing confidence and an understanding of musical phrasing.
Story telling and singing using props, puppetry and visual aids to help develop focus, language and engagement.
Parachute activities for relaxation and enjoyment.

Music Classes for 2 - 4 years

“Using music as a medium to improve confidence and social skills as well as to stimulate the imagination.”

AIMS
To develop social skills and confidence in a group situation.
The use of song to develop language, listening and counting skills
To stimulate the imagination and encourage focus
To foster and encourage pretend play.
To provide the opportunity for leadership.
To build on the concept of sharing.
To provide an understanding of the basic elements of music such as beat, pitch, dynamics, tempo and style
To promote separation from the carer in structured activities where children sit alone or stand with others in front of the group.

STRUCTURE
Each class runs for 40 minutes. The class begins with children seated in a circle on their carer’s lap as we sing our ‘Welcome Song’. During this song each child is asked to choose an action and the song is sung using their name and the action they chose. This enables the child, other parents and teacher to become familiar with their name and enables the child to take some ownership over the class by picking an action they may have been exploring or enjoying recently.
Following this we participate in a range of musical activities involving play and exploration. These may include…
Songs to develop language, listening and counting skills.
Games to promote pretend play, sharing and leadership.
Puppets and props to stimulate the imagination and encourage focus
Rhymes and Chants to enhance the understanding of beat and rhythm.
Playing percussive instruments along to music.
Role Plays to promote interaction among class members.
Basic dances to build upon gross motor skills and improve coordination.
Story telling, dressing up and parachute activities.
The use of props made by the students at home.

12 Erskine Drive
Rowville, VIC
Also travelling in the local area
0417 307 598

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Details last updated on April 6, 2018