Pathways to Music Early Childhood Classes are for children aged 0 to 5 and their caregivers. The classes involve age-appropriate songs, games, rhymes, fingerplays, lullabies, dancing and stories. There will be lots of singing – our fundamental philosophy is that the voice should be the first and primary instrument used in early childhood music education.
There will also be lots of learning through play as children explore musical concepts of pitch (high and low), dynamics (loud and soft), tempo (fast and slow), rhythm and beat as well as developing in-tune singing. These activities are designed to facilitate social and emotional development as well as assisting with motor skills and language acquisition. The primary aim, however, is to foster a love of music in the children and to give adults in the classes more ideas for interaction and play at home.