Making music fun
CHILDREN from 6 months to 6 years have the opportunity to join in these fun, quality and age appropriate group music lessons. These early childhood classes offer musical activities that are developmentally based for all early childhood levels.
Director of Do Re Mi "Music for Children" in South Mackay, Tricia Casey advises the group lessons include rhymes, singing, games, partner work, beat, rhythm and movement. Up to age 4, children are accompanied by an adult while the older children attend on their own.
The areas of child development that the activities support are muscular coordination, gross and fine motor skills, social, visual, aural and memory retention. The child develops in a supportive and fun-filled environment, but has so much fun in the process that they really don't realise they are learning.
"Kodaly based developmental music lessons support a child to be more confident, develop good self-esteem, parent bonding and sharing attributes. Musically, the children develop an innate sense of beat, rhythm and melodical awareness. These things are vital for a musical education." Mrs Casey said.
The Australian Kodaly Association certifies the classes, and because they adhere to the National curriculum, children can slot into other classes in different centres should their familiy move. Initially, there is stringent qualifications required to teach these classes, but to remain certified there is yearly professional development required by the Association.
Tricia has taught these classes in her studio for over 30 years and is a fully accredited and qualified Do Re Mi teacher. Her qualifications include:
Bachelor of Teaching (USQ)
Kodaly Certificate in Early Childhood and Primary Music Education.
If you need more information or wish to make a booking for these quality fun-filled classes, give Tricia a call on 4957 3047
or contact her on her email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out her website on www.doremimackay.net.au
or her facebook site.