Family Classes

Music class for kids

We are delighted to be offering families Music and Movement group classes in 2019 at two locations across Melbourne. These classes are for children aged between 4 months and 5 years and involve attendance with a loved adult.

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Music & Movement

Family classes are for children and a loving adult. They offer a nurturing environment where children stimulate their musical intelligence in conjunction with social, emotional, bodily-kinesthetic and linguistic intelligence. Foundations of beat, pitch, dynamics, tempo and form are delivered in a structured but adaptable and friendly environment.

In the classroom you will experience:

  • Bachelor qualified musicians delivering each class
  • Live instruments and singing
  • Engaging play-based learning
  • Tactile props to enhance meaningful storytelling
  • A variety of instruments to play
  • Puppetry
  • Dance and free movement
  • An opportunity to bond with your loved one
  • Ideas and inspiration for musical play at home

What makes our classes so unique?

Our curriculum is ever evolving and most importantly adaptable on the spot. Our qualified educators use only live instrumentation and singing (no recordings here!), which gives them the flexibility to provide a child-led learning environment. We also recognise the importance of play and developing the whole child, not just their musicality. We strive to inspire, engage, challenge and empower our students through our program to be confident and involved learners who feel comfortable in their creativity.

Our philosophy is inspired by the Kodàly approach and is designed to foster confidence as a music maker and singer. Our singing voice is our very first instrument so we focus on healthy vocal exploration in every lesson.

We offer trial classes.

Armadale Uniting Church

2019 – Class Timetable

Tuesday 9:30 am
Mixed Age Group – LIMITED SPACE

Classes are open-ended and filled with opportunities for children to bring forward their own ideas to ensure their education is collaborative and meaningful. Expect to explore a range of instrumentation with contrasting timbres along with activities, puppets, dance and props that assist developmental milestones; such a gross and fine motor development. The mixed age group makes this an ideal class for families with siblings and fosters inclusion across all ages.

10 Weeks – $165

Teacher: Louise Johnson
Tuesday 10:05 am
Mixed Age Group – CLASS FULL

Classes are open-ended and filled with opportunities for children to bring forward their own ideas to ensure their education is collaborative and meaningful. Expect to explore a range of instrumentation with contrasting timbres along with activities, puppets, dance and props that assist developmental milestones; such a gross and fine motor development. The mixed age group makes this an ideal class for families with siblings and fosters inclusion across all ages.

10 Weeks – $165

Teacher: Louise Johnson
Tuesday 10:50 am
Mixed Age Group – TAKING INTREST

Classes are open-ended and filled with opportunities for children to bring forward their own ideas to ensure their education is collaborative and meaningful. Expect to explore a range of instrumentation with contrasting timbres along with activities, puppets, dance and props that assist developmental milestones; such a gross and fine motor development. The mixed age group makes this an ideal class for families with siblings and fosters inclusion across all ages.

10 Weeks – $165

Teacher: Louise Johnson

Phoenix Park Community Centre

2019 – Class Timetable

Friday – 9.30am
Mixed Age Group – TAKING INTEREST

Classes are open-ended and filled with opportunities for children to bring forward their own ideas to ensure their education is collaborative and meaningful. Expect to explore a range of instrumentation with contrasting timbres along with activities, puppets, dance and props that assist developmental milestones; such a gross and fine motor development.

10 Weeks – $165

Teacher: Louise Johnson
Friday – 10.10am
Mixed Age Group – LIMITED SPACE

Classes are open-ended and filled with opportunities for children to bring forward their own ideas to ensure their education is collaborative and meaningful. Expect to explore a range of instrumentation with contrasting timbres along with activities, puppets, dance and props that assist developmental milestones; such a gross and fine motor development.

10 Weeks – $165

Teacher: Louise Johnson
Friday – 10.45am
3 – 5 years – CLASS FULL

Expect an increase in the musical terminology used with the introduction of solfege and music notation. Using the foundations of our under threes music and music program, children build upon their learning through playbased opportunites which present new and exciting challenges. We explore ensemble playing with elements such as soloing, improvisation and creating soundscapes. Fostering confident tuneful singing is a big focus for this age group.

10 Weeks – $165

Teacher: Louise Johnson

Gumnut music is inventive, keeps the kids engaged and there is never a dull moment. Often I catch the kids humming and singing songs they have learnt at home too. Highly recommend Louise and her team!

June – mother of Ellie, Kara and Phillip

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