Wee Make Music Early Childhood Music School
Wee Make Music is an Early Childhood Music School with an holistic approach to music education. Established in 2005 we have grown to offer over 40 parent participation style classes weekly to infants, toddlers and young children. We also offer music and movement programs for daycare centres, kindergartens and preschools while providing foundation musical knowledge and skills.
Our Beliefs and Approach
Children are naturally observing and absorbing every facet of their environment. This calls for an holistic way of learning.
This means providing a learning environment that makes way for the children to learn naturally – an environment that addresses the child’s basic development needs of movement, exploration, sensory-motor experience, language and stimulating activities that require their involvement.
“Education is not simply about imparting knowledge. Education has to support human development as a continuous process through different phases of life.” (Heyge and Sillick: 1999)
With an underlying belief in an holistic approach to early childhood music education, we have established our program on two simple but proven concepts:
- All children are innately drawn to music.
- A child’s learning increases significantly when it’s done within an enjoyable and stimulating environment, sensitive to their development needs.
Our programs are not about entertaining children with singing and musical games. We are about creating an environment where age appropriate, sensory-based musical activities become the foundation for stimulating and developing fundamental skills.
To achieve this we use language, movement, rhythm and melody in a fun, supportive, social setting. The outcomes are diverse with benefits to the children that extend throughout their growing years.
They are also receiving an excellent foundation for future musical pursuits. In addition, the family as a whole receives tools for building precious relationships and having fun in the classroom and at home.
One of the most noticeable features of each class is that it has been planned ahead and targeted at my child’s age group. The classes themselves are small and each child feels important and noticed. I love that my children don’t get overlooked when they speak; they get heard and responded to in a positive way.
Another benefit to me as a parent is that our teacher – Miss Michelle – been the same teacher throughout. My children know each week that Miss Michelle will be there and this provides them with stability in a sometimes “unstable world”.
Personally, I love the interaction with my children at these classes; we are bonding and learning together through music. We take home what we learn and we play and sing. I know it will provide my children with happy memories.
I couldn’t have chosen a better environment for my children. I can see they are growing into confident little people and are able to express themselves using music as their platform. What more could I hope for?Karen Giuffrida
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