Our Music Class Types and Studio Schedules
We offer children’s music classes across a range of ages. See below to find the most appropriate class type for your child and the schedule for each of our three Brisbane music studios.
Family Music for Babies
FMB: Family Music for Babies: 3 to approx 14 months.
Musical activities include: massage rhymes, beat activities, floor and chair games, instrument playing, movement, folk dancing.
These classes help you to learn how to engage musically with your baby. Steady beat is the foundation of activities taught through hearing, touch and sight. Activities stimulate physical and verbal responses developing listening, musicality and curiosity for more music.
In addition, each class includes parent education on infant musical development and fun activities to share at home.
Family Music for Toddlers
FMT1: Level 1 – 14 months to approx 2 years;
FMT2: Level 2 – 2.5 years
Musical Activities include: tickle rhymes, circle dances, instrument playing, listening, musical stories, mime, musical appreciation, chair games, movement puppets and props, beat activities and concentration/memory games.
Solo singing is encouraged to develop pitch matching, listening and language skills.
Parent education is continued throughout classes to deepen the developmental understanding and support classroom activities. Sharing of classroom activities is encouraged at home.
MM: Music Makers turning 3 by 30th June current year;
AMM: Advanced Music Makers turning 4 by 30th June current year.
Children learn the elements of music while they create, explore and move.
The first pitched instruments are introduced – glockenspiels and xylophones with some small ensemble and group work.
Activities include: percussion instrument playing, movement, listening and creative imaginary play, concentration and memory games, beat activities, stories, mime, musical concepts and vocabulary, props and puppetry.
Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, language and pitch matching. Concepts, favourite songs and dances are built upon from Family Music for Toddlers programs and improvisation is introduced.
RM: Rhythm Makers turning 5 by June 30th of current year (Queensland Preparatory school year)
A transitional program aimed at preparing the children for instrumental learning. The curriculum extends existing knowledge and presents new fundamental musical concepts, notation and musical language. Children continue to learn in an independent, social, fun and supportive setting.
Activities include: Ensemble and individual orff instrument practice, mixed unpitched percussion, drum circles, basic introduction to composing melody, notation and musical language, movement (creative and choreographed), solo and group voice (pitch matching).
My daughter started Wee Make Music when she was five months old and she has been engaged from the very first lesson. She loves playing with the instruments, clapping her hands to the music and interacting with the other babies. And getting tickles from the puppets is an added bonus!
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