Family Music classes provide flexibility for families with children of different ages able to come to class together. The class is tailored to the children enrolled in each class. There is less competition and comparison because all children progress at their own pace and participate at their own level. Younger children are inspired by the older children. The older children benefit from leadership opportunities and are more likely to act as a role model when younger children are around.
The classes gently and playfully develop fundamental musical skills of beat, rhythm and pitch through activities to foster listening, movement, careful use of instruments and joy in singing. Our carefully created curriculum, is based on Early Childhood Research and the principles of the Suzuki and Kodály methods, led by teachers accredited to teach in these methods.
Daily listening familiarises the child and parent with the class repertoire while helping to create a musical environment in the home.
Focus On The Whole Child
Suzuki said "The power of music to develop the human heart is great." Suzuki's school motto was "First character, then ability" and it is a cornerstone of the Suzuki philosophy, and the classes. Children develop their sharing, cooperation, performance and self-regulation skills alongside their musical skills. This sets up great foundations for lifetime learning.
We have an emphasis on creating beautiful sounds, to nurture musical sensitivity.
Gentle, Calming Environment
Verbal instructions are kept to a minimum, so that children can learn through observing others, listening and imitation. We have a structured routine with an emphasis on helping the children develop emotional self-regulation skills. Aiming for a calm environment allows optimum learning and both children and parents are happier too!
Two Teachers, Small Classes
Activities flow more smoothly, minimising opportunities for distraction. Teachers have more time to observe and help each child.