Early Childhood

Moving Into Music has been delivering high quality music education in Melbourne for more than 20 years. We are serious about music education.

Our programs are well established. They are based on recent research into early childhood learning and child development melded with the best of traditional principles.

They have stood the test of time and are updated regularly to ensure we deliver best practice teaching.

Our programs are recognised for their quality and our teachers enjoy a strong reputation for excellence within the early childhood and music education professional communities.

Babies : Musical Parenting

Age: Courses for parents and babies aged 6 mths – 18mths
Structure: 8-10 lessons of 35 minutes duration per school term
Class Size: Up to 8 babies with parents
Student Materials: Course summary handouts
Venues: Toorak, Camberwell, Ivanhoe, Kew

 

Learn lullabies to soothe and action songs to stimulate your baby. Learn to engage in musical play and explore the parent-child bond in a musical way … using touch, traditional rhymes, songs and chants, dance, movement and instrumental play. Our class activities will stimulate babies’ auditory pathways as well as their eyes, bodies and minds. We will direct you to resources to assist your understanding of your growing and developing child.

Toddlers : Musical Beginnings

Age: Classes for parents and toddlers aged 18mths – 3 years
Structure: 8-10 classes of 45 minutes duration per school term
Class Size: Up to 10 children with parents
Student Materials: Moving Into Music Songbook
Venues: Toorak, Camberwell, Ivanhoe, Kew

 

Toddlers are full of energy – forever on the move. We channel this energy and introduce them to the world of music through rhyming, singing, moving, dancing and playing simple percussion instruments. For toddlers this can be the first opportunity to share growing and learning together in a group. Parents work as partners with their child and, led by the teacher, build a stimulating, exciting and supportive learning environment for the class group.

Musical Pre-Schoolers

Age: Classes for parents and pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years
Structure: 8-10 classes of 45 minutes duration per school term
Class Size: Up to 10 children with parents
Student Materials: Moving Into Music Songbook
Venues: Toorak, Camberwell, Ivanhoe, Kew

 

Pre-Schoolers are ready for new challenges! We know this and will present them with a wide range of activities increasing in difficulty and complexity. Through these activities we lay musical foundations. We develop musical skills through speech and singing, movement and dance, listening and through playing percussion instruments. We explore musical concepts, develop creativity through improvisation and build self-esteem. These are the cornerstones of the learning process. The joy of being actively involved in creating music will set your child on the path to a lifelong appreciation of music.