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Musical Head Start


Music and Movement Program for Parent + Child. 

5 weeks - 45min sessions at 9am, 10am & 11am.    

Songs!    Percussion!    Games!   Relaxation!

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What to Expect

Each session is approx. 45min and is age specific.

Bubs (0-1)

  • Lullabies for the sleep deprived

  • Rhyme time for mundane moments

  • Baby massage for wriggly bubs

Tods (1-3)

  • Songs with actions

  • Games & Tasks

  • Exploration of music rudiments: pitch, tempo, volume, rhythm & melody

  • Facilitated improvisation / jamming

Kinder Kids (4-5)

  • Clapping / Singing / Drumming

  • Simple songs on simple instruments : glockenspiel / keyboard / thongophone

  • Songs with Actions

  • Games & Tasks

  • Exploration of music fundamentals: A-G, left & right, finger numbers 1-5, long & short notes

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Provided:

  • Songs, instruments, activities - Instructions & Guidelines

  • Comfortable Space

  • Filtered tap water and hot tea

  • Nappy change table in the bathroom

Bring: 

  • Whatever you need to look after your child

Dress:

  • Much the same as your little one would! Wear comfy clothing for sitting and rolling on the floor.

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More about the music:

Music will be presented in a variety of formats.

  • Live music on real instruments – keyboard, guitar, ukulele, hand drums, thongofone & various percussion (just not all at once)

  • Song list will recognise the many cultures that make up our community. The repertoire of songs may include music in languages – Kuarna, Yorta Yorta, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, various African languages; and open to the inclusion of more!

More about the movement:

Children and their big people will participate together, engaging with the music via:

  • Movement – following simple steps & actions; sitting in a circle on the floor or roaming the room

  • Body percussion – clapping and tapping and tongue clicking

  • Small percussion – shakers, click sticks, junk percussion

  • Melody instruments - boom-whackers, thongophone, black keys

  • African drums – learn a little hand coordination

  • Singing along

More about the process / purpose:

Children learn through Observation, Participation & Absorption.

Parents / Carers will remain closely connected to the child, engaging with the activities as equal participants or more often than not, as role models.

Children and carers alike will thrive on the opportunity to tap into musical skills that are innate and that stem from the need to communicate and to relate. Through musical activities and shared tasks, parents and children may find new ways to provide each other with respect, affirmation and positive reinforcement.

Music is a language. It is a language that has been part of human experience long before we had schools, writing or even words. Music can be learned by anyone and does not require talent.

Dedication and enthusiasm is all you need.