Early Childhood Music Classes:

MUSIC FOR TODDLERS:
Kickstarting life with music!

Bounce, clap, wiggle and boogie your way to a musical life! Our much loved Music for Toddlers courses are a superb way to introduce your toddler to all things musical. In these fast-paced, play-based sessions, your toddler will be introduced to the three areas of musical readiness – singing, rhythm and listening, which prepare them for future development and lifelong learning.

Children can begin in the program from 18 months of age and must be accompanied by an adult because we know you, the parent, are their most important teacher in life.

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Course Details

 La La Lambs: 18 months to 3 years Funky Monkeys 3-5 years 
Time: 9.30am & 11:30am (40 minute classes)
Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Term 3 classes begin Wed 8 Aug

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Time: 10.30am (40 minute classes)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Term 3 classes begin Wed 8 Aug

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Cost: $160 per term (8 weeks) Cost: $160 per term (8 weeks)

What’s involved: La La Lambs

Hear ye, hear ye! Make way for “Terrific Twos”!

Through instrument play, singing and dancing, our La La Lambs class concentrates on the development of language, rhythm and motor skills of your little one. Using word play, rhyme and song, your lamb will love the age appropriate finger coordination activities, instrument play and story time in line with a strong focus on basic rhythmic concepts. 

Using the best of both traditional and cutting edge music education methods, your terrific two or three year old (or almost two!) will enjoy the collaborative activities with you, and best of all, sing, play and laugh!

What’s involved: Funky Monkeys

Uptown Funk for Preschoolers

Our Funky Monkeys class allows your preschooler to utilise their natural curiosities to explore the world of music. Through imaginative play and active listening, your funky monkey will be introduced to more complex music concepts and forms which consequently will build on their learning.

Your child will also be introduced to language, letters, phonics and numbers and how they are applied in the context of music. With a strong school readiness focus, the activities have a strong peer to peer element and group setting.

Objectives:

Basic music concepts:

– introduction of Italian words
– basic music symbols
– rhythmic values, beat and pulse
– tapping and instrument play
– imitative singing and pitch differentiation

Vocabulary: 

– speech development
– rhyme and syntax
– rhythm and flow
– story time responsiveness

Fine and gross motor skills development:

– music associated movement
– balance and coordination of limbs
– finger control development

Social development:

– social graces in group setting environment
– self awareness
– sharing and interaction

 

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Objectives:

Music concepts: further development

– Italian words and meanings
– notation: pitch and rhythm
– development of singing and instrument play
– creative expression and application
– music structures and form introduction
– exposure to a wide variety of genres

Social development: (school readiness)

– confidence building and self awareness
– engaging respectfully with peers
– cooperative teamwork
– awaiting one’s turn
– respectful hand raising

Language and reading development: (school readiness)

– expressing one’s ideas, thoughts and feelings
– letters, phonics, 2-3 letter words
– story structures

Problem solving, introduction of critical thinking, pattern recognition

– counting and basic maths structures in music

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Session Times/Bookings/More Information

 

For enrolment, please contact Administration on 4723 7611 or 4723 7600 or email conservatorium@penrith.city

For more information, please email us.

Weekly sessions held on Wednesdays (Expression of Interests accepted for Term 3 for other days). Session times are determined by the age of the child participating.

 

 

Teacher: Clare Richards

Clare completed a Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. A recipient of the Elizabeth Todd Leider Prize, and with a great passion for new music, Clare was thrilled to round out her time at university, performing Steve Reich’s, Music for 18 Musicians with Splash Percussion at the Sydney Verge Festival, and also featuring as Amy, in new musical Just A Second. Clare continues to work alongside coaches from Opera Australia on various projects, and looks forward to working with young people at The Joan, helping them master the best possible vocal techniques, encouraging the importance of music education, and a love for all sorts of music.

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2018 TERM DATES

TERM 3: Tue 7 Aug  – Wed 26 Sept (8 weeks)

TERM 4: Tue 23 Oct – Wed 12 Dec (8 weeks)

 

Other supplementary books can be purchased here.

 

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