About the teacher
Together in Music is operated by Lynne in Turramurra and Thornleigh Sydney NSW. Lynne is both a music teacher and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher who has been teaching children and adults for over 30 years.
Lynne is passionate about music and supports the view that music plays an important role in a child's development and believes that "the potential of every child is unlimited". (Dr Suzuki)
Academic qualifications in music, music teaching and TESOL
Diploma in Suzuki Pedagogy
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
Early childhood music teaching
Primary school music teaching
High school music teaching
Piano, theory, musicianship, music craft, aural skills, HSC preparation
ESL teaching in schools, Community Colleges and Macquarie University
Benefits of the Early Childhood Program
Children love music. Children learn best through moving and listening. Music awakens and stimulates neural pathways in the brain that are associated with language and higher forms of intelligence such as abstract thinking, empathy, mathematics and science.
Music's melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Studying music helps children establish good listening habits, which are essential for achievement in school.
Overall, music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination - all in a group setting that builds community - a holistic experience.
The Suzuki Early Childhood Music curriculum is unique among movement and music classes. The curriculum is based on a mastery of concepts and developing ability.
The Suzuki Early Childhood Music program helps parents embrace their role as their child's most significant teachers by helping them observe and celebrate their child's social, emotional, mental, physical, and musical development.
Suzuki Early Childhood Method
More information on the Suzuki method generally as well as the Early Childhood Programs can be found online:
The concepts behind the Suzuki Early Childhood Music Program include:
Every child can learn
Ability develops early
Environment nurtures growth
Children learn from one another
Success breeds success
Parent involvement is critical
Encouragement is essential
"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited." - Dr Suzuki