Early Childhood Programs

The Suzuki Early Childhood Music program is a small group music class for children. There are three age groups: 0-3, 0-6 and 3-6 years children. One parent or one caregiver accompanies each child in the class. Children actively learn about beat, rhythm and pitch in a fun atmosphere while sampling all that music has to offer.

 

The 0-3 years, 0-6 years and 3-6 years programs are lots of fun and allow the children to interact and learn with (and from) each another.

 

0 - 3 years

Parents or caregivers work with their child during each class.

 

Some of the activities that can be included in the program:

 

  • Recognise and mimic a rhythmic sequence of sounds

  • Develop pitch (sing in tune) and understand the concept of up and down

  • Walk, jump, march and dance to music

  • Fine and gross motor skills

  • Understand dynamic differences of loud and soft

  • Develop a good sense of tempo, maintain and anticipate a steady beat

  • Recognise changes of tempo

  • Listen carefully and follow directions

  • Maintain focus and concentration through the lesson

  • Social skills through sharing, taking turns, accepting guidance, waiting and anticipation

Skills developed during the program:

 

  • Language

  • Social Interaction

  • Problem Solving

  • Music Playing

  • Voice Expression

  • Self Expression

  • Teamwork

 

 

  • Goal Setting

  • Creativity

  • Self Esteem

  • Memory Skills

  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills

  • Emotional Development

  • Family Involvement

 

0 - 6 years

 

  • Concentration

  • Listening

  • Coordination

  • Confidence

 

This is a family group with siblings aged 0-6 years in the same class using a combination of the 0-3 and 3-6 class program modified to suit the group.

3 - 6 years

Parents or caregivers accompany their child and assist them during the class if needed.

 

Some of the activities that can be included in the classes:

 

  • Listening and movement (fine and gross motor skills)

  • Beat and rhythm work

  • Creative movement

  • Use of a variety of percussion instruments including glockenspiel and xylophone

  • Pitch development - Singing- use of sol fa and the Curwen hand signs

  • Kodaly, Orff Schulwerk and Dalcroze Eurhythmics

  • Music Mind Games material and games

  • Simple age appropriate notation symbols

 

Please contact us if you would like further information about the programs. info@togetherinmusic.com.au or (02) 9489 1151

Classes

Early Childhood music classes are held at Thornleigh 2121, Sydney NSW and run for a term of 8 - 10 weeks, which typically corresponds with a school term.

 

Children can join the class at any time during the program term.

 

Children may attend a class during the term as a trial depending on availability.

 

 

Classes run for between 50-60 minutes and are held on weekdays.

 

Weekdays:

From 9.00am 

1/1 Central Ave Thornleigh

Suzuki Institute

 

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