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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. or (02) 9489 1151


Early Childhood music classes are held at Thornleigh 2121, Sydney NSW and usually 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.



From 9.00am 

1/1 Central Ave Thornleigh

Suzuki Institute


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