Early Childhood Music
Our Early Childhood Music department is committed to ensuring that all children have access to the benefits of music education from early in life.
As well as our continuum of classes from Sprouts through to Saplings, we offer regular professional development workshops for Early Childhood Educators and Primary School Teachers in early stage one.
We can also provide specialist Early Childhood Music teachers to visit your centre and present a regular music program.
Sprouts Age 1-3
Seedlings Age 3-5
Held in Lismore.
Our music program is designed to nurture children’s instinctive love of music and rhythm, and to develop their enjoyment and understanding of music in a playful and creative learning environment. Our classes are carefully structured using age appropriate songs, rhythms, movement activities and musical games, providing opportunities for all children to learn through participation in musical activities at levels consistent with their stage of learning.
Sprouts are developing the foundations of music skills including pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, and hand coordination.
Sprouts (1-3 years) – 9:30 – 10:15am
Seedlings (3-5 years) – 10:30 – 11:15am
Music in Preschools
As part of the Northern Rivers Conservatorium ECM program, we offer quality music sessions in Pre-schools in the Northern Rivers region.
Our music sessions are carefully structured using age appropriate songs, games and movement activities, as well as encouraging creativity, so that children may develop a positive and enjoyable relationship to music. We provide opportunities for all students to learn through participation in musical activities at levels consistent with their stage of learning.
An appointed professional music teacher will visit your school. Music sessions run for one hour. It is recommended that you book for a 4-5 week block as children will benefit from having consistency. Session cost: $100
Professional Development Workshops
Early Childhood educators
Primary school teachers -Kindergarten and Stage One
NESA accredited 3 hour workshops are developed in line with the Department of Education Creative Arts Curriculum.
These workshops present information about the importance and benefits of music in the developing child, inspired by the music educational work of Kodaly and Dalcroze as well as recent studies of child development.
Participants learn age appropriate repertoire, rhythms, movement activities and interactive musical games. Take practical tools with confidence back to your school. No previous music experience necessary.
Workshops include an information pack with lyric sheets, course certificate, song recordings, and music education notes. Afternoon tea provided.
Cost $100 per person or $60 for students, $300 for four staff members