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.
Music education has many proven benefits for children including developing concentration, listening skills and coordination. Being part of a music group helps your child develop social skills, communication and build confidence. Join our weekly early childhood music classes, and give your child a foundation for a lifelong journey of music.
In addition to our early childhood music classes, we have an established ‘Music in Preschools’ program across the Northern Rivers and run professional development workshops for early childhood and primary school teachers in the region that are accredited through NESA. See details below…
Sprouts & Seedlings
Early Childhood Music Classes
Join us each Thursday morning during school term in our dedicated children’s music Space.
2022 Classes will re-commence on February the 10th.
Sprouts – 9:30-10:15am (1-3 years)
Seedlings – 10:30-11:15am (3-5 years)
Cost: $45 for a 5 week block ($11 casual drop in price)
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. Classes are carefully structured using age appropriate songs, games and movement activities. We provide opportunities for all children to learn through participation in musical activities and have a range of beautiful and diverse musical instruments here to discover.
Our experienced and dedicated teachers provide engaging and inspiring learning, introducing music concepts through singing, movement, rhythm and musical games.
The 5 week block allows a more consistent group to form, and children will benefit from the unfolding lessons, with a mixture of repetition and progression through fun, play based songs, rhythms and music and movement activities. A booklet based on the theme will be included with each 5 week block of lessons.
Music in Preschools
The NRC offers quality music sessions in Preschools & Childcare Centers. We visit you or you visit us!
Our experienced and dedicated teachers provide engaging and inspiring learning, introducing music concepts through singing, movement, rhythm and musical games. Our music sessions are playful and educational, encouraging creativity so that children may develop a positive and enjoyable relationship to music. We provide opportunities for children to learn through participation in musical activities at levels consistent with their stage of learning.
An appointed teacher can visit your preschool or you can plan an excursion to Lismore’s hive of creativity! The Conservatorium opens onto The Quad, offering exciting options for the children to participate in a music class, visit the art gallery, library or picnic in the park. Music sessions are minimum one hour with options to split two half hour sessions for two groups.
Professional Development Workshops
Early Childhood Educators and Kindergarten- Stage One Primary School Teachers
NESA accredited workshops developed in line with the Department of Education Creative Arts Curriculum and Early Childhood Australia.
These workshops present information about the importance and benefits of music in the developing child, and build on musical repertoire and activities based around beat, rhythm and movement.
The Primary school workshop incorporates the K-2 curriculum in a practical and creative way.
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 is provided.