Announcing new venues, new classes and unit themes for Kindermusik classes in 2015!

M2G Enrol 2015We’re very excited to announce new offerings for Kindermusik classes at Music2Grow in 2015!
New classes will be opening in Buderim, Noosa and Peregian Beach with classes continuing on Tuesdays in Cooroy. Click here for our class schedule.**

For babies, toddlers, preschoolers and big kids (newborn – 7 years), each age-appropriate unit is packed with music, stories and activities to stimulate language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and inspire a lifetime love of music and learning!

Term 1 classes will commence in the week beginning 2nd February (except Young Child classes which have a delayed start to allow children to settle in to school/prep first). Pay in full by 20th January 2015 for an earlybird discount*. Payment plan options also available, please contact Verna for details.

Unit Themes: Music2Grow
Kindermusik Term 1, 2015

CuddleandBounceCuddle & Bounce (0-1 year)
1) Old Mac Donald
Hop on the hayride—it’s time to head for the farm! Old Mac Donald takes us there with songs and activities such as This Little Cow Eats Grass, Hop Up My Baby and Old MacDonald. We’ll engage in rituals and playful activities including infant massage, lap bounces, exercise, and quiet time as we focus on your baby’s developing listening skills.
2) Nature Walk
Let’s explore the wonders and sensations of the outdoors! We’ll use our eyes to look all around, and our ears to listen to all of the sounds we hear. Plus, we’ll touch, and smell, and move, and play! There’s no feast for the senses quite like a Nature Walk.

Term Fees: $140 (or $130* Early Bird Discount price, pay in full by 20th January 2015) includes 8 x 45 minute classes and Kindermusik@Home Materials: 2 x digital At Home units, 2 x CDS of class music, Board Book: Wiggle Waggle Bee and Chime Ball instrument.

NEW ENROLMENT SPECIAL – for babies 6 months and under attending their first term of Cuddle & Bounce – $80 (does not include take home pack).

SingandPlaySing & Play (1-2 years)
1) Big Red Barn
An enduring favourite theme, farms (and all the moos, quacks, and neighs that come with them) are a reliable toddler hit! Packed with classic songs and rhymes such as ‘Little Boy Blue’ and ‘Baa, Baa, Black Sheep’, Big Red Barn is a delightfully active unit. We’ll enjoy moving like animals, making animal sounds, playing instruments and exploring the opposing concepts of loud/quiet and fast/slow.

2) Big Back Yard
Dedicated to the great outdoors, the environment, and our many animal friends, Big Back Yard is full of songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, musical stories & dances that will inspire you to discover, wonder and explore in your own backyard. We will enjoy pretend play as we become a growing tree, move like snails and grasshoppers, fly kites and wiggle our toes in the sand, all while developing your toddler’s gross-motor skills.

Term Fees: $140 (or $130*Early Bird Discount price, pay in full by 20th January 2015) includes 8 x 45 minute classes and Kindermusik@Home Materials: 2 x digital At Home units, 2 x CDS of class music, Board Book: In My Sandbox and Lady Bug shaker instrument.

WG 2and3 yearsWiggle & Grow (2-3 years)
1) Colours and Shapes on the Farm
Everyone loves singing and dancing, but when you add a splash of colour and a farmyard of fun, it gets even better! Join us as we explore haystacks and hayrides, tractors, barns, and lots (and lots) of farm animals. This unit is loaded with delightful tunes and lots of learning. Find all the shapes on the farm; a round tractor wheel, triangle roof, rectangle barn door and more. There are dancing circles, old farm favourites like Old MacDonald and new favourites like Jenny Jenkins and Happy Pig.

2) Down on the Ground
In this unit, we’ll roll up our sleeves, get right Down on the Ground and take a good look around. We’ll engage your child’s natural curiosity as we hop like bunnies, scoot like caterpillars, scurry like squirrels, and even do a certain, familiar spider fingerplay. We’ll focus on the opposing concepts of High & Low, imitative play and your child’s emerging loco-motor skills.

Term Fees: $120 (or $110* Early Bird Discount price, pay in full by 20th January 2015) includes 8 x 45 minute classes and Kindermusik@Home Materials: 2 x digital At Home units.
Optional Take Home Pack (+ $20): 2 x CDs of class music, class storybook: Jenny Jenkins and Animal shaker instrument.

LL logo13Laugh & Learn (3-5 years)
1) Around the Farm
Put on your overalls and grab your wellies! We are driving on down to Grampa’s farm as well as galloping, waddling, rolling, and scurrying to explore the movements and sounds of farm animals and life on the farm. While singing beloved songs and learning through both fine and large motor movements, we find out how our bodies can stop and go and keep a steady beat. We immerse ourselves in farm life through finger-play, rhymes, listening, and instrument play. We indulge a child’s natural love for animals by using our imaginations to connect with our furry, fuzzy, and feathered farm friends.

2) In My Garden
The sun is shining, birds are singing, insects are buzzing and critters are sniffing, wriggling, chirping, hopping, and burrowing. We’ll buzz like bees, fly like butterflies, and sing like birds to discover the hidden delights of our backyards through listening, singing, movement, and pretend play. Lesson activities will focus on developing your child’s musicality and creative expression. Come along—it’s a beautiful day In My Garden!

Term Fees: $120 (or $110* Early Bird Discount price, pay in full by 20th January 2015) includes 8 x 45 minute classes and Kindermusik@Home Materials: 2 x digital At Home units.
Optional Take Home Pack (+ $20): 2 x CDs of class music, class storybook: Sweet Pea and Two-tone Woodblock.

YC logo13Young Child 1 (4.5 – 7 years: new enrolments)
Everything your child learns later in semesters 2, 3, and 4 begins with this early introduction to singing, reading, and writing music and rhythm. Through dances and games that focus on rhythmic development, we’ll learn a keyboard instrument—the glockenspiel—which will be used throughout all the Young Child classes. Your At Home Materials provide the music, instruments, stickers, and activities for a home version of the same playful activities you’ll hear about from class, so your child—and you!—can learn where you’re most comfortable: at home.

Semester Fees: $300 (or $270* Early Bird Discount price, pay in full by 2nd March 2015) includes 15 x 50 minute classes over 2 terms and Kindermusik At Home Materials. Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, glockenspiel, and canvas bag (during first semester).

Semester 1 Monthly Mini Themes:
Lessons 1-4: Music is Everywhere: We live in a world of sound. As students listen, learn and explore the sounds that are all around us, they are developing important skills that can enhance all later learning.
Lessons 5-8: Ready Steady Go! Musical beats can be fast or slow. They make our toes feel like tapping and our feet feel like marching. A steady beat is the underlying pulse of music and of life. Mixing up the steady beat into smaller and longer pieces give us music! We will listen to the rhythm of weather in the rain and wind and even a musical storm composed by Beethoven in his Pastoral Symphony.
Lessons 9-12: The Melody of Nature: Birds sing to us with many voices and songs. Melody is the part of music that we want to sing. The language of melody starts with games about high and low. Join us for songs, imaginative play and instrument exploration, all exploring MELODY.
Lessons 13-15: Glockenspiels – Pre Keyboard Skills! Musical learning for kids who are 4-6 is all about experiencing music through play and HANDS ON exploration. In this unit we use the pre-keyboard instrument called a Glockenspiel to organize and expand learning about steady beat, melody, and rhythm.

Young Child 3 (5-7 years: continuing students)
Appalachian music is a featured musical style this semester. First, you and your child will build a two-stringed dulcimer instrument with materials that we’ll provide. Then in class we’ll learn to play chords and simple melodies on the instrument you built together. We’ll also explore rhythm concepts through dance with an introduction to the basic steps in jazz, ballet, and tap dances. Your Home Materials include dulcimer-making materials, activity cards, and music that features recordings from Appalachia, African-America, and Native American music, as well as the Western Art music of the Nutcracker Suite.

Semester Fees: $300 (*or $270 Early Bird Discount price, pay in full by 20th January 2015) includes 15 x 50 minute classes over 2 terms and Kindermusik At Home Materials. Home Materials: Children’s Folder with stickers, games bag, and Music At Home Cards, Family Songbook, Home CD of music from class, and dulcimer.

Semester 3 Monthly Mini Themes:
Lessons 31-34: The Music of Appalachia: There is a rich history in the Mountains of Appalachia, where dulcimers strum, washboards scrub, and spoons click. We will learn to play the TWO STRING DULCIMER and explore the unique sounds, games and dances of this region.
Lessons 35-37: Songs of the Sea: Feeling the salty sea air, listening to a sea shanty and composing our own sea story is how we will spend some of our time making music out on the Ocean Blue
Lessons 38-42: Jazz of the City and Songs of Nature: Dixieland Jazz and Spirituals are just two forms of music that come from the African American Culture. Nature as experienced by Native Americans has inspired beautiful music as well. Join us as we celebrate these musical styles through dance, ensembles, and composition.
Lessons 43-45: The World of Dance: Music is for playing and MOVING! Ballet, Tap and Jazz all have distinct sounds and dances. The Nutcracker Suite by Peter Tchaikovsky is a familiar story and shows perfectly all the ways music can move us.

** NB Do you have a young baby or more than one child you’d like to enrol? If you don’t see the class you want, please contact me and let me know! A minimum of 5 enrolments (maximum 10-12) will be required for classes to commence at new locations.

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