Prepare your preschooler to get the most out of music with our preschool music programs, Mini Musicians 1 and 2. Designed by experts in early childhood music education, the program is designed to take children aged 3-5 years old through two years of foundational music education prior to commencing one on one instrumental tuition. This sets them up for the best chance of success in their chosen instrument and also aids in children's intellectual and social development through a crucial developmental period.
How it works
Mini Musicians 1
This 40-week program is designed to be a positive, creative and exploratory introduction to music for three- to five-year-olds in a small group setting. The program explores pitch, rhythm, instrumental technique, music theory, listening skills, introduction to music reading and improvisation.
Mini Musicians 2
Following on from Mini Musicians 1, this second-year course is another 40-week program to prepare four- to -six-year-olds for more traditional one on one lessons. Still incorporating pitch, rhythm, music theory and reading, this course also starts to include piano playing to get students ready for the more traditional one on one music lesson format.
One on One Tuition
Once students have completed two years of Mini Musicians, they will have a wealth of experience and skills that prime them for our one on one tuition. While the programs are piano-based, students will also learn singing, percussion, and develop dexterity and motor skills that can apply to most instruments.
What Your Child Will Learn
Mini Musicians 1 and 2 are small group music classes that involve a range of activities including games, songs, improvisation, and other fun activities that get children involved in music. The class is a 45 minute weekly session, run during NSW school terms.
Children are introduced to finger dexterity and independence. The technique is applied to the piano but the skills learned will help students who go on to play string and wind instruments too.
Centered around famous orchestral works, colouring activites get children engaged in learning how to listen to music. They'll discover how to listen for pitch, tempo and tone colour on a number of instruments.
Students learn to differentiate between different sounds and notes on the piano. Later on students learn basic intervals and the grand staff to give them the perfect foundation for music reading in one on one lessons.
Rachel Cox has been a voice and piano teacher with National Music Academy since 2014. Rachel is incredibly passionate about teaching young children music and the benefits that music learning has on cognitive, literacy and social skills in children.
Rachel is a proud member of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS), the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia (KMEIA) and Vibrant Music Teaching, and prides themselves on constantly striving to learn, improve their teaching and bring new knowledge and resources to their students.