COMMENCING JANUARY 2021

MINI MUSICIANS

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.

Piano Lesson
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. 

AURAL
Through songs and vocal exploration, children are encouraged to learn about pitch and are introduced to tonic sol-fa syllables and pitch.
AURAL
TECHNIQUE
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.
TECHNIQUE
RHYTHM
Through the use of Kodaly syllables, movement and games, children are introduced to a method of understanding beat and rhythm that is instinctive for them. 
RHYTHM
IMPROV-
ISATION
Children's creativity can run wild with improvisation activities based on patterns introduced each week, culminating in a class composition 
IMPROVISING
LISTENING
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.
LISTENING
THEORY
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.
THEORY
READING
Through picture representations of music notation, children are introduced to the concepts behind music reading in a fun, colourful and age-appropriate way
READING

THE

TEACHER

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.

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