Six Of The Best Music Classes For Toddlers And Preschoolers In Sydney
Not only is it easier for children to learn to play music than it is for adults, but it actually helps with their development. Introducing music at a young age helps with socialising and working together, develops memory retention, and problem-solving skills, and even makes them better at maths! It is also a great time to bond with your young baby and expose them to multi-sensory experiences.
For older kids, learning to play a musical instrument or read music exercises the left side of the brain and can help them process new information. So what are you waiting for? Sign up to one of the six best music classes for toddlers and preschoolers in Sydney.
1. Mini Maestros
Hornsby & Denham Court
Located in Sydney's Upper North Shore Mini Maestros offers classes for children from six months to seven years old. Mini Maestros is Australia’s most well established music lessons provider for babies to 5 year old’s. From its beginnings over 30 years ago, this quality program has nurtured thousands of students to become well-rounded confident learners. As a pioneering brand, Mini Maestros promotes cutting edge neuroscience research that states that there is no other activity that better lights up the brain than making music. Their program is focused on developing the whole-child, from speech development, socialisation, motor skills, intellect, emotions and full brain connectively for higher cognitive function and beyond! Want brighter kids? Go to Mini Maestros!
The format is weekly classes, and it's easy to see why this kids-focused music class has become the empire it is. Parents or carers join in the fun with their little ones and it’s an all-singing, all-bopping session of clapping, stomping, percussion-ing and la-la-la-ing along, all while lighting up the full brain!
The classes also help kids with their physical development and movement as well as gaining confidence in a classroom environment to help prepare them for starting school. Classes are 30-40 minutes and are held weekly, with no more than ten children in each class. Prices range from $19.50 to $24.50 (depending on age group) when you sign up for a ten-week term.
2. Einsteinz Music
With ten locations throughout Sydney, you are sure to find an Einsteinz Music class near you. Choose from Bondi, Coogee, Double Bay, Randwick, Rose Bay, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Rozelle, Neutral Bay or Taren Point. The 45-minute classes run weekly at each location and the classes have no more than 12 children. Music classes are $22 when you sign up for the term ($11 for additional siblings over one) and each term runs for ten weeks. You attend the same class each week which means you (and your little ‘un) can make some new friends as well as enjoying the musical benefits. There are different age groups to ensure your child gets the most from the class: six months to one year, one to two-year-olds, two to three-year-olds and three to five-year-olds.
3. Bluebell Music
Bondi Junction, Balmain, Five Dock and Rose Bay
Bluebell Music has locations in Bondi Junction, Balmain, Five Dock and Rose Bay catering for kids from six months to seven years old. Offering ten-week terms with one class a week, the music classes at Bluebell Music cost $22 per class and an extra $10 for an additional sibling. The terms run alongside school terms which is ideal if you are working your schedule around older kids. If you have a group of friends with bubs a similar age, join a class together and get a 10% discount on your class fees (must sign up with four or more people). The classes are 30 – 40 minutes long and each week you will practice the same songs to help your child’s development and confidence with music.
Focused on kid’s self-expression and offering an outlet for your little Mozart's creativity, Ukebebe in Randwick offers 40-minute classes for children from birth to 12 years old. Running to ten-week terms, the classes are $23 per session when you sign up for the term and $15 for additional siblings. Classes are specific to certain age groups and you can attend on an ad hoc basis ($25 per session). Ukebebe Randwick also offer family music classes at the weekend ($45 per family) and musical birthday parties, too!
5. Kidz In Harmony
Developed by a qualified music therapist, Kidz In Harmony is the perfect musical outlet for little musos aged 0 to 4 years. Through Kidz In Harmony's unique holistic approach, parents and children will learn, explore and grow through singing, movement and playing instruments within a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Their 45-minute music classes run on Thursdays and Fridays during school term at: 9:30 am – all ages; 10:30 am – 18 mths and older; 11:30 am to 0-18 mths. The sessions are run by two experienced musicians who play and sing all the music live on a variety of instruments.
6. Hartbeeps Musical Adventures
Rose Bay, Bondi and Coogee
With locations in Rose Bay, Bondi and Coogee, the Hartbeeps Musical Adventures classes run for 45 minutes every Monday and Thursday during term time and offer a range of music classes suitable for children from birth to pre-school age. Hartbeeps also host musical birthday parties for first, second, third, fourth and fifth birthdays. If you want to try out music classes for your baby the first session at Hartbeeps is free. After that, it is $20 for drop-in classes and $18 per class if you sign up for the term (siblings go half price!).
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