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Children's Music Program

Welcome to the Central Coast Conservatorium Children's Music Program (CMP). Our sequential and developmental program, based on Kodaly’s teachings, has been developed by a team of highly specialized teachers who are both experienced in teaching music and early childhood music education. Our dynamic and stimulating classes are great fun and operate in a happy, caring and welcoming environment. We encourage children to participate individually and as part of a group, nurturing their creativity and imagination and most importantly instilling a love of music.

The formative years of childhood are crucial for intellectual, social and emotional development. Music is proven to be an enjoyable and innate method to assist children to develop socially, emotionally and academically.

Participation in a developmental music program during the early years encourages children to develop good listening and comprehension skills, improved memory and enhanced concentration. Students who continue with their study also gain the benefits of being able to read quickly and effectively, have excellent concentration skills, the ability to notice small details, and can quickly and accurately work with mathematical fractions when reading rhythms and more.

Involvement with music enriches a child’s life and also helps develop aesthetic senses. Great music educators including Kodaly, Dalcroze and Suzuki have stressed the importance of beginning musical experiences early in life, before the age of 8 years.

The CMP Program consists of 3 stages:

STEP 1: Creative Music Play (0-5 years)

STEP 2: Children's Music Classes (5-10 years)

STEP 3: Young Musicians' Program

STEP 1. Creative Music Play 

Creative Music Play classes are aimed at preschoolers and cater to children aged 0 - 5 years.  Creative Music Play activities include:

 - Songs and singing games
 - Bounces and rhymes
 - Beat and rhythm activities 
 - Movement and listening skills  
 - Percussion instruments
 - Music stories and puppets

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STEP 2. Children's Music Classes

Our Children's Music Classes offer a tailored program for school aged children aged 5 to 10 years. This program embraces musical development and teaches music performance and theory at advancing levels as children progress through each level. This program utilizes a developmental music workbook which has been specially written for each level.  There are 3 levels in the Children's Music Classes Program.  Each level takes one year (four terms) to complete. Students participating in this program also learn to play a number of musical instruments.

Activities undertaken include:

  • In-tune singing
  • Music reading and writing on the staff
  • Solfa and hand signs
  • Playing instruments, and
  • Great fun!

STEP 3. Young Musician's Program

The final step in the Children's Music Program, the Young Musician's Program is for school aged children who have completed either Level 3 or the Introduction to Music component of Step 2 – Children’s Music Classes. This level is designed as a transitional year linking into our one-to-one tuition program.Students participating in this program attend a one-to-one instrumental lesson (on the instrument of their choice), as well as developing their musical knowledge, aural skills and imagination in a fun group lesson.

Children's Music Program Teaching Staff

Our CMP teachers are:

For more information, please contact us by phone on 4324 7477.

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Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.