Is your child a mini maestro or budding Beethoven? The Central Coast Conservatorium’s Children’s Music Program, for babies up to primary school aged kids, is a great way to introduce your little ones to the joy of music with classes involving singing, dancing, movement and, of course, lots of fun!
The Conservatorium’s Children’s Music Program (CMP) is a sequential program for children aged 0 – 10 years, developed by a team of dedicated music teachers who have been nurturing a love for music in babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children for over 25 years.
And the good news is the Conservatorium has expanded its CMP program and is now offering more sessions throughout the week and on Saturdays. The Con is having a Children’s Music Program (CMP) Open Day on Saturday 29 April and is inviting families of children aged 0 – 5 to come and try out a class for FREE.
The Open Day will take place at the Conservatorium’s renovated campus at 45 Mann Street in Gosford and will be divided into the following age groups:
Baby Beats – 0-2 years
Mini Music Makers – 2-4 years
Mini Maestros – 4-5 years
About the CMP Program
The CMP early childhood group classes (Baby Beats to Mini Maestros) are for children aged 0-5. The Young Musicians ‘levels’ program is for primary school-aged children (ages 5-10).
The teaching philosophy underpinning the early childhood music classes embraces learning and social development through participation in engaging musical activities and enagaging students in a fun and interactive program that involves singing, dancing, movement and various props to enhance their learning and class experience.
In Baby Beats and Mini Music Makers children are accompanied by a parent/caregiver who participates in all activities.
Baby Beats (babies 0-2)
- In Baby Beats the group will:
Learn lullabies and rhymes to sing with your baby
Bounce along to songs and have lots of cuddles.
Strengthen bonds between parent/carer through music.
Make new friends and build your community!
Mini Music Makers (toddlers)
- In Mini Music Makers the group will:
Jump, shake, roll, crawl and bounce!
Experience music through songs, storytelling, puppets and games.
Explore musical concepts including fast/slow, beat, high/low, soft/loud.
Mini Maestros (pre-schoolers)
- Mini Maestros builds on the skills and concepts from Baby Beats and Mini Music Makers, while encouraging children’s independence. Together, the teacher and children in these classes will explore:
Musical concepts which are further developed
Speaking/singing voice differences
Recognising musical pattern
Refining listening skills and in tune singing.
To extend in-class learning, all early childhood music students take home song sheets which become part of their music book. These music books encourage song recognition and singing at home.
The Con also runs the Young Musicians program – tailored music education for school-aged children aged 5 to 10 years. This program embraces musical development and teaches music performance and theory at advancing levels (1-4) as children progress. Each level spans one school year (four terms). Students will study both choral work and learn to play several musical instruments.
Come and make some noise!
Bring your child along to a FREE early childhood music trial lesson at the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music’s CMP Open Day, 45 Mann Street, Gosford on 29 April with new CMP teacher Johnshu Myers.
- Baby Beats (0-2 years) – 10.30am-11am
- Mini Music Makers (2-4 years) – 9.30am – 10.15am
- Mini Maestros (4-5 years) – 1.15pm – 2pm