Rhythm & Rhymes

Note: Term fees currently not applicable while we get back into the swing of things. The course is being run at the new Noah’s Centre at 48 Paradise Beach Rd, with a suggested entry fee of $5-$10. For more info please contact us, or just rock up on Thursday – no bookings required.

Music is a Verb is excited to provide our Early Learning Music Program, pitched at children aged 3 months through to 10 years old.

The Rhythm & Rhymes Early Years Music Program aims to provide a carefully planned sequential series of musical activities for little ones in a fun, nurturing environment.

Run by a Music Teacher (Megan Kovalik), an Early Years Professional (Christine McInerney-Percy), and a Music Therapist (Juliana Mathews), this voice-led small group program will be run over 8 weeks during the school term.

Classes will include explorations of beat, rhythm, tempo, and pitch through the use of percussion instruments, rhymes, singing, dancing, and musical games.

Cuddly Quavers 

This group is all about helping increase the bond between caregiver and baby by empowering caregivers to feel confident using their voice and rhythmic movement to connect with their little one. Babies are uniquely attuned to the sounds of voices around them from birth onwards and show a clear preference for the voice of their primary attachment figure. Early engagement with music also supports their neurologic and emotional development and sets them up for success when mastering early language skills.

Age Group: For babies aged 3 – 23 months.

Running time: 30 minutes. 

Cost: $10 per session

Time: Thursdays, 10am for 10.15 start

Clever Crotchets

Clever Crotchets 

Our toddler group will introduce activities to help with self-regulation and sensory integration, along with teaching basic music skills in rhythm and pitch. Simple songs will be used to support the development of language and motor skills through the repetition of familiar sounds, stories, and movements. Toddlers benefit from this sort of music education as it is a fun way to support their cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and behavioural development.

Age Group: For children aged 2 – 3.5 years.

Running time: 30 minutes. 

Cost: $10 per session

Time: Thursdays, 10am for 10.15 start

Mighty Minims 

While not strictly a transition to school program, our preschool group will certainly help prepare your child for the challenges ahead. Music education at this age helps young children think about and plan their movements and actions, prepare and participate in social and physical activities, rehearse language skills, listen and respond to cognitive tasks, and learn how to regulate their emotions. Our program will also encourage the lifelong skill of learning by teaching basic musical concepts using correct terminology that will further enrich their vocabulary.

Age group: For preschoolers aged 3.5 – 5 years

Running Time: 30 minutes

Cost: $10 per session

Time: Thursdays, 11.15am

Soaring Semibreves

This is a group for Primiary School aged students with a focus on music education in a fun, active way. Children will learn foundation music concepts like pitch, rhythm, harmony, and melody in a relaxed group setting.

This group is ideal for children:

  • with speech issues
  • needing a confidence boost
  • musical kids who aren’t ready to take up an instrument
  • quirky kids looking for their tribe.

Age group: 5 – 10 year olds

Running Time: 30 minutes

Cost: $10 per session

Time: Thursdays, 11.15am

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