Small intimate group settings (up to 10 children per class).
Class duration is 45 min - the parents/caregiver waits in the foyer and joins the child for the last 10 to 15 minutes of the class.
Children are settled into the class using integration strategies to ensure an enjoyable experience and assist the child to separate from the
Themes that are based on children's interests and everyday learning.
Home activities that extend on the learning in class and support parents' involvement.
Home Materials are essential to be able to participate in the class (purchased from MusikMakers through your teacher). They include a online music access, MusikMakers Bag, Parent information cards, activities to promote further learning.
Explorer Program (ages 3-4 years)
Explorer Program Overview
The Explorer program is set up so that children can participate with no prior music experience and it also builds on the wonderful musical experiences young children have learnt in the Adventurer program.
What happens in the Explorer Program?
In the Explorer program we play circle, group and copy games that allow your child to gain confidence and positive social interaction. There is an emphasis on social and emotional development for children in this age group. Children enjoy the variety of props and puppets that allow them to try a wide range of sensory learning experiences. The instrument exploration and specifically designed sound recognition activities in this program support your child to further develop listening skills, concentration and train their musical ear.
All children also get to explore singing in a group and as an individual. Singing assists them with developing their expressive language, audio memory and processing, risk-taking and confidence. We also strongly encourage all children in the Explorer program to move their bodies creatively and freely to music as it is an essential part of elementary music education.
In the Explorer program, we encourage all children to be in the studio without a parent for a short period of time. This is a wonderful opportunity for all children and parents or carers. This activity is supported by our music educator with some appropriate strategies that have been developed specifically to have a smooth and positive transition. This learned experience also sets children up for when they are introduced to the school environment.
"I love that my children are learning music skills through song, dance, fun and in a safe environment. Jodie also cares about my kids' development beyond 'music' and gets to know them on a personal level" - Abby, Ardross