Classes have a 60min duration, with parents joining their children for the last 10-15min of the class.
Children can join the Maestro 2 program in term 1 or 2 only.
Resources include the Home Material kit which is essential for class participation (purchased from MusikMakers through your teacher), Online Music, MusikMakers Bag, Parent information cards, Chime Bars, Folder and activities to promote further learning.
Weekly Home Materials are provided to children for completion and returned each week. This promotes positive learning habits which support children transitioning to school.
Maestro 2 Program (ages 5-7 years)
Maestro 2 Program Overview
The Maestro 2 program inspires children to further discover areas of interest in music. Children will be introduced to even more music composers and learn about their works. They will get involved in a special opportunity to make and play their own simple music compositions. In addition, they will further extend their understanding of music transposition which will help them to be more connected with music.
What Happens in the Maestro 2 Program?
In the Maestro 2 program children will participate in having their performances recorded, This promotes children's confidence and creativity. It is also a positive way to help children to accept individuality and respect others. The activities in this program include an emphasis on ensemble play and working with harmony. From this experience, children will further develop their listening skills, comprehension, teamwork and concentration. Children will learn about two instruments families and make their own instruments from materials that are provided. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the close link between music and emotions. They will discover different ways of expressing emotions through music and movement.
The Maestro 2 program helps children to begin the journey of reading music. The skill of learning to read music involves a complex process that needs a sound foundation of reading skills. So whilst many children at this age do not have the skill, the music educator adapts the learning process of reading music to an age-appropriate level. This includes supporting children by focusing on pre-notation, recognition and differentiation of pitch, auditory memory and fine motor coordination.
"You learn so much more than music with Jodie! It definitely helped my son with his speech and with socialisation. My kids love their music class and the craft activity they bring home every week. Highly recommended." - Marion Froux, Willagee
After completion of this program, children will have some theoretical knowledge of music. They will also have become familiar with, and learned, strategies to make learning instruments more achievable and be best placed for entering an educational elementary music program. With their parent's support and participation, children will have gained learning and musical skills for life which will support them in both social and educational environments.