Pathways to Music Early Childhood Music Classes
AGE-APPROPRIATE | LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Our classes are for children aged 0 to 5 and their caregivers. The classes involve age-appropriate songs, games, rhymes, fingerplays, lullabies, dancing and stories. There will be lots of singing – our fundamental philosophy is that the voice should be the first and primary instrument used in early childhood music education.
There will also be lots of learning through play as children explore musical concepts of pitch (high and low), dynamics (loud and soft), tempo (fast and slow), rhythm and beat as well as developing in-tune singing. These activities are designed to facilitate social and emotional development as well as assisting with motor skills and language acquisition. The primary aim, however, is to foster a love of music in the children and to give adults in the classes more ideas for interaction and play at home.
Why Choose the Pathways to Music Early Childhood Program?
Our teachers are experts in early childhood music education
Children love engaging in fun, play-based learning in our classes
Families love bonding with their children in our classes
Our Saturday morning classes fit in well with busy schedules
We foster a genuine lifelong love of music in children
Our teachers: Jennifer Teh
Jennifer Teh is the Founding Director of Hush Little Baby Early Childhood Music Classes and the Director of Pathways to Music. She strongly believes that music and singing should be a part of every child’s life. Jennifer has taught everything from primary, high school and tertiary music, directed choirs, presented workshops, written papers for national and international conferences and symposia in music education and carved out a career as a professional live and studio singer and vocal coach. Jennifer is passionate about ensuring that music should belong to everyone, from infancy to adulthood, and loves sharing that passion with the families in her Early Childhood classes.
Debbie Wilson is a Prep Teacher at St Peter’s Lutheran College and an Early Childhood teacher for Pathways to Music. As an accredited do re mi teacher Debbie has extensive experience teaching music to children in both Early Childhood and Primary School. She holds the Australian Kodály Certificate in Music Education and is an administrator for Queensland choir Vivace. Children love playing, singing and moving in Debbie’s Pathways to Music Early Childhood classes.
“Luke really enjoys singing and playing musical games every week at do-re-mi. He loves his teacher Debbie, and has made some great friends too.”
“Freya absolutely loves coming to music every week. We sing the songs at home too!”
Please note that 0-3 years classes are run under the banner of Hush Little Baby Early Childhood Music Classes.
When more than one person from the same immediate family (i.e. parent or sibling) is enrolled in Pathways to Music, full fees are paid for the first person and a 10% discount is applied on the total fees for each additional person.