Music & Movement for Pre Schoolers
Bridges to Music...
These wonderful children’s music and movement classes filled with joy and lots of fun were originally started at the Community Centre by the eminent Early Childhood music educator Dr Doreen Bridges.
The children discover that their bodies and their voices are an integral connection to the language of music and life itself. This is a program which awakens all of the senses. It helps the child’s overall development while establishing music as part of their everyday life.
The program has proudly maintained the integrity of Dr Bridges work by continuing to closely observe the teaching philosophies of the great 20th Century music educators Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodaly and Carl Orff. It is constantly evolving, cleverly integrating good music education while the children are building the skills which are required for playing an instrument.
It is held in high regard by many professional musicians who bring their children to the program.
Takes place on Fridays during school term.
2.5 – 3yr old class: 9.30-10am – $105
3.5 – 4.5yr old class: 10.15-11am – $140
4.5 – 5.5yr old class: 11.15-12 noon – $140
Please contact Jane on the below details to secure a place before phoning the Community Centre to enrol.
About Jane Boyd
Jane was inspired and encouraged to study Early Childhood Music with Dr Bridges after taking her own children to Dee’s (Dr Bridges) classes over 25 years ago.
She has continued to study the teaching philosophies of Dalcroze and Kodaly ever since. She has also participated in a number of Orff Schulwerk workshops.
Jane has a passionate belief in the importance of good Early Childhood Music Education having observed over many years the enormous developmental benefit that children gain from the program, not just musically, but comprehensively.
The combination of the Dalcroze philosophy of using the body as a primary connection to music, the Kodaly philosophy using the voice as the first instrument for aural training and the percussive influence of Orff Schulwerk have helped Jane create a model of teaching which both parents and children come to value very quickly. A large number of Jane’s students, stay with the program until their second year of school gaining invaluable skills for ongoing instrumental study.
There is now a critical shortage of trained Early Childhood music educators. If you are a musician and would like to make one of the best contributions to music education, please visit the links given on Jane’s website below.
Phone: 9958 7252