Suzuki Early Childhood Music is a weekly 50 – 60 minute class for children and a ‘grown up’. The music classes follow a 2 week program (with variations). A teacher leads the class in singing, dancing, twirling, chanting, stomping, tip-toeing, clapping, counting, taking turns, reading, exploring pitch and rhythm on baby/child-friendly instruments, and listening to classical music.
Group 1: children aged 0 – 3years of age (approx)
Group 2: preschool age 3½ years of age onwards until the start of school
Ideally preschool age children should spend time in the Group 1 class to establish beat, rhythm and pitch
Children are innately drawn to music and they learn best through moving and listening.
Music awakens and stimulates neural pathways in the brain that are associated with higher forms of intelligence, such as abstract thinking, empathy, mathematics, science.
Music’s melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. Studying music helps children establish good listening habits, which are essential for achievement in school.
Overall, music activities are perfect for child development. Music immerses the child in language, evokes movement, stimulates the brain and fosters physical coordination – all in a group setting that builds community – a holistic experience.
The Suzuki Early Childhood Music curriculum is unique among movement and music classes. The curriculum is based on a mastery of concepts and developing ability.
Our early childhood music programme helps parents embrace their role as their child’s most significant teachers by helping them observe and celebrate their child’s social, emotional, mental, physical, and musical development.
Recognise and mimic a rhythmic sequence of sounds,
Sing in tune and match pitches, understand concept of up and down
Walk, jump and march to music
Produce big and small motions, fine to gross motor skills
Understand dynamic differences of loud and soft
Develop a good sense of tempo, maintain and anticipate a steady beat
Listen carefully and follow directions
Maintain focus and concentration through the lesson
Social skills through sharing, taking turns, accepting guidance, waiting and anticipation