Piano Maestro's With Shelley

Classes

Infant Massage Classes

Parents are discovering that baby massage can help their child safely settle, sleep better, reduce crying and relieve problems such as colic, constipation, reflux and eczema. It even helps reduce post-natal depression.

Benefits of infant massage:

Various research studies on infant massage have shown that there is a significant reduction in overall crying time with infants and toddlers who receive massage. Massage is more than just relaxation. Learning the right massage techniques will teach you everything you need to know.

1.30pm – 2.30 pm Tuesday

Kinder Beat Classes for Babies, Toddlers & Kindy Children

Baby Beats Music and Massage Classes

Music & Massage is the perfect introduction for you and your baby. With the combination of the Kinder Beat award-winning program which features a progressive curriculum with activities that babies need for cognitive and motor development.

The Massage activity during our babies “quiet alert” state aiding in the relaxation of the skeletal muscle, calming, increasing blood and lymphatic circulation, reducing anxiety and improving alertness to name a few. The ultimate benefit for parents and care givers is the bonding that is experienced during massage.

Wed: 9.30 – 10.15 (birth to 15 months)
Tue: 12.30 – 1.30pm (birth to 15 months)

Toddler Tunes : Music & Movement Classes

This mixed age group class is perfect for children with younger siblings. Focus is directed toward all age groups, modifying the activities to suit the class. While our younger children are perhaps learning to sit and crawl our Toddlers love to learn through moving their bodies. As they learn to crawl, walk, run and jump we use various musical beats to help them develop these gross motor skills.

Our younger children are working on shaking and gripping instruments our Toddlers are also developing their fine motor skills, so by tapping sticks, sand blocks, mallets or waving scarves around we are having a fun experience while they are strengthening these skills. While Toddlers vary in speech development, short, repetitive rhymes and songs are learnt throughout the curriculum helping them express themselves through words rather than actions!

Our younger children are encouraged to babble and sing along throughout the class and acknowledged often to encourage the quieter toddlers to find their voice.

Tue: 10.30 – 11.15 (babies to 3 years)
Wed: 10.30 – 11.15 (15 months to 3 years)
Thur: 10.30-11.15 (babies to 3 years)

 

Kinder Beat Level 3: Music Class

Our 3 to 5 year olds have imaginations with no limits! They love exploring, learning, acting, dancing and moving in the space around them. While we introduce notes, beats, a variety of genres while playing different instruments we also learn to play on the keyboard. We do this while exploring and discovering The Bravest Little Tug, The Night Sky and Space, Our Wobbly Dinosaurs in Dinosaur Land, Sea animals in the Ocean, Monkeys in a tree in our Jungle and our friends in our Kinder Beat Gang!

Tue: 11.30 – 12.15 (3 to 5 year olds)
Wed: 11.30 – 12.15 
Thur: 11.30-12.15 

 

Piano Classes

Pre-Primary - Year 3 Classes:

What to expect in our Pre-Primary – Year 3 Classes:

We start with a Hello song, either playing our drums or another instruments that conveys a steady beat. The children get a chance to choose the movement that they would like todo with their instrument.

We have Piano Exploration and one-on-one time. I will listen to what the children have been practicing or struggling with and also have the opportunity to teach them new pieces. While some of the children are playing on the keyboards, others are writing notes and rhythms on white boards. At this stage it is an average of 5-7 minutes per child one-on-one.

We then have another movement activity exploring different instruments and rhythms. (These could be recorders, glockenspiels, wooden or metal instruments).

Every week a new concept is taught or revised about music. We then play a musical game to help reinforce the musical concepts. (e.g. Forte / piano musical dynamics which mean loud and soft).

Our parents then join us 5 minutes before the end of class for sharing time. Your child will show you what they have been learning and i will share the musical concept of the week.

A goodbye game and song is sung to end the class.

Tue: 3.30 – 4.15 
Wed: 3.30 – 4.15 
Thur: 3.30 – 4.15 and 4.15 – 5pm

 

Year 4 onwards and AMEB Classes:

What to expect in a Private Class: Year 4 upwards:

We will do a 20 minute one-on-one piano lesson. Again i will start with simple piano pieces moving onto more complex pieces.

A book a year will need to be purchased (averaging $30-$40) And i will provide copies of music to fill in the gaps or reinforce concepts.

Lastly we end the class playing a musical game with one another (hence the small group). This is almost like a revision of music concepts but in a fun way.

Other activities:

The children will write words to a song they have made up and then compose some music on smaller keyboards.

They will use the white boards to create musical ideas, play music hangman or the dot game. I also have a variety of musical board type games for the children to play in pairs. When we are having fun it is much easier to learn!

Tue:  4.15 to 6pm
Wed: 4.15 to 6pm
Thur: 4.45 to 6pm

 

Homeschooled Students Classes:

What to expect in a Homeschooled Piano Class:

During a class we will cover theory of music. This helps children grasp the concepts of piano (like the alphabet of music)

We will start at the very beginning and work our way through to more complex concepts. Even if your child joins in a different term we revise the concepts as repetition and practice reinforces these unfamiliar concepts.


(Classes are 3 pupils at 45 minutes class and 4 pupils at 60 minute classes.)

1. We start with a Hello song, either playing our drums or another instruments that conveys a steady beat. The children get a chance to choose the movement that they would like todo with their instrument.

2. We have Piano Exploration and one-on-one time. I will listen to what the children have been practicing or struggling with and also have the opportunity to teach them new pieces. While some of the children are playing on the keyboards, others are writing notes and rhythms on white boards.

3. We then have another movement activity exploring different instruments and rhythms. (These could be recorders, glockenspiels, wooden or metal instruments).

4. Every week a new concept is taught or revised about music. We then play a musical game to help reinforce the musical concepts. (e.g. Forte / piano musical dynamics which mean loud and soft).

5. Our parents then join us 5 minutes before the end of class for sharing time. Your child will show you what they have been learning and i will share the musical concept of the week.

6. A goodbye game and song is sung to end the class.

Thur: 12.30 to 1.15

 

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