Early Childhood Music

I have a particularly close love of early childhood music and enjoy sharing that time with children and their parents/caregivers or teachers. I hold a Diploma from the Institute of Registered Music Teachers in Early Childhood Music Teaching.

Currently you can find me teaching the ‘Little Mozart’s’ pre-school music class on a Monday morning at Arts a Go Go! Performing Arts School for Kids! https://www.artsagogo.co.nz/  In addition to this class I run a babies music and movement class and a Music Experience Class for 3-5 year olds on the same day, same location.

I will be running Music Experience classes for 4-5 and Beginner Piano/Musicianship classes for 5+ year olds from my studio in Totara Park. This is a great class to start learning some music ‘basics’ before beginning to learn and instrument. If your child is keen to learn an instrument but sitting down for a 30 minute lesson might be too much, this is perfect for you!

Current Early Childhood/Music Experience Class Timetable

Mondays:
9.30am     Babies Music and Movement – held at The Spot, Cnr Fergusson Drive and Milton Street, Upper Hutt – $65 per term
10.30am   Little Mozarts, pre-school music for babies – 3 year olds, at The Spot. – $65 per term

Saturdays:
9.00am     Music Experience Class (ages 3-5 years old) – held at my Studio in Totara Park – $85 per term
9.45am   Beginner Piano/Musicianship Class (ages 5-10 years old) – held at my Studio in Totara Park – $120 per term (plus piano book)
10.30am  Beginner Piano/Musicianship Class (as above)

“Both of my children (age 3 and 5) have been lucky enough to be in the first ever term of the music classes for this age group. The classes have helped with their self esteem and confidence and are thoroughly enjoyed with them regularly and repeatedly singing the songs sung throughout the week. I highly recommend Joanne’s music classes to any child of this age group who
has an interest in music.” – 2018 parent

Early Childhood Workshops

I am also available to provide further classes and/or training to early childhood centres, playgroups, or any other interested group in our region.

The options are:

  1. A fun class of music experience run in your centre for your children, 30-45 mins
  2. A specially designed class run in your centre for your children, 30-45 mins (I will create a class to your specifications if you have a particular theme/topic you are talking about with the kids and want the class integrated with that)
  3. A workshop for your teachers/parents, 1 hour, includes handouts
  4. A specially designed workshop, perhaps you have a specific theme/topic you wish to approach, for your teachers/parents, 1 hour, includes handouts

These options can be negotiable with time frames/content dependent on what you need and what works for your centre.

Prices are:

  • Option 1 – $50
  • Option 2 – $75
  • Option 3 – $100
  • Option 4 – $150

Please note travel charges may apply if out of Upper Hutt.