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ACO Music & Movement

Join us for weekly music classes designed for 2.5 – 5-year-olds, expertly led and based on well-founded music education principles.

 

About ACO Music & Movement classes

Our weekly Music & Movement classes run on Mondays at our Pier 2/3 venue in Sydney’s Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. The classes offer a quality music learning experiences for 2.5 – 5-year-olds, presented over the course of an 8-week term.

Children will be introduced to musical concepts through singing, playing, and moving, and will develop their creativity and expression through improvisation and dramatisation activities. Led by our highly experienced early years music educator, classes will use a combination of Dalcroze, Kodaly and Orff teaching methods and activities, tailored specifically for the age and developmental stage of the children. Class sizes are kept intentionally small, and children will progress at their own pace.

Most importantly, ACO Music & Movement classes are fun and will ignite in children what will hopefully be a life-long love of music. Focus is on unconscious learning so that children are not inhibited by set musical ideas – allowing them to become creative musical thinkers before going on to more formal instrumental education.

Research has shown that participating in music learning from a young age can improve a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. We look forward to welcoming your family to Pier 2/3 to experience the life-changing impact of music.

 

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How it works

There are three classes: the Green Class for 2.5 – 3-year-olds, the Red Class for 3 – 4-year-olds, and the Blue Class for 4 – 5-year-olds. Sign up to the relevant class for your child on termly basis, with 8 classes per term. Please note the Green and Red classes will be running in Term 3 and Term 4, the Blue Class is currently enrolling for Term 4 only. If you would like to join a class part-way through a term, a pro-rata payment can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss.

 

Classes

Green Class (2.5 – 3 year olds) Mondays, 9:30am – 10am

This 30-min class for 2.5 – 3 year olds is will start children on their music learning journey. Children will be introduced to basic musical concepts and develop critical gross and fine motor skills through singing, rhythmic movement, simple percussion activities, action songs, finger play, and dramatisation games. In this class, accompanying adults are required to participate with children in activities. As children turn three, and depending on their confidence, they may start to participate in some activities independently.

Red Class (3 – 4 year olds) Mondays, 10:15am – 11am

In this 45-min class, children will develop their understanding of musical concepts, start developing their creativity, and will begin to work more independently. The structure of the lesson involves a mix of singing, action songs, body percussion, rhythmic movement with piano or instrumental accompaniment, and dramatisation of songs. Children will begin to play percussion instruments independently, moving onto tuned percussion and using improvisation as a means to express their creativity. Involvement by accompanying adults may be required in movement activities, only if needed.

Blue Class (4 – 5 year olds) Mondays, 11:15am – 12pm (Term 4 only)

This 45-min class will see older children continue to develop musical understanding and skills, through singing, playing tuned and untuned percussion instruments, rhythmic movement with and without accompaniment, and dramatisation to music. Classes will involve elements of improvisation and creative self-expression and children will begin to work much more independently. There is continued focus on the continuity of unconscious learning and the development of broad musical thinking and skills before children move onto more formal instrumental lessons in the future.

 

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2022 Program Dates

TERM 3 Monday 1 August – Monday 19 September (8 weeks)
TERM 4 Monday 17 October – Monday 5 December (8 weeks)

 

Enrol in Term 3 now

Please contact us at [email protected] to enquire about Term 4 bookings

 

Venue

The Studio, Pier 2/3 (pictured top)
Pier 2/3, 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point

 

Schedule and Fees

Class Time Age Group  Cost p/term 
9:30am – 10am  2.5 – 3-year olds (Green class)  $200 incl. GST
10:15am – 11am  3 – 4-year olds (Red class)  $280 incl. GST
 11:15am – 12pm  4 – 5-year olds (Blue class)  $280 incl. GST

 

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Photography: Maria Boyadgis

The next term of ACO Music & Movement begins on Monday 1 August. We intentionally keep class sizes small, so click here to book now and avoid disappointment.