Chances are you've seen a glimpse of the music-maker inside your little one, as they coo and wiggle when you sing a nursery rhyme or start moving when you put on your favourite song.
At birth, infants are already alert to musical sounds and naturally responsive to volume, movement, tempo and melody. Maybe you've noticed that your baby responds when you sing to sooth them. Babies are naturally musical - and you don't have to be a great singer or dancer yourself to nurture their love of music.
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Here at Pitter Patter Music Together, we've created a warm environment that supports your baby's natural musicality - and their overall development. In our music classes, you'll learn lots of ways to interact musically with your infant. And as you sing, laugh, and learn together, you'll bond with your child and the other new parents in your class.
Watch your baby's eyes light up during a Music Together class with us in the Perth Hills & Eastern Suburbs! Bassendean and Darlington.
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For kids birth through five and their grownups. Learn and play musically together!
"I never understood just how much a child enjoys music, Thea was so young when we went to our first class, usually a grizzly baby, she was quiet through the whole session, I didn't think it was the music at first but we have continued to join in every session and she just loves it, she is so happy and now grooves along and makes sounds to the songs. Rachel is fantastic and so interactive with every child, she has given us a great place to encourage Thea's love of music." -Thea's Mum, Parkerville
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Each week in Music Together Mixed-Age classes at Pitter Patter Music Together, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the grownups who love them gather for 45 minutes of fun-filled family music time. Your teacher will lead you and the other families in music activities ranging from lullabies to full-on jam sessions (with child-friendly instruments, of course!). Its so much fun you won't realise how much learning is taking place!
You'll take home the award winning music (click here to have a listen!) used in class, along with an illustrated songbook and other resources. As you discover new ways to play with music all week long, you'll be supporting your child's music-learning and overall development - even if you don't think of yourself as a great singer or dancer.
Child development researchers discovered that grouping children of different ages in one class encourages natural, family-style learning, so Music Together developed the Mixed-Age Music Class. In this class, everyone participates at their own levels: babies vocalise, listen and observe; toddlers play and experiment; and preschoolers build confidence as they emerge as classroom leaders. Grownups are happy because everyoen can come to class together!
Yes! Studies have suggested that infants have remarkably sophisticated music responses beginning at birth; they are "wired for sound." They may recognise songs, move their arms and legs in response to music, or even coo in the tonality of a song - and as their bodies and nervous systems mature, they will show progressively more complex musical responses.
Infants actively absorb what they are seeing, hearing, and feeling; parents will learn to recognise and support their child's musical responses. It is never too early for a child to begin Music Together classes, and it can be particularly delightful to share in a child's music development from infancy; parents will treasure the musical bond they share with their growing child.
Viewed by some as simply the icing on the cake, music is so much more! Our propensity for making music is universal and it's one of the uniquely human ways that we express ourselves, throughout every stage of our lives. From cooing as infants, to the rhythm of our heartbeats, to the childhood chants and songs we create and sing, to the music we use to celebrate special events and recall memorable occasions, we are musical beings.
Making music uses every part of who we are - our voice, feet, hands, memory, emotions, imagination, breath, voice, heart and soul. What other learned life skill can make such a claim? Active music-making nurtures cognitive, physical, language, social and emotional learning. It comforts us when we're sad, soothes us when we're upset, energises up when we're tired, inspires us when we're indifferent and aids us in creating bonds with those we love. Every human being has the right and the capacity to be a music maker. Without melody and rhythm, where would we be? The world would be an awfully quiet place.
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