Early Learning Through Music - Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Juniors
On this website you can learn how to teach music to preschoolers, increase your expertise in early childhood music and movement education, and find the instruments you need.
We have proudly been supporting independent music teachers, early childhood educators, and music-loving parents create their own music programs for children since 2004. Join us!
Watch the video to get an overview of the Musical Child approach
Calling all Educators - Get Your Confidence Boosted
Want to stop wondering how to run early childhood music classes and get back to enjoying your leisure time? Instead of struggling with a new and complex curriculum design, spend your evenings and weekends playing music, baking, and enjoying time with your friends. Buy our ‘done-for-you’ written programs, download music that kids love, or enrol in a short courses in early childhood music so you can create your own music program. You will save yourself hundreds of hours work and many, many dollars as you set up your world-class preschool music activities. Learn what the research says, what curriculum frameworks say, and what others have done. Here’s what one educator says: “Having this library of work has been a godsend . . . it has really made such a difference to me.” Amy from UK
What's So Special About The Musical Child Approach?
1st. It’s not a franchise — we don’t tie you down. Musical Child offers teaching resources, programs and professional development in early learning through music for all educators, music teachers, performing artists, speech pathologists and music therapists working with babies, toddlers and children aged 3-6 years. You simply buy our resources and start using or self-studying them straight away. Or join one of our courses, groups, or personal Zoom sessions.
2nd. The approach has a lot of emphasis on the children improving their social skills by playing music together and learning through music and movement. The children “learn musical languages and skills”*.
3rd. We help you plan your own group sessions where the children are learning musical and other skills: listening and dancing to great music, moving to music, singing, playing instruments, improvising, dramatising and creative play.
4th. You will definitely increase your expertise in curriculum design and soon you will be delivering it your way. Our courses are about helping you design your very own music programs — working with your creative energies. Start here to learn the ropes and then — take off!
5th. Quick results — after you deliver 3 or 4 music sessions based on the Musical Child Approach, you’ll start to notice big improvements in the children’s skills and confidence as they “express themselves musically in all freedom”*, and importantly, in your own sense of fulfillment — doing what you love.
6th. Deep curriculum design — it looks and is easy to implement, but underneath the hood there are thousands of hours of design work gone into finding the evidence from researchers and great practitioners, choosing appropriate songs and music, then planning, testing, refining and making room for the educator to shine. We want your children to “have access to musical involvement through participation, listening, creation and information”*.
(* Where you see the asterisk, it is a quote from the 3 music rights written specifically for children. These belong inside the 5 Music Rights proclaimed by the International Music Council (IMC) in Tokyo, 2001. The IMC was founded by UNESCO in 1949.)
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Even More Reasons to Trust Musical Child – EYLF and Beyond
1. We explicitly link to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia in all courses. We regard children as competent and capable.
2. To keep you up to date, Musical Child adopts the latest research findings and approaches from around the globe, from Helsinki to Sydney.
3. You can be sure of an international perspective because we regard access to music as one of the 5 rights of all children as proclaimed by the UNESCO commissioned International Music Council.
4. When you follow our approach you’ll discover that regular music sessions stimulate the children to play with music and express their creativity. It doesn’t matter if the child is new to the group, everyone can join in at any point.
5. Parents and educators report that children spontaneously play musically after the music sessions even if they seem shy or reserved during the session. As one parent told us: “He is not afraid to burst into song”.
Why Is Music So Important In Early Childhood Education?
There are musical benefits linked to all of the 5 Learning Outcomes in the Australian National Framework. Here are just a few —
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Just to let you know about the amazing influence that the "Pack Away" song has had on our other groups and families. A couple of the Mums from the group had started using the song at home to encourage packing away behaviour with their children. These families previously had little routine and loved the organisation. The song starts and the children automatically start to pop toys back into boxes. They automatically started singing the tune when it was pack away time at "normal" playgroup. It is now a routine part of our tidying up time.
Amazing! Thank you!! Cathy
Thank you for your many presentations over the years. Our members always leave your workshops with smiles of delight and satisfaction, having been given both theoretical background and practical ideas for them to use in their work with young children.
Have received parcel and it's fabulous. Thank you!
The other group that I started with last year absolutely flourishes and the results with your lesson plans is AMAZING.
I'm from Spain, I run my own business, a Nursery School where we teach English through Music and movement. I love your Lessons Plans because they are easy to follow and they organise my time!! I usually teach vocabulary with your songs, we are about to start In My Boat [Lesson Plan] but up to now, children have learnt a lot! Thanks for your Lessons!! It´s an excellent material and I love it.
The children love all the songs, and the use of so many instruments and props and doing something different all the time, they just couldn`t wait to see what was going to happen next. I find that your lessons are really working well and the children are really getting into all the songs now and even the youngest child is doing some of the actions to the songs. I would highly recommend your music lessons to other child care educators.
We've been using Musical Child as our main music program since it's inception. As an educator, I have used the activity suggestions but also modified them to suit our unique bunch of children. I like it that the traditional song tracks don't have the voice. Other commercial versions of traditional songs have a voice that is too high-pitched.
Our instructors have been enjoying the program. It is a very useful tool, and very thorough.
I have received and have been using my new music program!! The kids LOVE it, as do I!! It is so easy to use, and so much fun. In fact, I'm not sure who is having more fun, me or the children! It is an amazing program and would love others to experience it!!
Thanks for publishing a well-structured lesson plans with clear explanation. I’m going to use it for my new music centre’s main course.
I am very grateful for your understanding and willingness to help me out!! Thank you!!
I really appreciate the Musical Child curriculum because it connects the emotional part of the brain with the logical part.
Thank you for creating this curriculum - I searched long and hard to find something of this quality, and would have ended up spending a very long time writing one myself if I hadn't found yours!
It was great to speak with you today. I love what I have looked at so far and thank you for piecing that information together for me. I am so excited that I have managed to find a program that ticks all the boxes.
This is the very best music program for preschoolers in the country!