Our Music Curriculum
Our curriculum has been written exclusively for Wee Make Music classes. In line with our holistic approach to education it is a comprehensive age-appropriate and sensory based curriculum aimed at addressing the developmental needs of children as they grow.
Materials have been carefully selected from a variety of resources, the majority coming from Musikgarten, a leading childhood music education company in United States of America. Musikgarten was created by Dr Lorna Heyge with 30 years experience in developing early childhood curricula and Dr Audrey Sillick with 40 years experience in training early childhood educators.
They are recognized internationally. Musikgarten materials are the most pedagogically sound available to early childhood music education and we are one of only two schools in Australia to offer these outstanding materials to our families. We are both excited and proud to have been accepted to hold a license with Musikgarten . Please refer to Musikgarten.org for further insight.
Our other main source of material is Music Rhapsody in USA another internationally respected company in Early Childhood Music Education where the founder and director
Lynn Kleiner has over 25 years experience. Lynn has been a guest lecturer at universities and educational organizations throughout the USA and internationally including Australia. She is also author to several books and accompanying CD’s which have received numerous awards including the prestigious Oppenheim award.
Basic Elements of the Curriculum
Creative imagination, singing, instruments and movement are the basic elements we use to make music come alive. As a child progresses through the program, favourite songs, stories and dances are revisited and extended, building upon what the child has already learned and enjoyed.
This appeals to all involved and fosters a sense of security, achievement and satisfaction.
- Stationary and travelling movement
- Creative mime
- Finger play/body awareness
- Massage/ tickle rhymes
- Imaginative play - improvisation
- Partner/ group dance
- Chair games
- Chant rhymes
- Musical interpretation