6-12 months – 30 minute classes
Children and adults participate in songs, dances and playing percussion instruments. Fun, colorful puppets and simple instruments are used and there are lots of finger and lap plays. These sessions are great for child/parent bonding and for giving parents and carers musical ideas to use at home.
1-2 years – 30 minute classes
Listening skills are enhanced – children start to learn how to identify changes in music (e.g., start and stop) and musical elements such as dynamics (loud and quiet), tempo (fast and slow) and timbre (characteristics of sounds). There’s lots of singing, dancing, clapping and jumping!
2-3 years – 40 minute classes
There’s dancing, jumping and wriggling, playing musical games, learning about taking it in turns, meeting some interesting and friendly puppets, learning colors and counting through music and generally having a great fun time. Listening and social skills are developed and nurtured.
3-4 years – 40 minute classes
Children develop conscious learning of beat, tempo, dynamics and pitch through stimulating games, directed movement, songs and rhymes. Musical elements are expanded on and the focus is on having fun while gaining an understanding of music.
4-5 years – 40 minute classes
Children learn some of the symbols which represent musical sounds and rests and learn how to play simple songs/melodies on the chime bars. Simple notation and the concept of reading from left to right are built upon. There’s lots of structured musical game playing and solo singing opportunities in a relaxed and friendly environment. Children who participate in Little Feet Music’s 4-5 year old program can confidently move onto learning a musical instrument.