SUZUKI

MUSIC TIME

A music and singing class for 0-3 year olds and their parents.

A wonderful way to prepare yourself and your child for the Suzuki journey of learning an instrument once they turn four.

 

 
 

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


ThIS small, mixed-aged one hour music class is led by two team teachers: trained SECE teacher Hannah van den Brul, who is also a Suzuki violin teacher, and her partner teacher Marcia Padmore. Together, these lovely and friendly women lead the group of children and parents through a fast-paced musical curriculum, reciting nursery rhymes, singing, playing high quality musical instruments, dancing, marching in time, twirling, counting, leading, taking turns, listening and reading.


A quiet space is set aside for parents to take their child out for a break, with support of one of the teachers, if they need a moment of calm. This keeps the atmosphere of Suzuki Music Time pressure-free and fully enjoyable.


The Suzuki Early Childhood Education programme develops musical, cognitive, social and motor skills including an understanding of dynamics, pitch, rhythm and pulse, greater numeracy and vocabulary, group sensitivity, confidence in communicating, and a love of learning. It’s also a great way for parent and child to prepare for when they start learning an instrument together once the child turns four years old. Please join us.






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SUZUKI MUSIC TIME

is a Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) programme, based on 7 concepts:



1. every CHILD CAN LEARN

Suzuki realised that worldwide, every healthy child learns to speak their home language to an extremely high level. The ‘Mother Tongue Approach’ produces equally positive learning outcomes when applied to music. Suzuki Music Time develops musical, cognitive, social, and motor skills, including listening, singing, understanding of dynamics, pitch, rhythm and pulse. It also enhances your child’s numeracy and vocabulary, group sensitivity, confidence in communicating, and a love of learning.


2. Ability Develops Early

An unborn baby’s hearing is developed during the the 2nd trimester of pregnancy, with the child hearing well before they are born. Music is a way to learn, right from the start. In his 1983 book, Nurtured By Love, Dr. Suzuki gives the example of five month old baby girl, Hiromi, smiling at her mother as she recognises the Vivaldi concerto in A Minor, which was played to her in utero. The sooner your child starts learning the language of music as a baby, the better.


3. Environment nurtures growth

Suzuki Music Time provides a rich and inclusive environment, with beautiful instruments, songs and sounds. A quiet space is set aside for parents to take their child for a break, with support from one of our teachers, if they need a moment of calm. This keeps the atmosphere of Suzuki Music Time pressure-free and fully enjoyable.


4. Children Learn From One Another

Children copy each other as they play, greatly motivated by their peers. The mixed aged group of 0-3 has the added benefit of younger children learning from the older and vice versa. With older children modelling the skills they have mastered, younger babies develop faster and the older children practice leadership.


5. SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS

Suzuki Music Time helps parents celebrate every step of their child’s progress, no matter how small. With each new skill learnt, repeated and mastered, a new step is introduced, developing musical ability.


6. Parent involvement is crucial

As the Suzuki parent you attend the group class, participating and encouraging your child. At home, you can further create a nurturing environment by exposing your children to great music and singing together often.


7. Encouragement is essential

Celebrating what the child can already do and guided by a vision of what we’re aiming for, Hannah and Marcia will identify the next step and how they can help your child achieve it. In this way, every step is attainable. Lots of specific, honest praise from the teachers and parents keeps the child motivated and reinforces their existing skills. In this way teachers, parents and children develop the ways of working together that will set them up for the next chapter of their Suzuki journey, when they start to learn an instrument together. It’s a brilliant way to embed musical ability in your family.

 

CLASS DETAILS


When: Thursdays at 11am for one hour. starting from Thursday 31st January 2019.

You can join at any time in the term.


Where: Suzuki Hub,

116 Weymouth Terrace, E2 8LR


Fees: £15 per class payable monthly or termly in advance. Discounts available for families who earn less than £30k combined. 

                                       

Hannah Van Den Brul, Suzuki Music Time and Suzuki Violin Teacher

Marcia Padmore, Suzuki Music Time Teacher and Suzuki Hub Receptionist