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How Music Helps Young Brains & Bodies to Grow

How Music Helps Young Brains & Bodies to Grow

Music is a fundamental part of being human. Certain songs can evoke memories, moods and emotions, and there’s something almost magical about making music with others. The feeling of connectedness we get from singing to our babies, dancing with friends, singing along...

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Caring About Concentration: Why Music Class Timetables Matter

Caring About Concentration: Why Music Class Timetables Matter

A great deal of thought and care goes into the timetabling of our whole-centre music classes. Our expert teachers are always on the lookout for ways to make things flow perfectly, and we pay close attention to the various rhythms of the centres we visit. Planning for...

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Fostering a lifelong love of music

Fostering a lifelong love of music

I am often asked by the families of the children in our community and childcare music classes how they can foster their children's growing love for and skills in music. Here are three simple ways that this can be done: 1. Sing to and with your child often. I talk in...

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Hands and Voices: Our Most Valuable Tools

Hands and Voices: Our Most Valuable Tools

We live in an increasingly noisy and busy world, with endless visual stimuli and plenty of opportunities for sensory overload. It is understandable that expectations of an early childhood music class might include lots of instruments and class sets of all kinds of...

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Hush, Little Baby: Music and Motherhood

Hush, Little Baby: Music and Motherhood

There’s a quote about parenthood along the lines of “the years are short, but the days are long”. Sometimes I get to 9am and feel like it must be nearly bedtime – and it is on these days that it can be a struggle to get through to actual bedtime with my precious...

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A Well-Trained Heart: What Kodály Means to Me

A Well-Trained Heart: What Kodály Means to Me

By Jennifer Teh, Founding Director of Hush Little Baby Early Childhood Music Classes In the music education community, “Kodály” (pronounced koh-dye) can be a term used without a great deal of explanation. Those who are “Kodály” music teachers often are so firmly...

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I Can Sing a Rainbow: Nursery Rhymes and Language Development

I Can Sing a Rainbow: Nursery Rhymes and Language Development

By Jennifer Teh, Founding Director of Hush Little Baby Early Childhood Music Classes Research (and our gut instinct) tells us that music is an essential part of children’s lives, but what kind of music? Where do we start? Nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes have been...

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