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We work with parents and educators to immerse the next generation in the language of music on a daily basis, creating life-long music making communities.
ur programs build confidence through movement, dance, observation and vocal self-exploration. Good listeners are good learners.
Our teachers understand how valuable musical experiences are for brain development, bonding processes and lifetime learning abilities. We also recognise that our older students receive a multitude of life-long benefits from their musical experiences.
We pride ourselves on our exciting educational programs based on sound philosophies and pedagogies. Our staff workshop new material and ideas regularly to ensure best practice and outcome for our students.
Whether as audience members or musicians, we thrive on building good musical foundations for children and adults alike
Educator workshops, professional development sessions, teacher training, books, CDs, puppets, instruments—Music Works Magic is your one stop music resource centre.
An 8 week workshop introducing teachers to a broad range of music, presentation and resource ideas suitable for babies– 8yrs. No experience required.Next Course
A 12 week Kodaly pre-school teacher course run under the auspices of KMEIA.Next Course
"Sing Me A Rainbow" is a 10 hour course exploring the magic of the material produced by Anna Mlynek-Kalman. It will run over 2 days and we will explore a wealth of new material using modelling and scaffolding as techniques for teaching children music in a most successful approach as supported by evidence collected in my PhD study.Next Course
Recordings can be fun to listen to but in a music class it is vital that the teacher can be a good model for the children. The children need to hear their teacher sing and hear their own voices. In our courses we help teachers guide young children through a range of activities that include warming up, vocalising and exploring the range of the voice.
If adults sing in an adult friendly pitch, down low, this is not going to serve your child best. We help teachers to sing up high and explore the whole range of the voice not just the lowest notes we can produce. These will serve to turn your toddlers into droners. They will confuse their singing and talking voices.
as well as songs specifically written for children.
both creative and non-prescribed and folk dances.
from birth and to develop rhythmic skills for older children.
Good listeners become good learners and with the right experiences good musicians.
This is a process where we hear the sounds in our heads. this process ensures that the children hear the sounds they will produce in their heads before sounding them out. This helps to develop greater accuracy in singing.
If making more and more noise is the sole purpose of the instruments then one would have to ask what’s the point?
Teachers explore how children can use their listening and audiation skills to play the instruments with greater awareness of sound produced, sensitivity and accuracy.
It’s important to remember that each child learns differently at a different pace. Many children need to explore a room and feel comfortable and familiar in a space and with a group and repertoire of songs before they will interact and participate.
"Doing your course has given me the confidence not just to work with children but to sing and lead parents to sing with their children. You have inspired me, Anna to go out there and get everyone singing! Together we can change the world, and fill it with the love, joy and energy that music brings! Thanks so much – keep in touch!"
—S. T. (Teacher)
"I have done many music workshops over the years where the presenters used the very high sing-song voice but never explained why this is preferable to the lower register. I hadn't really thought about the use of recorded music denying children the chance to really hear and focus on their voice at work. Thanks again!"
—Tess Brooks (Balwyn East Kindergarten)