The Music Works Magic Difference

Our #1 goal is to have all children grow up to sing lullabies to their children.

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.

We build your child’s confidence and listening skills through live singing and interactive music experiences.

ur programs build confidence through movement, dance, observation and vocal self-exploration. Good listeners are good learners.

Music Works Magic is the fun way to help raise brain IQ (up to the age of 7).

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 understand the difference between education, edutainment and entertainment.

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.

Our programs prepare students for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

Whether as audience members or musicians, we thrive on building good musical foundations for children and adults alike

With over 20 years experience, we provide quality professional development and educational resources.

Educator workshops, professional development sessions, teacher training, books, CDs, puppets, instruments—Music Works Magic is your one stop music resource centre.

Find out more!

Music Works Magic at your centre

  • Teachers can come for a special one off incursion visit
  • Teachers can come weekly on a regular basis
  • Teachers can visit several times a term
  • Our Director Anna Mlynek-Kalman can come to your centre to conduct a workshop for your staff so that they can feel more confident to sing and create music.
  • Our fabulous range of resources may be of interest. Need advice on which resources would best suit your needs and budget – call Anna on 0425 854 020 or send us an email at Anna@musicworksmagic.com

How we can help you make a difference

  • Create meaningful, sequential, developmentally appropriate music programs for young children with evaluation criteria.
  • Develop confidence in your own musical ability.
  • Extend your song, dance and game repertoire.
  • Understand basic music literacy and it's place in the education process.
  • Use instruments appropriately in your program.
  • Help children sing in tune with confidence.

How We Teach

1. Our Teachers Sing Live

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.

 

2. Our Teachers Help Children Explore Their Voices

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.

 

3. Our program includes a range of traditional children’s songs

as well as songs specifically written for children.

 

4. Our program includes movement, 

both creative and non-prescribed and folk dances.

 

5. Our program provides the opportunity to develop a strong sense of beat 

from birth and to develop rhythmic skills for older children.

 

6. Our Program Helps Teachers to Foster Good Listening Skills

Good listeners become good learners and with the right experiences good musicians.

 

7. Our Program Provides Opportunities for Audiation or Inner Hearing

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.

8. Our Program Uses Instruments in a Carefully Guided Fashion and Only once the Children have a Repertoire of Song to Play Along to. 

If making more and more noise is the sole purpose of the instruments then one would have to ask what’s the point?

 

9. Our Program Helps Children Identify Different Timbres or Sounds of the Various Instruments

Teachers explore how children can use their listening and audiation skills to play the instruments with greater awareness of sound produced, sensitivity and accuracy.

 

10. Our Program looks at how children learn, how the voice works, stages of development and explores the various goals we as music educators must strive to achieve in our teaching.

 

11. Our Program Looks at Evaluation Techniques.

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.

 

12. We explore a range of fabulous resource materials available for purchase and those that can be made simply for effective teaching.

Become a MWM Teacher

If you have a passion for singing and making music with young children and would like to join our team of committed and creative teachers, contact us on (03) 8554 4339 and come and see our classes in action.


Useful Links

vosa.org
suzukimusic.org.au
kodaly.org.au

Testimonials

"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)