Music Rhapsody

Pre School Music Classes for kids in a fun, friendly environment

at our North Shore studio in Auckland

 

Preschool Music Education

The Music Rhapsody programme believes that every child is born with an innate and profound musicality. At the most basic and obvious level this musicality is demonstrated every day in such things as our ability to walk and talk. Our musicality is a gift, and with proper nurturing it grows with your child.

The Music Rhapsody program, developed by internationally renowned music educator Lynn Kleiner, addresses each age and stage of childhood development. It meets your child exactly where he or she is. Beautiful, diverse songs, singable phrases, repetition with variety, the use of instruments, puppets and visuals all foster the love of music in an exciting and creative environment. It is a program that, to its core, acknowledges and values the input and creativity of each and every child.

Music Rhapsody perfectly prepares students and parents to transition into Simply Music's piano method. Simply Music Piano has students age six through adult playing contemporary, classical, blues, jazz, gospel, arrangements, and accompaniments from their very first lessons. Utilizing an approach that honors and emulates the natural development of all humans, we temporarily delay the reading process and teach you and your child to play by immersing you in playing great-sounding music immediately, from your very first lessons!

Why Music Rhapsody?

The Music Rhapsody programme is based on the innovative and successful “Orff Schulwerk” approach to music education. With this active approach as the foundation, we use singing, instruments, movement, and improvisation to make music come alive. Orff Schulwerk is a proven and exciting approach to teaching music to children. It gets its unusual name from Carl Orff, the European composer who created this teaching approach along with Gunild Keetman. Based on things children like to do-sing, chant rhymes, dance, and play instruments. Orff develops creativity and imagination. The Orff melody instruments are very high quality and include xylophones, glockenspiels, and metallophones as well as recorder and percussion instruments of all types. Children experience the joy of making music together in a group as they learn the fundamentals of music.

How will my child benefit from early childhood music education?

  • Gives your child a head start and serves as an important link to future success.

  • Enhances brain development through proven, positive effects of music.

  • Develops physical motor skills through movement and playing of music instruments.

  • Provides a dramatic impact on language development and improving vocal and speech development through singing.

  • Develops social skills and cooperation through participation in group dancing and musical games.

  • Use of timing activities develops coordination, body awareness and spatial concepts.

  • Use of repeating patterns and counting beats develops math and literacy skills.

  • Improved listening and concentration skills.

  • Increase of self-esteem.

  • Better quality of life!

We both really enjoy the classes. The children are able to get involved in singing, dancing and playing instruments in a relaxed and friendly environment. They are introduced to a range of musical styles and very soon have their own favourite songs. The use of soft toys as props to draw the children out is fantastic and means even the very shy can’t contain themselves. These classes are a wonderful opportunity for some fun parent and child time. Our daughter proudly wears her backpack with take-home instruments and a cd which she loves to play at home and in the car.
— Belinda

Our Programmes 

Babies Make Music 

Babies react instinctively to music. Rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your babies development 

Kids Make Music 

Sing, dance and play instruments with your youngster. Solo singing is encouraged to help your child develop listening, pitch-making and language skills. Watch your little one start to understand the concepts of high/low, soft/loud, up/down, all in a game-like atmosphere, with puppets, felts and props 

 

Toddlers Make Music 

Songs, dances and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a beat, all of which will enhance your childs timing, coordination and listening skills. High quality percussion instruments, puppets, stories and colourful props

Big Kids Make Music 

Kids sing, move, play and explore with high quality Orff xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, plus drums and other percussion. Games, rhymes and stories. Helps develop a sense of timing and coordination while introducing your child to key musical concepts and vocabulary