MAKE MUSIC TOGETHER WITH YOUR BABY
For babies up to eight months
Bond and grow musically with your baby in a calm, nurturing and pressure-free environment.
Your baby will learn through play and discovery …and by watching you and other role models around them.
Why should I join Babies Music classes?
CERES, Brunswick East
Term 1 2024
Thursday 1 February to Thursday 28 March
Join us for the BELLS COLLECTION
In the upcoming song collection, families will play with their voices by mimicking the sounds of instruments in the “French Folk Song,” and Spanish-speaking animals in “De Colores.” (Did you know that in Spanish, roosters say “Quiri-quiri quiri” to wake people up?) Making funny animal sounds, lip-burring, and other tonal play helps children explore their vocal register, discover their singing voices and distinguish them from their speaking voices. And since children learn from contrasts and by expressing music with their full bodies, you’ll be hopping lightly like birds and sliding smoothly like an ice skater. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even notice that you’re learning staccato and legato! In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, including access to the songs through the Music Together app. Join term 1 session and play, sing, laugh and learn with families in your community
Registration Fee: $20
one time fee for a new family
FEES FOR TERM 1
You can choose to pay a termly lump sum or 3 x monthly instalments
Twins may attend for the price of one child
Termly fee: $345
3 instalments: $115
Things to note:
- Enrolment is ongoing however you may choose to opt out at the end of a term
- Families joining later in term will pay a pro rata rate of $30 per class plus $75 resource and Music Together services fee
Register for a term 1 Babies class at CERES below
CERES Brunswick East
CERES Environmental Park
Home to The Rhythm Tree for 14 years, our beloved CERES (pronounced series) venue is a popular family destination.
The Lower Merri, CERES, Corner of Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Getting to class
The Lower Merri classroom is situated underneath the Merri Cafe at the top of CERES.
Rhian’s Wednesday morning classes will take place in the Learning Centre at CERES
If you are driving enter through the mosaic gates at CERES and find a parking space in the car park on your left. If you park as far down as you can you will almost be at the front door of the Lower Merri.
During busy periods the CERES car park may be full. You can park in The Cretan Brotherhood car park on Stewart street and there are a number of additional on street parking spots on Stewart and Roberts Streets.
Spend time at CERES
With an awesome, upcycled adventure playspace, two cafes (including one with a huge sandpit), an organic grocery shop, a plant nursery, roaming chickens, market gardens and so much to explore, see and do – you’ll want to make a day of it at CERES.
From our families
Infants range from only a few weeks to eight months in this program! Most infants in the Babies program are non-mobile for at least the beginning of the trimester. If your baby is crawling before the start of the trimester you may want to consider a family class.
The Babies class is structured in much the same way as a family class. In both classes your teacher will lead your through a variety of activities, facilitating joyful and creative ways for you to interact musically with your baby. The main difference lies in parent education. Because the infants are non-mobile, there is a calmer energy in this class which allows the teacher more opportunities to explain the ‘whys’ behind the ‘whats’ and to point out emerging musical behaviours.
The short answer to this is they are never too young to start music. Babies learn music the same way they learn language; by being immersed in it. Just as it is never too early to start talking to your baby, it is never too early to start singing with your baby.
The longer answer is that it is up to you as you know you and your baby better than anyone else.
We offer a 100% happiness guarantee so, if after the 1st session you decide that you or your baby are not quite ready then let us know that day and you will not be charged for the trimester.
Classes have a family feel, rather than a school orientation, an environment your child will have ample opportunity to experience when he enters the world of formal education in a few years. In addition, children of the same age are not necessarily in the same stage of music development and a mixed-age environment creates a space for exploration and discovery, rather than peer pressure. The Music Together curriculum is designed to teach on many levels of complexity at once, and our teachers are trained in the art of mixed-age learning.
We have good news on that front! It doesn’t matter how well you sing or dance, it only matters that you do it. Your children don’t learn how to sing from you, they learn to sing. So, if you have fun playing with music, your child will learn to love it too. It’s really that simple! Your role is essential regardless of your musical ability!
The Rhythm Tree classes take place on the beautiful land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Wurundjeri elders, past, present and emerging. The land on which we sing, dance and play is Aboriginal land.