Friday, 6 June 2008

Australian Institute of Music

Music lessons for 3-5 year olds.

My three year old son and I trekked off last Saturday morning for a music lesson at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM). AIM is located near Central Station and was easy to get to although a little harder to get away from.

The music lesson was run by Bronwyn, a very charming and enthusiastic woman, who allowed me to sit in on the class even though parents are usually ushered out of the room for all but the last few minutes of the lesson.

The lesson ran for almost an hour and included a story about Mozart, singing, rhythm games, instrument recognition games and playing music blocks which are a bit like a xylophone that you can take apart. My five year old would have loved it.

Unfortunately this was not a lesson designed for three year olds so my son spent much of the lesson on my lap. Three year old and four year old lessons were previously held on Fridays with five year old lessons held on Saturday mornings.

After the class Bronwyn explained the three year old class structure which is very different and involves one narrative theme per term through which basic music elements are then taught.

There are weekly concerts for students to participate in and many avenues for musical growth whatever your child’s musical interest.

For more information visit YAIM or contact Tony Ingersent
1-51 Foveaux Street,
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010.
(02) 9219 5436

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