About Music Beat Australia
Music Beat Australia provides community music, music early learning, education and therapy programs for children and adults of all abilities.
Our services include music groups for parents and children, childcare programs, special one off childcare visits, music therapy sessions and holiday programs.
We also specialise in supplying music instruments and products for parents, music educators and music therapists.
Our highly trained and accredited team of music therapists, musicians, and teachers are focussed on ensuring our clients are ‘developing every day’ through music.
We deliver programs in community settings, child care centres, special needs schools, disability organisations and in our clients’ homes.
Music Beat began as an idea of our founder Vicky Abad, who is a world leading authority in paediatric and early intervention music therapy and music early learning. You can ready about our history and Vicky’s story here.
Developing Every Day
At Music Beat our philosophy is to be ‘developing every day’ to match the needs of the families and communities we support.
Our families and growing and developing every day at music with us.
Parent-child relationships are developing every day with music as a facilitator.
Brains are developing every day in music groups, in lessons and with therapy.
Every day gets maximised by having music in it.
Once we have music as a part of our development recipe it continues to affect us, our relationships, our neurology, our skills, our emotions long after the music has stopped.
Music is a part of our everyday lives
Music supports us all every day to form healthy relationships with our loved ones, in our homes and it helps us connect with our communities.
It also helps our children to learn and grow and supports their everyday development.
At Music Beat we want to support you to tap into this amazing resource, and use it enrich your home lives, relationships and support your children to grow into happy healthy humans.
To be human is to be musical
We all have the capacity to make music and for music to play a role in our lives.
At Music Beat Australia we are dedicated to helping you connect with your musical self and use this to support your little ones as they grow, learn and develop to reach their potential no matter their abilities.
That’s why we believe in ‘developing every day’.
Our research shows that the more you share music in the home with your children, the better the long term outcomes.
We know from the research that music made live between you and your child, led by the voice, is the best way for little people to experience music and support brain development.
Our programs create a space where we get back to basics and nurture face to face interactions as we connect with each other and sing, dance and move to music so that you feel confident to do so too.
We make and play music live, we sing, we nurture relationships and provide age appropriate multi-modal stimulation.
Age Group Guide
Boppin’ Babies: Newborns to 12 months
Enjoy a beautiful, gentle, relaxing and nurturing environment that focuses on fostering and supporting your relationship with your baby through musical play. Read More
Rockin’ Tots: 13 months to 2.5 years
What is a Rockin’Tot you ask? It is a tot that rocks of course! This age group has a greater focus on making music with the whole body and playing a wider range of instruments. Read More
Mini Mus-Ohs: 2.5 to 3.5 years
For older toddlers who are ready to explore music and their world in more sophisticated ways using their imaginations, and are mini musicians in the making of course! Read More
Pre-Prep Rockstars: 3.5 to 4 years+
A super fun group with lots of creative play, school readiness activities and for the first time some formal music early learning to the program. Read More
Combo: Mixed age groups
We offer mixed age groups, depending on the location (see timetable). This is particularly attractive for families who want their children to stay together in the music group. Read More
Weekly Music Group Fees
Kids Music Beat weekly music sessions for children and parents are charged in 10 week terms, payable in advance.
A 10 week term costs $179.50 inc GST (= $17.95 per child, per week). Weekly groups run for 45 minutes. Family rates are applicable for families with two or more siblings over 12 months of age. Siblings under 12 months attend free of charge.
You can join a group at anytime during the term and you will only be charged for the remaining number of sessions of the term. Your fee will be automatically calculated for you when you Register.
If you cannot attend for the entire term you can purchase a three session Starter Pack ($70 inc GST). One Starter Pack per customer. Once you have completed your Starter Pack we require you to make a Term Booking or purchase a Casual ticket to continue attending.
Casual spots are available in classes that are not fully booked. Casual attendance costs $25.00 (inc GST) per session.
Make up sessions can be attended at any Kids Music Beat location within the same term as the missed session.
You can also Register for one $10 trial session if you are new to Kids Music Beat and would like to experience a group in action before signing up for the Term.
Any questions? We have probably answered them here.
Term 1, 2018: Monday 22 January to Saturday 31 March
Term 2, 2018: Tuesday 17 April to Monday 25 June
Term 3, 2018: Monday 16 July to Saturday 21 September
Term 4, 2018: Monday 08 October to Friday 14 December
Request A Trial Session
Join us for a trial!
Come along and enjoy a $10 trial session if you are new to Music Beat and would like to experience our music groups in action.
A trial session lasts for 45 minutes. You’ll be joining our regular Boppers so it’s a great opportunity for you to experience Boppin’ Babies, meet our group leaders, and see the smiles and giggles as the children enjoy themselves.
But don’t take our word for it, read what our happy parents say about our program.
To register for a trial session, select your Booking Location. Once you choose your preferred location and day you’ll be directed to a booking form. Choose ‘Trial – I want to try before I sign up’ from Select a Package and complete the registration form.
We look forward to welcoming you and your little bopper!