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Combo: Mixed age children’s music groups

Combo music groupWe offer age specific and mixed aged classes as research supports both for different reasons.

The Combo mixed age music groups appeal to families with more than one child and also to people who want a group that fosters natural family-style learning.

Research supports mixed ages of children working together in these settings to encourage social and musical engagement across developmental ages.

Every week you participate and celebrate making music with your family in our groups, from the littlest boppers through to the biggest ones.

We believe that you are your child’s first and most important teacher, and we aim to support you in this very important role.

Mimics and mentors

In these groups your little one can observe and mimic the big children, and your pre-schooler can help and act as mentors for the little ones.

You child will participate in all music activities (and yes we have enough equipment for everyone!) whatever their age AND will do so in a developmentally appropriate way.

As music therapists and early childhood specialists, we have designed our program so that we can adapt it to the needs of your child.

This means that we can pitch the one activity at children of different ages and abilities and everyone can still participate successfully.

What to expect

If we were singing action songs such as the much loved Twinkle Star, we would encourage your baby or younger toddlers to watch you do the actions and sing.

They can practise visual auditory tracking, then participate with hand over hand facilitation from you or play with a sensory prop such as a star finger puppet, book or tambourine.

This way your bub is working on ulnar grip, manipulation, motor skill integration, and sensory integration of the visual, auditory, olfactory and kinaesthetic experiences.

Your toddler would join in and do the key actions with us by holding up their hands, thus working on concepts and fine motor skills, as well as dancing to the song and vocalising.

Your older toddler would be encouraged to do all the actions, demonstrating competent fine motor skills while singing and follow basic melodic contours.

Meanwhile, your pre-schooler would sing from start to finish with relative pitch correctness, demonstrating leadership skills and complete actions or signs to the song (we teach our little and big boppers Auslan).

So in our combo group, all of the children participate in singing, dancing and playing a range of instruments, as well as using a range of props that reinforce learning.

They also participate in some quiet time at the end where little ones and big ones learn to regulate their feelings, bodies and emotions.

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Age Group Guide

Boppin' Babies Age Group

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

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

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

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 music group

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 $185.00 inc GST (= $18.50 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 Dates

Term 1, 2019: Tuesday 29 January to Friday 05 April

Term 2, 2019: Tuesday 23 April to Friday 28 June

Term 3, 2019: Monday 15 July to Friday 20 September

Term 4, 2019: Tuesday 08 October to Friday 13 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!

Boppin' Babies testimonials
I have seen first hand just what a positive effect it has had on my own son (who has Down syndrome) and the children of our closest friends. The familiar layout of lessons, options available and songs sung have all helped my son to develop in so many aspects. Cassandra
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