Early Childhood Elemental Music and Movement

Early Childhood Elemental Music and Movement programs from 6 months to 8 years


Gunnedah Conservatorium's Early Childhood Music Program is a wonderful introduction to the world of music for children from as young as six months. The program is carefully sequenced to develop music skills that include:

  • singing
  • chanting
  • movement
  • musical memory
  • playing non-melodic percussion instruments
  • improvisation

Learning takes place in an environment that is play-like and fun. Every child has the opportunity to take a turn unless they choose otherwise. Children are encouraged and supported in their participation. In this Orff Schulwek based, child-centered way of learning music all concepts are learned by 'doing'. The children are encouraged to play, sing and dance.


Toddler classes (from 6 months to under 3)

Thursday 10.00am-10.45am, 12.30pm-1.15pm (under 2.5 years)

Wednesday 10.30am-11.15am

These classes are designed for children to be accompanied by a parent or other carer. Adult and child participate in the music activities together.


Preschool classes (3-4 years, 4-5 years)

4/5 Years Monday 4.00pm-5.00pm,  Friday 9.00am-11.00am

3/4 Years Wednesday, Friday 11.15am-12.15pm


Children attend these classes on their own in small groups of 10.  The program builds over two years and provides children with an opportunity to foster musical skills, including singing, listening, dramatization, playing untuned percussion instruments and improvisation.


Poco a Poco (School Stage 1: 5-8 years)
Thursdays, 3:30pm - 4:15pm - 45 minutes

This group is designed for children in Years K-1-2. Children are taught songs and musical games to develop skills in pitch and rhythm, concentration and co-ordination, as well as activities designed to help them find their singing voice. Songs will predominantly be in unison or rounds and incorporate simple movement. Children play both melodic and non-melodic instruments and learn some beginner musicianship.





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Class Times

4 & 5 years

Monday 4.00pm-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am-11.00am (NEW extended class)


3 & 4 years

Wednesday 9.15am-10.15am

Friday 11.15am-12.15pm


Toddlers (Under 3 years)






Poco a Poco (Children K-2, Early Stage 1 and Stage 1)
3:30pm to 4:15pm

Schedule of Fees

Toddlers (8 Weeks/Term)
45 minute class $110


Preschool (8 Weeks/Term)
1 hour class $128

2 Hour Class $200


Poco a Poco (8 weeks/Term)
45 minute class $88

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