The Junior Discovery programme is for babies and toddlers, from newborns to four-year olds.
It is based on the Suzuki method. Nursery rhymes and chants are used as a stimulus for movement, singing and percussion playing. Parents are encouraged to observe and respond to their children as they develop new skills in an un-pressured and stimulating learning environment. Upon arrival, parents and children gather in a circle to roll the ball in order to settle down. This is followed by our greeting song and moving to a drum beat. After exploring and moving up and down to the sounds of the glockenspiel, familiar songs and rhymes are followed. After just a few weeks, the order and rotation soon becomes familiar to the children who then begin to anticipate and recognize the materials which result in growth in confidence and good skill development. The music classes not only prepare children to learn a music instrument, but also develop a foundation for all other learning experiences.
Children gain social and musical skills and good abilities in co- ordination, memory, concentration, language, creativity, self-confidence and physical grace. Each session is 45 minutes and parents/guardian are to come into the class and share their children’s joy of musical learning every session.