School of Music

Music Playground

Contact Us

Email: junior-music@uwa.edu.au

Telephone: +61 8 6488 7985


Further Information

Music Playground classes are available on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.  

Music PlaygroundPlayground classes take young children and their parents or care givers on a journey of musical discovery in a fun-filled, challenging and supportive environment.

Class overview

Music Playground is for children from 18 months to five years.

The 45-minute Playground classes are organised according to age-groups:

  • Toddlers: 18 months - 3 years
  • Pre-Kindy: 3 - 4 years
  • Kindy: 4 - 5 years

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Toddlers (18 months - 3 years)

Our Toddlers class is a group music session for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Under the direction of professional music educators these classes encourage your child’s musical development through singing, moving, playing a variety of age-appropriate instruments and creating, thereby laying the foundations for a life-long love of music.

Through play, children will learn basic concepts such as rhythm, dynamics, tempo and the variety of moods in music. They will be introduced to a variety of musical styles such as nursery rhymes, light classical, and action songs. Through the use of untuned percussion, the timbre of instruments will be explored.

Held on Friday or Saturday mornings over 16 weeks, lessons are of 45 minutes’ duration and are limited to a maximum of 12 children.


Pre-Kindergarten (3-4 years)

The Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for children aged 3 to 4 years. Under the direction of professional music educators these classes encourage your child’s musical development through singing, moving, playing a variety of age-appropriate instruments and creating, thereby laying the foundations for a life-long love of music.

Through play, children will discover the variety of rhythms used in music and learn to keep the beat. They will develop confidence in performing in groups and individually. They will be introduced to a variety of musical styles such as nursery rhymes, children’s songs, classical, and folk music. They will begin to interpret moods in music and reflect this in their choice of movement to music.

Held on Friday or Saturday mornings over 16 weeks, lessons are of 45 minutes’ duration and are limited to a maximum of 12 children.


Kindergarten (4 – 5 years)

The kindergarten musicianship classes are suited to children aged 4 -5 years. Under the direction of professional music educators these classes encourage your child's musical development through singing, moving, playing a variety of age-appropriate instruments and creating, thereby laying the foundations for a life-long love of music.

Our highly trained teachers take the children through a range of activities designed to foster a love of music and to develop skills in an enjoyable setting. They will be introduced to a variety of musical styles such as, children’s songs, a range of classical styles, world music and folk music. They will begin to interpret moods in music and reflect this in their choice of movement to music. The children will have the opportunity to play a variety of percussion instruments and compose in an ensemble setting.

Held on Friday or Saturday mornings over 16 weeks, lessons are of 45 minutes’ duration and are limited to a maximum of 12 children.

Please note:  Only enrolled students may attend with parents/caregivers.