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)

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)

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)
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.

Please fill out the enrolment form here and return to the office, or email us at admin@gunnedahconservatorium.com




Class Times


Baby (6 months-18 months)


Toddlers (18 Months to 3 years)
Monday 10am-10.45am

3-4 Years 
Thursday 9.15am-10.15am

4-5 years
Wednesday 10.30am-11.30am
Thursday 10.30am-11.30am 


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

Schedule of Fees

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