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Big Music Presents Australia's Most Innovative Music Education Program for Preschoolers
Monday, 08 April 2013 15:29
SYDNEY â€“ Big Music in Crows Nest, Australiaâ€™s emerging leader in music education for kids and adults, unveiled today LITTLE WING, an early music education program for preschool age (3 to 5 year old) children.
Much research and evidence has been documented citing the benefits of music education during a child's early years to help them better develop skill sets in areas such as pre-literacy, motor skills, and coordination. Little Wing creates a fun learning experience by employing strong teamwork and cooperative learning. The games and activities taught at Little Wing, all set to classic rock and pop music that both parents and young children enjoy, are designed to stimulate and mold young minds. The program will teach rhythm and beat patterns, tracking and sequencing sounds and words, tonal processing, auditory focus and the fine motor skills used in instrument play and visual arts. The Little Wing program strengthens skill that can better prepare children for kindergarten.
Big Music searched the world for best-practice preschool music programs before acquiring the rights to Little Wing in Australia under licence from the School of Rock in the US. The School of Rock spent two years working with experts in the field of early childhood education, as well as professional musicians to develop a truly unique approach to inspiring kids to love music.Â Big Musicâ€™s specially-trained and accredited teaching staff will lead the classes.Â Students enrolled in the new program will participate in weekly 45-minute classes over an 8-10 week period. Enrolment fees are $30 per class, or $25 if paying for a full 8-10 week term in advance.
"We believe that if we want kids to learn to love music, then we must give them great music to listen to," explains Scott Sheppard, Director of Big Music. "Little Wing will expose kids to classic songs that have inspired adults AND kids throughout the history of music." Â
"We saw an opportunity to do things differently, and by partnering with School of Rock to bring Little Wing to Australia we are in a unique position to make that vision a reality," said David Berkman, Chairman of Big Music. "We are incredibly excited to introduce Little Wing to preschool children in Australia. We are confident that through our unique approach to early music education, the children in our programs will become more musically capable, aware, and inspired, while we foster a love for music in them that will last a lifetime."
Little Wing was designed to be portable, so that the program can be delivered at affiliate locations. This will allow Big Music to partner with select preschools who want to add a music enrichment program to their existing curriculum.Â Other settings for the program may include daycares, community centres, private homes and even children's parties.
For more info and a video describing the philosophy of the program visit: http://www.bigmusic.com.au/Learn/little-wing
ABOUT BIG MUSIC Â
Big Music is a one-stop shop in Crows Nest on Sydneyâ€™s North Shore that brings music loversâ€™ dreams to life by uniquely combining an extensive retail store with a fully equipped modern music school for kids and adults, state-of-the-art recording studio, rehearsal studios and a super cool rock band performance space.Â Â If you want to join a band, learn to play guitar, piano, drums, bass or reach your full vocal potential, Big Music is the place for you. We guide enthusiastic amateurs and aspiring musicians of all ages in a creative community, bringing fun into the process and fast-tracking learning by embracing the latest technology. Visit www.bigmusic.com.au for more information or contact Richard Berkman on (02) 8622 6555 or email
Big Music Australia Pty Ltd
ABN 68 133 759 485
85 Alexander Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065