Early Childhood Music

  • Engaging children 2-7 years in music through song, movement & rhythm games


  • Developing a child’s learning, listening & social skills through music


Macquarie Conservatorium’s Early Childhood Music classes are designed to give children a positive first experience of music in a fun, relaxed and stimulating environment.

Music is very important for young children, contributing strongly to social, emotional, cognitive and language development, and the development of fine motor skills and co-ordination.

There are two stages to Macquarie Conservatorium’s Early Childhood Music Program:


  • MusicPlay for pre-schoolers, in classes for ages 2-3yrs and 4-5yrs. Parents or carers attend and participate in these classes with their child. An important feature of these classes is the social interaction with children of similar age through music activities.


  • MusicMakers for school-age children 5-7yrs. Students in this class must be attending school or home-schooled. In this class, children develop an early understanding of music concepts that will benefit them when they start to learn a musical instrument.


Class size is 4-10 in a group. All classes are 45 minutes.


Led by our specialist teachers, children will:

  • learn songs
  • play percussion instruments
  • take part in rhyming, action and movement games
  • listen and respond to music creatively


Through a range of activities, children explore the elements of music:

  • beat
  • rhythm
  • pitch
  • tone-colour
  • dynamics


For schedule of classes, enrolment and fee information, please visit:


At the appropriate age, children from these classes may progress to other Macquarie Conservatorium programs: