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Why Little Beats?


  • We love what we do! It’s our vision to instill the love of music, the fun of movement, and the freedom of self-expression to everyone that we teach. In addition, you will be guaranteed to have one of the best instructors around. Teacher April lives in Lake Country, and has not only a degree in arts and music, but also her certification in Early Childhood Music Education.
  • The program is based on the innovative and successful “Orff Schulwerk” approach to music education. With this active approach as the foundation, we use singing, instruments, movement, and improvisation to make music come alive. Orff Schulwerk is a proven and exciting approach to teaching music to children. It gets its unusual name from Carl Orff, the European composer who created this teaching approach along with Gunild Keetman. Based on things children like to do-sing, chant rhymes, dance, and play instruments, Orff develops creativity and imagination. Children experience the joy of making music together in a group as they learn the fundamentals of music.
  • Our comprehensive and continuous schedule of classes that offer something unique and musically educational for every age group, from babies to kindergartners.
  • Our products are of the highest quality, real instruments – not toys! They are backed and endorsed by world-leading manufacturers in percussion and print music like REMO, Sonor, Alfred and more.
  • The Little Beats program uses the Orff instruments like xylophones and percussion instruments, another reason why it has to be developmentally appropriate (babies would be putting bars and mallets in their mouth!) and why it is easy to continue to challenge the timing and coordination of the children as they have more experience.
  • The mommy-and-me style “Making Music” classes are developmental/age-appropriate and also include a broad range of music, such as piano and orchestral (classical) music, world music, traditional folk dance music, and folk songs, and jazz. Parents are also music makers in these classes, where parents and children create bonds that will last a lifetime!




How will my child benefit from their early-childhood music education?


  • Gives your child a head start and serves as an important link to future success.
  • Enhances brain development through proven, positive effects of music.-
  • Develops physical motor skills through movement and playing of musical instruments.
  • It provides a dramatic impact on language development and improving vocal and speech development through singing.
  • Develops social skills and cooperation through participation in group dancing and musical games.
  • The use of timing activities develops coordination, body awareness, and spatial concepts.
  • The use of repeating patterns and counting beats develops math and literacy skills.
  • Improved listening and concentration skills.
  • Increase in self-esteem.
  • Better quality of life!




What is the age ranges for your classes? Are they “all ages?”


Our classes are generally age-specific to keep the curriculum developmentally appropriate and equally fun and challenging for the MANY students who keep coming from babies to teens:

  • Babies Make Music: Birth to Walking
  • Toddlers Make Music: Ages One and Two
  • Kids Make Music: Ages Two and Three
  • Big Kids Make Music: Ages Three and Four
  • Young Musicians Make Music: Ages Four, Five and Six
*If there is enough interest, a mixed ages class is sometimes warranted in our term schedule




Do parents/siblings attend classes?


You are your child’s first and best teacher. Parents do attend and participate in weekly Little Beats music classes. Participation includes singing along with the teacher, using the instruments with your child, dancing, rocking and more. Parents will even have the opportunity to learn to play the ukulele and those skills transfer to the guitar! Your involvement shows your child that you value music and that you are a music maker, too!




​What should I expect of my child in class?


Each of the Little Beats programs is based on research and years of experience in working with children in a musical setting. The activities are developmentally appropriate and children naturally participate at the level with which they are comfortable. Some children are natural observers and will spend several weeks watching the classes unfold with seemingly little participation. Others will jump in from the very beginning and actively and enthusiastically participate. We know that each child is unique and that these differences are completely normal. Often the observant child will be singing all of the songs at home and doing each activity with his or her parents all the time. Little babies who may even fall asleep in class will respond to the music played at home by kicking, moving or looking for the sound source.
Our expectations our parents are quite simple; that you come to class consistently and participate both in class and at home, engaging your child in whatever manner is comfortable for them. If your child prefers to stay in your lap and be held or if your child needs to constantly move, both are exactly right. Your teacher will be able to suggest ways to engage and interact with your child.




Can I try out a class for free?


Absolutely! We invite anyone who wants to provide high quality, fun music education for their family members – of any age! – to come and visit a class for no cost at all. Don’t forget, like, in all subjects, music needs to be given time, appreciation, and repetition for your child to fully flourish! Just because they do not seem 100% engaged or they feel like running around the class for 45 minutes (this DOES happen!), does not mean that they do not like music and it definitely does not mean that they should not be provided with a music education! Every child learns in different ways, and we cherish those differences! To give your family the gift of a Little Beats music education, call 604-356-1685 or email littlebeatsmusic@hotmail.com to sign up for a free class.




I wish there was a class held at another time. How can I accomplish this?


If there is another day or time you wish there was a class, please email littlebeatsmusic@hotmail.com. All requests will be considered when opening new classes. If you know other people interested in the same time slot, include that information.




What if my child or myself are ill?


If you or your child have any communicable condition, please do NOT come to class. We will miss you, but your recuperation is much more important! If you would like to schedule a make-up class, please fill out the appropriate form here, or contact us through any means, including email/text/messenger.




What if I miss a class?


You have the option of making up a missed class, as arranged with the instructor. Please note that no refunds are given for missed classes.




How should parents participate in classes?


Parent participation in the Little Beats class is very important for your child. At the beginning of each class, everyone comes together around the huge gathering drum and plays along to a wide variety of music while students arrive. Each class begins by singing a welcome song and parents learn to accompany the singing on the ukulele. During the class, parents will be singing (and you can learn right along with your child if you are nervous about this!), dancing, moving and having a great time with their classmates.
The most important thing is that you come and have a fun, musical experience with your child. Students who experience a Little Beats class without their parents are, of course, encouraged to continue their music-making at home and outside of the classroom! It is the teacher’s job to recommend ways for families to make music together.




How can our family explore music at home?


One of the goals in class each week is for you to learn songs and activities, then continue the fun at home with your instrument kits. Your child will have their own set of instruments and CD (or digital copy of music) with many of the songs that they sing in class. There are many Music Rhapsody CDs filled with beautifully produced songs from all over the world, spanning the genres, that are absolutely appropriate for the whole family, and written so that they can sing along – and they WILL! Play the music in the car, at meals, during bath time and at bedtime. Play along with your instruments and dance with your scarf. The better your child knows the songs, the more they will participate and enjoy their classes.





820 Thomson Road,

Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D,

#07-52 Singapore 574623

CONTACT US

Tel: 6258 1308     

After Hours: 6333 5550

24hr/ Emergency: 6347 6210

Mt Alvernia Hospital Ambulance: 6359 7910

Fax: 6258 1360

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday:

9am – 1pm | 2pm - 5pm

Saturdays:

9am – 1pm

Sundays & Public Holidays:

Closed

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