Music Classes for Children

book-here.pngKodály inspired music learning with Nikki Berry

Trial Visits Welcome but bookings essential

Children's classes - Wednesdays & Fridays
Term 2 May 1 - July 5

Christchurch Multicultural Recreation and Community Centre
455 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch Central City map

Wednesdays: 3:45pm - 4:15pm: Kea  (5 - 6 yrs)
Wednesdays: 4:30pm - 5:00pm: Kotāre  (7 - 9 yrs)

Fridays: 5:00pm - 5:30pm: Kāhu (10 and over)

Through group music making, and playful games that children love, students develop musical skill, understanding and literacy. This sequential approach develops children's musicianship and confidence, developing skills that will transfer to any instrument. Kodály students become strong readers, excellent singers, with well developed aural, coordination and memory skills and a lifelong passion for music. Children's music classes are opportunities for caregivers to learn alongside their children, and adults are warmly invited to join in.

About The Kodály Approach
Kodaly inspired teaching is based on structured and sequential learning while giving children an engaging, joyful experience of music. Through singing games and rhymes, with and without instruments, in the hands of a skillful teacher, children develop fluency and confidence that enables them to be lifelong musicians.
Read more about the Kodály Approach

Cost: $110.00 per term or $15.00 per session casual rate.
Scholarships available. Click here to apply for financial help.
Bookings recommended: Book here

About the Tutor

nikki berry
Nikki Berry was a founding member of the Canterbury Musical Parenting Association, before founding The Muse Community Music Trust. She has trained in the Estill approach to singing, completed two Orff levels, and has recently completed the final year of her Australian .Kodály certificate. Nikki leads workshops for singers throughout New Zealand, including the life changing 'Reclaim Your Voice' courses for people who think they can't sing, runs the junior music programme at Whītau school, as well as musicianship classes for adults and children through The Muse. Nikki champions the right of every person to fully participate in music, and advocates for the Kodály approach as one of the best approaches to make this possible.