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Kids at the Con

Weekly classes enrolment dates

Priority enrolment is given to existing students from term 4, 2020 before the general public. See the table below to note the onsale dates. If you are interested in joining our Kids at the Con program, we recommend signing up to our mailing list to be notified when classes are on sale.

2021Current studentsGeneral public
Term 18 December 202015 December 2020 from 10am

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Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops - 6-10 year olds

Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops (6-10yr olds) will run for 5 hours each day, from 9am to 2pm. Activities include pitch and rhythm work using tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, active listening activities, and the opportunity to make your own instrument. Parents/guardians are welcome to drop off their children in the morning, and return at 1.45pm for a ‘mini performance’ of the children’s activities from the workshop. There will be two short breaks for morning tea... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops - 3 year olds

Our youngest participants will explore the musical concepts of pitch, beat and tempo through creative play and a range of unconscious learning activities. Listening and motor skills will be engaged through echo singing, movement, imitation, playing percussion instruments, and musical games. This workshop will run for one (1) hour each day and will be taken by tutor Simona Green. Parents/guardians are welcome to sit in this workshop with their children. Material presented is similar... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Kids at the Con School Holiday Workshops - 4-5 year olds

Activities in this workshop will be similar to the workshop for 3-4’s, but at a slightly faster pace and targeted to match the higher levels of the older participants. More complex rhythmic activities and listening exercises will be presented, including call and response singing and musical signal recognition. This workshop will run for one (1) hour each day and will be taken by tutor Simona Green. Parents/guardians would not sit in on this workshop. Material presented is similar... [More]

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Kids at the Con - Blue Class

For 7-10 year olds The participants in this level bring a diversity of musical experiences (some have started learning a specific instrument but others have not) to class but share equally in experiencing and making music. In the Blue class, conventional and graphic notation are explored and a range of rhythmic and pitch concepts are used, they make music through 3-4 part ensemble playing and part singing. Building on solfege (singing with letter names) of previous levels, more... [More]

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Kids at the Con - Orange Class

For 4-5 year olds Building on the foundational elements developed in the Red class, children are introduced to the first 5 solfa notes (doh-soh). Activities for group interaction are also encouraged as well as some exploration into improvisation. Our Orange class has a slightly faster pace than the Red class and begins to investigate rhythmic notation. As parents/guardians do not join in the class, it also encourages independent music-making. The Kids at the Con is designed to help... [More]

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Kids at the Con - Red Class

For 3-4 year olds In the Red class, children focus on basic musical elements through exploring music with differentiation in pitch, beat and tempo. Motor skills are also improved using music games. This class is perfect for pre-schoolers and parents are encouraged to join in. The Kids at the Con is designed to help children between the ages of 3 and 10 engage with the exciting world of music. Structured classes are presented in a challenging but non-competitive environment which... [More]

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Kids at the Con - Green Class

For 6-7year olds In the Green class, children continue to experience the elements of music through singing, moving and playing. Conventional music notation is introduced including rhythm, bass and treble clef. Ensemble work broadens to 3–4 parts and aural training also reflects this with more difficult solfege and learning of songs in more than 1 part. Many of the participants in this level have already begun individual instrumental lessons but this is not a prerequisite. The Kids... [More]

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Kids at the Con - Yellow Class

For 5-6 year olds In the Yellow class, children continue to experience beat, pitch, tempo, dynamics and structure through playing, singing and moving. Simple notation is introduced and rhythmic and aural elements become more complex. Ensemble work is explored in more detail. Working with different parts in both singing and on instruments contributes to a wider understanding of how music comes together. Our Yellow class is suited to children who have already started school, and who... [More]