Apple Course & Music Wonderland Course

2 and 3 year olds

Apple Course (starting age 2 years) and Music Wonderland Course (starting ages 3 and 'young' 4 years) both last for one year and prepare the way for the Junior Music Course.
Scroll down for the Music Wonderland Course for 3 year olds*

Apple Course
2 year olds

Apple Course is a lovely way for little ones to absorb and respond to music. As with all Yamaha courses, this is a thoroughly-researched music education course of real quality and depth. The teachers are musicians themselves, trained and qualified by Yamaha. The curriculum is anything but a 'singalong' or 'dancealong' to music, but each activity is carefully designed to tune young ears in to listen deeply, absorbing the elements of music in a natural, engaging, age-appropriate and enjoyable way.

Lessons are designed especially for this age group with a careful balance of repetition and new materials, with songs, musical stories, rhythm and percussion instruments, play and movement, and there is also a short teacher recital included each lesson. Lessons come with materials so you can enjoy the music and illustrations at home too.  Parents love watching how their children's responses to music develop over the course: it feels rather magical!

"My daughter has always been very responsive to music, but Apple Course really transformed her understanding of rhythm and of how music can make you feel different emotions. She was transfixed by the piano recitals, thought the musical games were hilarious and danced all over the room when we started moving our feet. Pupple is an adorable character who accompanies the children on their musical journey. We loved listening the the Apple CDs as a family, and all quickly found our favourite songs!" Apple parent, Amy Crosweller

Apple Course information leaflet (pdf)

See photos of an Apple lesson in progress here.

 

HOW TO JOIN

We start new classes twice a year - in April and November. We offer a parents' information session ahead of these times.

There is also some flexibility in this course to try a lesson in an existing class - please contact us for availability and come and try a lesson out!

You may also ask to join our waiting list.

Families may reserve places in new classes ahead of the open day if they already have a child with us, or have previously attended an open day.

 

Music Wonderland Course
3 year olds ('Young 4s' also accepted)

Music Wonderland Course classes introduce the keyboard

The Music Wonderland course is a real treasure for us and our students. Lessons include singing, musical stories, movement and listening. The biggest difference between the Music Wonderland Course and Apple Course is the addition of playing keyboard games (once the children are settled into the class - about six weeks into the course). The music is fabulous, both emotional and engaging, and the course is beautifully illustrated.

It's exciting and absorbing for children... and parents love it too!

 

HOW TO JOIN

We start new classes twice a year - in April and November. We offer a parents' information session ahead of these times.

There is also some flexibility in this course to try a lesson in an existing class - please contact us for availability and come and try a lesson out!

You may also ask to join our waiting list.

Families may reserve places in new classes ahead of the open day if they already have a child with us, or have previously attended an open day.

 

Our Address

Matrix Arts Centre
15 - 17 The Nursery
Sutton Courtenay
Oxfordshire
OX14 4UA

Get in touch

Tel: 01235 847264

Email: mail@matrixmusicschool.co.uk

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