Bridges to music is North Sydney’s first music and movement class for preschool/kindergarten age children.
We have 3 different classes for 3 different age groups that will cater specifically to their needs, with a pathway that develops their skills and begins to prepare them for big school and also introduces them to music.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents must first register their interest with Bridges to Music and discuss the enrolment. See website bridgestomusic.com.au for details. Please do not book into this class until your place is confirmed via Bridges to Music.
To begin children in their music journey we start with ½ hour classes where the children are accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class.
The children have an opportunity to start their journey with instruments and will even get a chance to try specific instruments.
Shoes are removed for the lesson, and the children and accompanying adults participate in the singing and rhythmic movement.
The music lessons are a combination of singing, action songs, finger play, rhythmic movement with piano accompaniment and dramatisation of songs.
Towards the end of the year, as the children turn three, and depending on their confidence, they may start building independence and begin to do some of the activities unaccompanied.
Simona brings to the program an innate understanding of the teaching philosophies which Bridges to Music refers to. She joined the program in 2012 and worked and trained with Jane before undertaking solo pre-school classes. Since 2013 Simona has been teaching the Early Childhood program at the Sydney Conservatorium. Simona grew up in Italy, studying languages, flute and Baroque recorders and has a Bachelor of Music Theory from the Conservatorium Giuseppe Verdi in Turin. She has regularly attended Dalcroze Summer Schools and Workshops and understands the importance of movement as an integral component in early childhood music education. In 2019 Simona has completed Songwriting Level 1 and 2 course at the Conservatorium Open Academy. Simona is a passionate and dedicated musician and for the past 10 years has been studying the piano focusing on classical music and improvisation.