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These joyful, playful and expressive Music and Movement classes for children have a proud history of successfully running for over 30yrs at the North Sydney Community Centre.
The program focuses on the vital introduction of the children’s auditory, visual and physical responses to music, building on many of the multi-tasking skills required for instrumental playing. We listen, sing, and move expressively, creatively and rhythmically, we discover the wonders of sound and we use age appropriate instruments.
The classes are play based and experiential, enhancing the children’s innate understanding of music before the task based nature of instrumental learning commences. This also provides a solid platform for the child’s comprehensive development. The integrity of the program is still recognised by many families including professional musicians, who have enrolled their children for years.
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 Boyd 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.
There is now a critical shortage of trained Early Childhood music educators. If you are a musician and would like to make one of the best contributions to music education, please visit the links given on the Bridges to Music website www.bridgestomusic.com.au.