There is a huge collection of children’s music available now through channels like iTunes, YouTube and Spotify, however, some children’s music is not actually suitable for children in terms of teaching outcomes, sound quality, and complexity. Over the next few weeks, I will be looking at some great artists that make music for children, starting…… Continue reading Music for Teaching Children- Julie Wylie MNZM
When Disney’s Frozen was released in theatres, children in my music classes were excited to sing Let it go during music time. For whatever reason, the children really connected with this song and it became a favourite overnight. Every week, I would have to remind them that we would finish music time with Let it…… Continue reading Using Disney songs in the classroom
A huge congratulations to the founding director, Sami Truscott for winning the Telstra Business Women’s Award in the category Emerging Leader. Have a look at her acceptance speech here!
“The cerebellum right at the bottom of the brain is the timekeeper of the brain, controlling movement such as foot-tapping, dancing and playing an instrument. It plays an important role in emotional reactions to music. Our lower brain develops early and is functional from birth. It is involved with the regulation of all our primary…… Continue reading Music and Self-Regulation
Someone asked me today why I chose to name our company Allegro Education. Although I put a lot of thought into this decision, I realised it is not written anywhere. Allegro is a musical term that instructs the musician to play the piece cheerfully, with joy or in a lively fashion. This feeling is something that…… Continue reading What’s in a name?