Although we are unable to be together to make music during this period, it is a wonderful time to welcome more music into our lives and connect with other families who are doing the same!
Jacinta has created a 6 week music program for families to do at home, including energetic action songs, calming movement and music, songs to connect, songs to accompany craft activities, songs for health, games, stories and ways to make music at home using things you already have. Like the MAMA Group Music Program for Families, the program is suitable for kids aged 0-4 and will best suit kids over 1.
Each week you will get a pre-recorded 30-40 min video to watch at your leisure, accompanied by additional resources and information about how to incorporate each song from the session into your daily life at home. You will be part of a private Facebook group so you have the option to post pictures and videos of your family engaging in music making, and see what other families are up to! If you’re watching in real time, you can also make requests for the next session and throughout the program everyone can share ideas with the MAMA music community. You can join the program at any time during the 6 week period to have access to all content and engage with the community.
You can sign up for the 6 week MAMA Music for Families Online program on the MAMA website, for $50 per family.
Enjoy this sneak peak of the first session! We’ve decided to share some of the video content for free so you can get an idea of what the session looks like.
Group Family Music Program
This program is a fantastic way for families to connect in a fun, creative and supportive environment. You don’t need any previous experience or special music talent to participate, this is judgement free music for all abilities! You will get first-hand experience of the effect of music interactions with your child, and will be supported to develop the confidence to re-create this at home.
The program is run by a Registered Music Therapist (RMT), so it is informed by music therapy research and practice. Both parents and kids take the lead in these sessions, giving everyone the opportunity to engage comfortably. Sessions will include movement, play, positive touch, responsive interactions, soothing, sensory exploration, stories and an opportunity to chat and play. The program will be tailored to the families participating based on ages, interests, strengths and developing skills.
Group Music Sessions for Families at MAMA aims to:
- Increase your child’s creativity and courage
- Foster intimacy in parent/child relationships
- Support your child’s exploration of objects and their environment
- Develop tools for soothing and playing with your child
- Provide opportunities to connect within your family and with other families
Program time: Thursdays from 9:15am to 10am
Program duration: 6 Thursdays beginning 19 March
Full program: $120 for 1 child ($20 per session) or $150 for 2 siblings ($25 per session)*
Flexible program (attend any four of the six weeks): $92 for 1 child ($23 per session) or $108 for 2 siblings ($27 per session)*
Casual bookings (available 2 days before the course begins if space allows): $25 for 1 child or $30 for 2 siblings*
*Siblings under 1 year old attend for free.
Numbers: 4-10 familiesBook Now