Music School | ISM Norman Park

Group Music Lessons for kids in Brisbane

ISM Normal Park offers Group Music Lessons for two to twelve year olds

Start your child’s musical journey at ISM Norman Park, a member of the largest group education network offering music education courses for students aged 2 – 12 years in Australia. The International School of Music offers a unique music education experience in a fun-filled group setting. Their main aim is to foster a love and understanding of music and from the age of four, they use the piano as the practical instrument.

At ISM they teach music as a language

  • What you hear you sing
  • What you sing you play
  • What you play you read
  • What you read you write

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ISM Norman Park Music School Programs:

Jitterbugs Music

Two year olds ~ 30 MINUTES ~ one lesson per week

The Jitterbugs program provides two year old children with the opportunity to experience early musical concepts in an age-appropriate setting. Jitterbugs is a nurturing and supportive environment which encourages creativity and the life skills of learning to share, take turns and work with others.

Children will be introduced to music fundamentals such as:

  • Rhythm/Beat – using percussion
  • Aural – developing listening skills
  • Pitch – singing songs
  • Gross motor skills – action to music or songs
  • Musical craft and games related to the lesson topic.

Beebopper Music

Three year olds ~ 45 MINUTES ~ one lesson per week

This program aims to develop all aspects of early music fundamentals for this most receptive age group, in which children start to understand music as a language. Beebopper Music is an ideal way to give your child the opportunity of enjoying and discovering the world of music.

Children learn the musical concepts of:

  • Pitch through a structured vocal program of original and known favourites
  • Music with movement and physical response
  • Creativity
  • Gross and fine motor skill exposure
  • Rhythmic response using percussion instruments
  • Correlation of sounds
  • Listening skills through music appreciation
  • Elementary notation and rhythmic reading and writing
  • Social and verbal interaction, discipline, control, concentration, etc.
  • A weekly theme and a weekly worksheet reinforce early musical concepts learnt and assist fine motor development
  • Learning to work in a group and an ideal environment for developing social skills and new friendships

Pianorama Junior Music

Ages four-seven ~ 45 MINUTES ~ one lesson per week

Pianorama Junior Music Course comprises all the elements required to develop musical and technical skills for the young beginner. The curriculum is specifically written to encompass a wide range of musical activity, which enables concentration levels to be kept at the optimum during the lesson. A focus on developing a musical ear accelerates the process of achievement. Our classrooms are equipped with a digital piano for each student in the classroom, as well as a full range of percussion instruments. Teachers help to simplify theoretical work with interactive lessons on a white board and all piano pieces are learnt with the additional support of speed variable backing tracks.

In each lesson, the students experience the following:

•Piano tuition – technical development, with solo and ensemble experience; • Aural – to train the musical ear for faster comprehension; •Singing – pitch and vocal expression through original, contemporary songs; •Percussion – practical experience of learnt rhythmic patterning; •Theory – intellectual confirmation of music notation and theoretical elements; •Music Appreciation – to develop listening skills and through actions understand musical structure; •Musical Games – Fun activities involving learnt skills

Pianorama Primary Music

Ages seven-twelve ~ 45 MINUTES ~ one lesson per week

This course is aimed at students with no previous experience in piano tuition. The focus primarily is to teach the piano as a practical instrument, whilst simultaneously developing strong aural and theoretical skills. Teaching in a group environment for this age is particularly beneficial from the learning perspective, as the students enjoy learning together and aspire to reach standards set by one another. With regular home practice, the students fly through this curriculum and can feel progress from the early stages, which in turn encourages them to continue through to more advanced levels. A comprehensive musical education developing not just the technician but also the musician.

The course includes:

•Aural – to develop a musical ear both melodically and rhythmically. •Finger Gym – to develop technically. •Repertoire – graded pieces covering all musical styles. •Harmony – practical understanding of harmonic processes. •Ensembles – to enjoy playing different parts as a group. •Theory – consolidation theoretically of music and rhythmic notation and additional music elements. •Music Appreciation – to analyse popular musical classics. •Musical Games – to enjoy testing learnt skills through fun activities.

To inquire about music school for your child head to www.ismnormanpark.com.au

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