• Saturday classes in Croydon!

    Mini Maestros is excited to be offering Saturday classes in Croydon with Pip Hargrave in 2019!9:15am 1-2 year olds9:55am 2-3 year olds10:45am 3-4… read more
  • Term 4 - Our exciting concert term! What can we expect to see?

    In Term 4, children will continue to experience a diverse range of musical activities designed to cater for their developmental stages. The warme… read more
  • Diving Deeper - Imagination. By Caroline Paterson

    “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein Imagination has long since been touted as … read more
  • Diving Deeper - Creativity by Kitty Skeen - Mini Maestros Bendigo Franchisee

    “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, andhaving fun.”– Mary Lou Cook… read more
  • Interview with Dr Anita Collins – By Esther Bertram

    Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning. She is internationally… read more
  • Onlooker Learners - By Emma Hart, Mini Maestros Head Of Teaching

    The term onlooker learning is very much as it sounds, learning through watching. Many children will go through this stage, as it is essentially h… read more
  • Meet The Team - Ally Hvalica

    Ally has just joined the Head Office team as our new Enrolments Registrar. Ally was the Preston, Ivanhoe and Northcote franchisee for just over 5… read more
  • Music and Intellectual Development - By Alison Cusack & Linda Repic

    As parents we are always looking for ways to help our little ones get everything they need to develop and grow into well-mannered, smart and stro… read more
  • Who is your child's best teacher? Part 1 of 2 By Emma Hart - Head of Teaching

    Who is your child’s best teacher?What is our role as parents and teachers, and how can we help our youngest learners to reach their full po… read more
  • Who is your child's best teacher? Part 2 of 2 By Emma Hart - Head of Teaching

    Continued from part 1.... READ PART 1 HEREI used to find this difficult to manage as a teacher. I found myself repeatedly showing children how to… read more
  • Mini Maestros & The Gisborne Singers

    Three Mini Maestros teachers and four former students are appearing together in an Australian Premiere with The Gisborne Singers this month. Jo-A… read more
  • Diving Deeper - Physical Skills - By Taryn Wright

    "You are the music while the music lasts" TS ElliotThis is a quote that has always resonated with me. I think we all know that feeling our favour… read more
  • Inter-generational music making is building healthy communities

    Mini Maestros have partnered with Sunbury Community Health to offer inter-generational music classes to pre-school aged children and elders resid… read more
  • Writing Music Down - by 3MBS

    Writing Music Down - by 3MBSBefore sound recording was invented just over a hundred years ago, a lot of music was lost forever as soon as it was … read more
  • Diving Deeper - Social Skills by Kate Rice

    In a world where you can be anything, be kind.As I scrolled through my Facebook feed recently this quote caught my eye. It really resonated with … read more
  • The Importance of Repetition

    Repetition is a crucial factor in children’s overall learning development. Through repetition, children can experience a sense of pride as … read more
  • Diving Deeper - Learning to listen by Robyn Stewardson

    Still. Quiet. Listening to nothing. The littlest children in our classes are great at listening and the older ones get great at it. Funnily enoug… read more
  • Meeting The Head Office Team - Esther Bertram - Marketing and Franchise Development Manager

    Esther Bertram is Mini Maestros’ Marketing and Franchise Development Manager. Esther’s creativity and energy are evident in Mini Maes… read more
  • Meet the Team - Jo Irwin

    Jo Irwin is the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Franchisee and our Social Community Manager. Jo first attended Mini Maestros in 2002 with her 6 month … read more
  • Diving Deeper - Imagination and Music By Lisa Marcolin

    Do you remember…. as a child roaring like a tiger, flying like a fairy and jumping like a kangaroo?!?It's all about imagination.Babies imi… read more
  • Speech Development - Stories from Parents by Annette L. Graham

    My Son Coulton started Mini Maestros with Georgie at the Kew Library when he was two and progressed right through the programs doing his final ye… read more
  • Why Have Concerts? - By Emma Hart, Head of Teaching

    The Mini Maestros concerts are a wonderful way to celebrate our year of learning and confidence building together. They provide an opportunity fo… read more
  • Diving Deeper - The Power of Song by Kitty Skeen Part 1 of 2

    What if I told you, there was one activity you can do that can be done by anyone, of any age, with no experience or qualifications.It can be done… read more
  • Diving Deeper - The Power of Song by Kitty Skeen Part 2 of 2

    List your ten favourite songs… your own ‘playlist of your life’. Do they have a place, a memory, a person associated to them, … read more
  • Meeting the Head Office Team - Maddy Kelly

    Maddy Kelly is Mini Maestros’ Training and Development Officer. In this role she is responsible for teaching classes, training and assessin… read more
  • Meeting The Head Office Team - Bruce Fethers - Co-owner & Managing Director

    Bruce Fethers is Mini Maestros’ Managing Director and co-owner. Bruce had a career as a lawyer and then as a business executive before co… read more
  • Diving Deeper - Dance - by Cathy Edgar

    Most people I know like to dance. Dancing is rhythmic movement that is mostly generated by positive emotion or excitement. It’s a wonderful… read more
  • The Senses - By Robyn Grose

    For babies and young children the world is a magical mix of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touchables! Unlike most adults, children feel fir… read more
  • Meeting The Head Office Team - Jennifer Smith - Co-owner & Music Director

    Jennie Smith is co-owner of the Mini Maestros master franchise and the Music Director. Jennie’s wealth of experience developing music progr… read more
  • Meeting The Head Office Team - Emma Hart - Head of Teaching

    Emma Hart is the Mini Maestros Head of Teaching and has been working as part of the Head Office team for over 13 years. Emma worked closely with … read more
  • The Power of Music in Expressing Children's Emotions by Chantelle Alvaro

    KidsMatter, the Australian Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative (see notes that the development of children’s emotio… read more
  • Play - By Kate Howard

    “Mum, can you play with me?” – “I have to do the dishes, I will soon.”“Dad, can you play with me now?” … read more
  • Meeting The Head Office Team - Introducing Stephanie Migliore

    Stephanie joined the Mini Maestros team in 2015 and is our registrar extraordinaire! She looks after over 900 Mini Maestros Head Office students … read more
  • Relationships - By Ally Hvalica

    As a Mini Maestros teacher, I truly believe in our motto: Nurturing Confident Learners. I believe if we want to achieve this, we need to establis… read more
  • Developmental Milestones - By MaryRose Harrison

    From the day our children are conceived we read and are told about developmental milestones.How big our child should be; how much they should wei… read more
  • Stories From Parents/Grandparents - Bobbie Carroll

    When our first two little granddaughters were born eight days apart in 2010 I wanted to give them a very special gift which would last their enti… read more
  • Meeting The Head Office Team - Introducing Monika Szilagyi

    In this new section of the newsletter we will be introducing members of the Mini Maestros Head Office team, so you can get to know the people who… read more
  • JOY by Tiff Ikin

    JOY - noun1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation2. a source or… read more
  • Music Education

    By Kylie Rendle - Mini Maestros Mt Eliza FranchiseeTwenty years ago I sat in a cosy café in Richmond with Jenny Fogarty, the founder of Mi… read more
  • Wellbeing

    By Liz Davis - Mini Maestros Geelong/Bellarine/Surf Coast FranchiseeOne can’t help but notice the constant bombardment of advertising these… read more
  • Peekaboo Scarves by Emma Hart

    We are delighted to announce that Peek-a-boo scarves will be a standard part of student equipment for babies and toddlers in 2017.Peekaboo is pos… read more
  • All Shapes of the World

    By Kate Phillips - Mini Maestros Rowville/Upwey/Upper Ferntree Gully Franchisee"Look at us! Governed by squares and rectangles!”This was a … read more
  • Music Forever

    By Adina Hall - Mini Maestros Dingley/Black Rock/Sandringham Franchisee. Music is everywhere.Our lives are surrounded by music, whether it’… read more
  • Children of Tomorrow: Thoughts On Mindful Music Education in the Early Childhood Space

    By Marlena Raymond - Mini Maestros Business Development AssistantIntroductionAs educators, musicians, teaching artists and parents, it is essenti… read more
  • Nurturing the Love of Music

    By Simone McGrath - Mini Maestros Glen Waverley/Mount Waverley FranchiseeThe first time I ever heard of Mini Maestros was in a conversation I had… read more
  • Music. Feel it all over.

    By Kate Dodds - Mini Maestros Kew & Balwyn FranchiseeTo quote Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke,“Music is a world within itself,It’s… read more
  • Mini Maestros - It's Not Just About The Children.

    By Judy O'Neill - Mini Maestros Ringwood & Vermont South Franchisee As a mother of three small children, who had just moved into Heathmont, I… read more
  • Mid-term Magic

    By Jennifer Smith - Mini Maestros Music DirectorThe middle of a term is an exciting point where we see a lot of progress all of a sudden. Because… read more
  • The Creative Life

    By Taryn Wright - Mini Maestros Essendon North Franchisee"We are all born creative, we just get it educated out of us"This is a quote that really… read more
  • 5 Simple Ways to Nurture Creativity in Our Children

    By Maddie Thiele - Business Development Officer/Teacher at South Yarra and BurnleyChildren of Tomorrow – May 2016“Creativity stands a… read more
  • Discovering the Joy of Music

    By Michelle Maglitto - Mini Maestros Wiliamstown and Hoppers Crossing FranchiseeMusic is one of those wonderful things that brings happiness and … read more
  • Five Alternative Ways to Say "Well Done!"

    By Maddie Thiele, Teacher - Burnley/South Yarra As parents and educators, we would like the best for our children. We would like them to be confi… read more
  • "Good morning Bumblebee"

    By Jo Irwin - Mini Maestros Macedon Ranges FranchiseeThese three words are sung, spoken, whispered, yelled or hummed across Australia, Singapore,… read more
  • A Mini Maestros Moment

    By Amanda Siva, Daughter of Mini Maestros Founder Jenny FogartyMost people crave a sense of community. It is sometimes elusive and unless you sea… read more
  • The exchange between teacher and child

    By Maddie Thiele, Mini Maestros Teacher - South Yarra/BurnleyChildren of TomorrowOn the wall behind many of the desks at Mini Maestros Head Offic… read more
  • The joy of being a new mum, and the importance of connection learning and play

    By Emma Hart, Teacher - Carlton North, Head of TeachingI can honestly say, like so many have before me, that becoming a mum has brought joy beyon… read more
  • Community

    By Janet Collins - Mini Maestros Port Mlebourne, Docklands and Elwood FranchiseeToday we know more about our processes of learning and growing th… read more
  • BABIES CLASSES - a very special and important time for you and your child.

    By Emma Hart, Head Of Teaching – Mini Maestros Mini Maestros babies’ classes nurture the innate love of music that babies are born wi… read more
  • 5 Ways To Jam With Your Child At Home

    By Maddie Thiele, Mini Maestros Teacher, Burnley/South YarraIn a recent study published by the University of Queensland, researchers found that i… read more
  • Was Your First Mini Maestros Class What You Expected?

    Did you know it can take around three weeks for young children to settle into new situations such as Mini Maestros? In our 30 years of experience… read more
  • Moving to a Steady Beat and the Young Brain

    The Mini Maestros program is designed to help students develop a higher order of thinking and listening skills, sensitivity, gross and fine motor… read more
  • Learning an Instrument

    Many parents enquire about their child learning an instrument, such as piano or violin. We encourage them not to be in a rush to have children le… read more

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