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WIN a Family Day Pass to the Lost Lands Festival (Valued at $248) Details below.

Welcome Back to Term 4 = Concert Term! We're so excited it's soon the time of year for our end of year concerts. Have you seen our new concert video? Watch it below.

Do You Have Any Friends You Think May Like to Try Mini Maestros? Share this email with them so they can FIND A CLASS and join the fun and learning for Term 4.



Diving Deeper

Diving Deeper - Imagination

By Caroline Paterson - Mini Maestros Perth Franchisee.

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Imagination has long since been touted as one of the most important fundamental aspects of human nature. Experts from around the world including developmental specialists and child psychologists unanimously agree that imaginative play, from a very early age, not only has the advantage of being great fun, but also has amazing developmental benefits.

When our children are just starting out, it's easy enough to put the benefits of imagination down to them simply being able to entertain themselves.


And whilst that does have its obvious merits, it's only the tip of the iceberg. The advantages of an imagination nurtured and encouraged, go far deeper. Sir Ken Robinson, an international expert in learning, has famously said that imagination helps children learn with a greater appetite.

Imagination is considered to be an integral part of the problem solving processes and skills which children begin to use on a daily basis from as young as 12 months. Until then, their perceptions are relatively one dimensional - they explore and experience things through the 5 physical senses: touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. They pick something up, turn it around to look at it from all angles, try and taste it by sticking it in their mouth (something the parents of our 6-15 month and 1-2 years groups are familiar with!), and give it a bit of a shake to see if it makes a noise.




Term 4 = Concert Term

Performing in front of friends and family is an important part of the Mini Maestros experience. It’s intrinsic to our aim of nurturing confident learners.

Watch this video to see what our concerts are all about...and read more about the benefits of concerts here.



Bumblebee's Travels

Bumblebee's Trip to Malta

Selena and Lucinda where very excited to have traveled to Malta to visit their great grandmother for the first time who lives in Xewkija Gozo (Gozo is the sister island of Malta). Each village celebrates a saint with a week long festival, Selena and Lucinda become night owls joining in the singing and watching marches and concerts by the brass band; as well as being fascinated by the fireworks and eating lots of Maltese treats and biscuits. They spent most of their days at the beach in the Mediterranean waters and visiting the fortifications of Malta (forts/citadels) all while eating ice cream! Bumblebee loved the adventure too!

Has Bumblebee been on holiday with you? If so, reply with a photo.



Where are they now?

Where Are They Now?

In this new section of the newsletter we will be following up with past Mini Maestros students to see what adventures they are up to in music and life. This edition, Michelle Maglitto, Mini Maestros' Williamstown Franchisee, catches up with Edward. Here is what she had to say...

"Recently I was invited to see a former student Edward, now 12 years old, perform in the chorus of the “Gang Show”, a production from Scouts Australia. Edward started with Mini Maestros in the 1-2 year old class in 2007, subsequently completing each age group and performing in each concert. He received his Mini Maestros graduation medal in 2010. It was a privilege to be invited and see him perform different roles, singing and dancing with great confidence. Liz (mum) wrote, “Ed is in the Scouts Australia Gang Show performing and we want you to come along. Thanks heaps, for all those years of passion and music appreciation. It all started with Mini Maestros! Thanks for being a super music teacher!"
Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us Ed!







Term 4 Venue Changes

New Franchise Website

Have you ever wondered about being a Mini Maestros Franchise Owner/Teacher? Or know someone who'd be great at it? If so check out our new Franchise Information Website, packed with information, an extensive FAQ, and information about three well-established franchises currently for sale.

New Venues & Venue Moves

Reservoir: classes are moving from St George's to St Mark's.

South Yarra: classes will be returning back to South Yarra from Prahran in week 3.

Brighton: Monday classes will be at the Baptist church 164 Bay street Brighton. Wednesday and Saturday classes are held at St Andrew’s Anglican church on the corner of New street and Church street Brighton.



Lost Lands Festival

Lost Lands Festival - Win Tickets!

Victoria’s festival for family and friends.
The Lost Lands is a music and arts festival made for families. Held over Melbourne Cup weekend, the festival brings together the best Australian music, as well as a captivating arts and wonder program, kids entertainment and food.

2018 music performers include: Tim Finn, You Am I, The Teskey Brothers, Clare Bowditch, Kate Miller-Heidke and star of ABC Kids hit show, dirtgirl. The arts and wonder program features a kids’ big top, comedy, acrobats, family yoga, sleeping bag cinema and more.

Come for the day or sleep under the stars in the beautiful surrounds of Werribee Park & Mansion.


The Lost Lands are giving Mini Maestros Heart.Beat. readers the chance to win a family day pass to the festival (2 adults, 2 children) valued at $248. To enter the draw simply reply to this email and tell us the name of one performer from The Lost Lands arts & wonder program. The 16th person to enter with a correct answer will be selected the winner.



Do You Have a Story, 'Bumblebee Travels' Entry or Photo to Share?

We'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to share your Mini Maestros experience, have a parenting story or photo to share, simply reply to this email with your contribution and we may feature you in the next publication.








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