Heart.Beat. Newsletter. Start of Term 3. 2020.

Welcome to Term 3! In class wherever possible AND online AND Zoom!

Term 3 in-person classes are back in Geelong, Gisborne in Victoria and Hornsby in New South Wales. All other locations are offering our Term 3 Online Courses. Some local teachers are also offering Zoom lessons in addition to the Online Courses. Check our Find a Class page to see what is on offer at your preferred location and to make an enquiry with your local teacher.

We will return to all other in-person classes as soon as possible, wherever possible. Our in-person classes will be conducted in accordance with the Mini Maestros COVID-19 Safe Classes Protocol. Every in-person class enrolment also receives the Online Course.

Online Courses

Our Online Courses offer you and your young child a wealth of opportunities for learning, discovery, development and fun together.

Each week’s activities are specifically chosen and practised to teach you how to nurture aspects of your child’s development, such as language acquisition, speech development, auditory processing, motor skills, focusing and steady beat.

You are your child’s best educator and your voice is your child’s favourite voice in the world! Our Online Courses will teach you how to confidently and actively engage with your child through singing and speech, instrument playing, and dance and movement to nurture their learning in these vitally important early years.

Our Online Courses include access to online learning materials to help you make the class activities part of daily life for you and your child.

Read more about our Online Courses here.

Zoom Classes

While parts of Victoria are in lockdown, some teachers are offering live classes via Zoom in addition to our Online Course. The weekly Zoom lessons provide a valuable opportunity to connect with your teacher and other families and children, ensure continuity of learning, and give some much-needed structure to the weeks. Enquire with your local teacher on the Find a Class page.

In-Person Classes

We have developed detailed processes in accordance with Government guidelines and medical advice to ensure our in-person classes will be operated as safely as possible. Read our COVID-19 Safe Classes Protocol. Important changes include that there will be no sharing of instruments. We’ll be asking you to bring your own shaker and tapping instrument and the occasional soft toy to class. Also, as the number of people in each class including children must be strictly controlled according to the size of the classroom, siblings will be required to enrol if they are to attend class.

Enrolments for Term 3 are open. Contact your local Maestro via our Find a Class Page for further information about Term 3 classes, local pricing, to enquire or to enrol.

What Happens in Term 3?

Term 3 is a turning point in the year, where we see many students have break-throughs in class in their learning and development, as they continue to develop with confidence and increasing independence.

Children will continue to extend their musical skills through a range of activities, many of which are centered around the themes of Animals and Transport.

Read more here about what the different age groups are up to or watch the video below.





Music is Like Clothes

Music is Like the Clothes We Wear

By Pip Hargrave - Croydon Teacher

One of the reasons I’m passionate about music education is that music is such an amazing, universal language. Music can break through cultural, age and language barriers in an instant.




Changes in Class

Changes To In-Person Classes

When it's time to return to in-person classes you'll notice a few changes in the classroom. Watch this video to see some of the things that will be happening to ensure a safe learning space for everyone. Can't wait to go back in person? Us too! In the meantime, you can have fun doing your online course in the weeks before, plus in doing that, you'll be well prepared for when we do go back.



Safe Classes Protocol

Term 3 Safe Classes Protocol

Every Mini Maestros teacher has completed the Australian Government Department of Health's COVID-19 Infection Control certified training. We are taking your safety very seriously and completing this training is just one of the measures outlined in our COVID-19 Safe Classes Protocol for Term 3.



International Rock Day

Introducing Angeline Halim

Angeline is our newest franchisee and has just taken over the Berwick and Narre Warren area. Angeline has been classically trained in piano and music theory since she was 5 years old. She is a fully accredited Victorian Music Teaching Association (VMTA) piano teacher and has been a piano accompanist at church since she was in high school. Welcome to the family Angeline!



Daggy Dance Comp

Daggy Lockdown Dance Comp

It's time to dance! If you're sick of lockdown and have some moves, we want to see them! This month's competition is open to the brave - all ages and no skills required. Reply to this email with a video of your daggiest dance. The prize is simply the honour of winning, and you'll be showcased across our social channels.



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 or submit through our customer app, and we may feature you in the next publication.



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Contact us at (03) 9850-5566 - Mini Maestros - 21 Bridge Street Bulleen, Victoria 3105 Australia