Heart.Beat. Newsletter. Start of Term 1. 2021

Welcome to Term 1! We are so excited to be back into classes this week and see all those happy faces again! If you haven’t yet booked your place, please do asap as places are limited.

Every student enrolling for the full Term 1 also receives our Online Course, so you can feel secure knowing that if you or your teacher need to miss a class for any reason, you can make-up with the Online Course. It also means you can have hours of extra Mini Maestros fun and learning between classes!

Many of you already know making music is the only actively to light up almost all areas of the brain, but do you know the names of these areas and what they are responsible for? Watch the video above to learn about the magic that is happening inside your little one’s head (and your’s too!) every time they attend a Mini Maestros class or practice making music at home!

Our safe classes plan for Term 1 includes no sharing of instruments, so unless your local teacher advises otherwise, please remember to bring two of your own instruments to class; one to shake and one to tap. See the video below for more information.







Free Come & Try Sessions

We have lots of free come and try demonstrations at various venues, so please feel free to share this email and let your friends know they can come and experience the fun and learning at one of these sessions, meet the teacher and see what Mini Maestros is all about.

Click below for all of our Come & Tries and other Upcoming Events.




What Happens in Term 1?

Watch the video below to see what the different age groups are up to in Term 1!




New Parents Groups


New Locations in Term 1

Bendigo | Monday & Wednesday
– Highfield Road Uniting Church | Tuesday
Cheltenham – Friendship Square
| Saturday
Doncaster - Gertrude St
| Saturday
Millers Junction – Altona North
| Monday - Saturday
Murrumbeena Uniting Church
| Wednesday
Port Melbourne | Wednesday & Friday
South Yarra – St Joseph’s
| Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Surrey Hills
| Monday






To the Sunshine State

And just when we thought the Sunshine State couldn’t get any sunnier, Mini Maestros will be opening shortly on the Sunshine Coast! Our Mornington Franchisee Lori-Anne Mcllwaine and her family has relocated to the Sunshine Coast. Lori-Anne is due to open her doors and bring the fun and learning to the Sunshine State in the very near future, so stay tuned!




New Venues



Rosie Savage (pictured above, far left in her wind trio) is our newest franchisee and has opened classes in Bendigo for 2021. Rosie has enjoyed a vibrant career performing and teaching music for 20 years. Her passion for music has been lifelong and this was formalised at age 6 when she commenced piano lessons. She continued piano lessons throughout primary and high school and also started learning the French horn once she was at high school. It is this instrument that stole her heart. As a horn player Rosie completed Masters in Music Performance in 2006 and has played professionally with both the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria as well as performing in various musicals, chamber music groups and on live television.

Rosie remains in demand as an instrumental teacher and has a passion for combining music performance with music education. She is involved in educational concerts with her brass quintet Shrewd Brass and her wind ensemble Eine Kleine Wind. Throughout her career Rosie has witnessed the power of music in connecting with others and has seen how learning and creating music can enrich people’s lives. This brings joy to her life and the desire to share this at a grass roots level has led her to open Mini Maestros classes in Bendigo.

Rosie looks forward to helping many children discover the sheer joy of connecting with music and connecting to others via music.




Fun Music Facts


Interesting Music Facts

Brought to you by 3MBS - Fine Music Melbourne.

Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio.

Haydn loved nature and making musical stories about animals! His pieces include the string quartets The Bird, The Frog and The Lark.




Fun Music Facts


Haydn Marathon

The 3MBS Marathon returns for its ninth year in 2021 with a day celebrating the music of Joseph Haydn on Saturday the 27th of February.

Known as the ‘Father of the Symphony AND the String Quartet’, the 3MBS 2021 Haydn Marathon will be a day not to be missed.

Hear some of Australia’s finest musicians perform Haydn favourites and lesser-known works. You’ll be able to join the audience or watch every concert online.

Purchase a discounted early bird Festival Pass to all five concerts to see some of Australia’s finest musicians perform including Arcadia Winds, Elyane Laussade, Rohan de Korte, Kristian Chong, Tristan Lee, Amir Farid, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra and many more.




Not living where we are running local classes? Don’t worry you can still enjoy weekly Mini Maestros lessons with one of our Online Courses.





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