Early Childhood Music Program

For children 0 to 9 years of age

Newcastle Conservatorium Early Childhood Music
The Early Childhood music program provides children with opportunities to discover and develop a love and understanding of music. Children develop vocal, instrumental, aural and musical discrimination skills, through the use of enjoyable games, songs, moving, creating, listening and playing activities. Participation in a developmental music program during a child's early years enhances listening skills, concentration and academic ability, as well as social skills and self confidence.

The Conservatorium's music for children program provides a series of enjoyable, age appropriate musical experiences, from birth through to the age of nine years. Elements of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze are included. Classes are offered in Newcastle.

Lessons for children aged five and under are held in the mornings, Monday to Friday. School age children attend after school.

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Call (02) 4921 8900 to enrol today!

Early Childhood Music fees 2019

Group tuition

Lesson duration

Cost (per term inc GST)

Early Childhood Music

45 minutes once per week


Early Childhood Music 2nd child discount

45 minutes once per week


Early Childhood Music Level 3

1 hour once per week


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Early Childhood Music Staff

Janelle Davies 

Janelle Davies

BEd(Music); ATCL; AMusA; MMusTech

Janelle is the Coordinator of the Early Childhood Music Program and has an extensive background in music teaching and performing; from piano, choir and band work to classroom teaching, individual tuition and music technology. She has taught in high schools, primary schools, studio teaching and at the Conservatorium for many years. Janelle has had a vast range of teaching experiences and musical styles meeting the educational outcomes of students, from birth and on, to allow for a lifelong appreciation of learning and enjoyment. She is passionate about teaching and strives to promote a highly motivating and engaging environment in which students can express themselves freely while modelling the appreciation of music for learning and enjoyment.

David Hawkins David Hawkins

M.Ed.(Distinction); B.Mus.; B.A.; Grad.Cert.Ed.Studies; Grad.Dip.Ed.; Cert.ECM; Cert.KMEIA; Cert.Mus.; A.Mus.A

David is the foundation Principal Flute of the Hunter Orchestra, and foundation committee member of many community societies dedicated to the teaching and love of music, including: The Newcastle Flute Society; the Newcastle Twentieth Century Musical Society; the Mattara Music Festival Society; and Newcastle Philomus Orchestra (conductor).