Symphony Seeds Early Childhood Music Program Heartdancers
 

Symphony Seeds

Sydney Music Class for Infants and Toddlers based on the Suzuki Early Childhood Music Education Method.

A program in partnership with Uniting Harris Community Centre.
Become part of the Heartdancers Children’s Orchestra, beginning with the Symphony Seeds Music Program for Children 0-5!

Term 4 (10 classes): Friday 16th October - Friday 18th December


Learn More about Symphony Seeds 0-3 Years

Learn More about Symphony Seeds 3-5 Years


Register by 30th September and Receive 2 Free Lessons!

About Symphony Seeds


Did you know? Infants and toddlers experience learning music as a second language following the same natural processes as learning to speak their mother tongue!

This is why our Symphony Seeds music program for Infants and Toddlers (0-3 Years and 3-5 Years) is based on the Suzuki Early Childhood Music Education Method - a holistic approach to teaching music which supports the natural ability of each child. Just like learning to speak! In the words of Shinichi Suzuki: “Every child can be educated; it is only a matter of the method of education”. Learn more about The Suzuki Method.

Music has a unique influence on the development and function of a child’s brain. When children listen to music their brain automatically engages with the different acoustic frequencies, resulting in the release of neurochemicals that have the capacity to alter their emotions and mood. In addition, when they participate in musical activities, this triggers the audio, sensorimotor, and visual regions of the brain, boosting the development of neuronal connections between all areas of the brain which are fundamental in the information processing, and in the creation of an optimal state for learning. As a consequence, music stimulation is key for opening the world of knowledge at early stages of life.
These are the seeds that will grow to become part of Heartdancers’ Children’s Orchestra.


Register Now for Term 4, 2020 beginning Friday 16th October

Symphony Seeds is an interactive program


Symphony Seeds is an interactive program filled with live music through musical play, instrument engagement and musical games.

This addresses important aspects of childhood development, such as:
  • • Social Skills (Waiting and Taking turns, Sharing, Tolerance)
  • • Language and Creative Thinking
  • • Auditory Skills
  • • Fine and Gross Motor Skills leading to Increased Co-ordination
  • • Emotional Awareness and Self-Expression
  • • Increasing Memory
  • • Growth in Self-Confidence
  • • Pre-Literacy and Pre-Numeracy Skills

Carolina Cuenca Cardozo


Carolina Cuenca Cardozo is a motivated musician with extensive experience in music education. She received a BA in Music Education (Major in Viola) from the Universidad del Valle in Colombia and a BSc in Biology from the same university.

She has performed in numerous orchestras nationally and internationally. These include the Heriot Watt and Napier Universities in Scotland, the Oost-Vlaams Symfonisch Orkest (OVSO) in Belgium, the East Sydney Chamber Orchestra (ESCO) in Australia and the Camerata Alferez Real in Colombia. Carolina’s passion for music has allowed her to share her talents with young children and adults and her interest in the positive effects of music led her to create a cycle of concerts called ‘Meditation In Sound’, which she performed at local libraries, nurseries and hospitals.

She has taught music to children of different ages and participated as a teacher of the music organization BATUTA foundation of the Presidency of Colombia, which aims to teach music to children, especially children at risk. She also has been awarded and recognized by the Colombian Minister of Culture for developing creative music workshops in Colombia.

Carolina believes in the healing power of music, and she has the conviction that musical stimulation promotes a positive impact on the development of children. She studied a course in Holistic learning and has also participated in music therapy workshops at Western Sydney University, Orff, Suzuki and Kodaly workshops.
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