Bounce and Rhyme (Hutt Libraries)
Designed for babies and young children up to two-years-old, a presenter leads an interactive session of action songs, rhymes, finger-plays and stories. Its great fun and the children love the sessions. You (or your caregiver) participates with the child. No booking required and the classes are free! Regular session times are:
- Eastbourne Library – Mondays 10.30am
- War Memorial Library – Mondays 10.10am & 10.50am
- Stokes Valley Library – Tuesdays 10.30am
- Petone Library – Tuesdays 10.30am & Fridays 10.30am
- Naenae Library – Tuesdays 10.10am
- Taita Library – Fridays 11.00am
Baby Rock n’ Rhyme (Wellington City Libraries)
Designed for babies and young children up to 2 years old, a presenter leads an interactive session of action songs, rhymes, finger-plays and stories. Its great fun and the children love the sessions. You (or your caregiver) participates with the child. No booking required and the classes are free!
|Miramar Library||Tuesday, 10.15am|
|Island Bay Library||Tuesday, 9.30am|
|Wellington Central Library||Wednesday 9.30am, & Thursday 2pm|
|Johnsonville Library||Wednesday & Thursday, 9.30am|
|Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library||Tuesday, 10.30am|
|Karori Library||Thursday & Friday, 10.30am|
|Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library||Friday, 10.15am|
|Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library||Friday, 9.30am|
To double check the times and hear some rock n rhyme songs, see here: WCL Rock n Rhyme.
(Note all Wellington libraries continue this programme in the school holidays except for the summer school holidays, when only Central continues its classes).
Encore! Music School offers fun, interactive music classes for children from 12 months of age, at various locations. These classes go beyond simply doing action songs and introduce your kids to the basics of music. They learn musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm, tempo and volume. The classes also introduce them to a variety of musical instruments – a great highlight for the kids!
Encore has a programme that takes your kids through the musical journey:
1-3 year olds: ‘Encore! Tots Rhythm and Rhyme’ – Kids learn basic musical concepts through nursery rhymes, action songs and fun musical games.
3-5 year olds: “Encore! Tots – Introduction to Music” – We further build and develop their musical understanding – even introducing basic music theory concepts!
5-7 year olds: “Encore! Kids – Lets Play Music!” – Kids learn how to read music as well as ensemble playing on the different instruments.
More information: Encore!.
Boppers and Hoppers
An activities class giving children the opportunity to gain confidence and explore with music and movement with a basic circuit that gives a variety of challenges for ages 1-2 years. Nairnville Rec Centre on Monday 10.30am and Wednesday 9.15am. For more information, visit Boppers and Hoppers.
Giggles and Wiggles
A fun session for parent and child to explore the world of music and movement together. Suitable for babies who are not yet mobile. Held at the Karori Recreation Centre on Monday 11.45am – 12.15: Giggles and Wiggles.
Let’s Twinkle is a Suzuki Early Childhood Education Music for young children. The Twinkling Tots class is a fun group music class for newborns, babies and toddlers (0-3yrs) and their parents. These classes provide opportunities for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development, as well as lay the foundation for future Suzuki instrument classes. Nursery rhymes and action songs are used to develop these skills. Come and try a class for FREE! Contact Emma for more details, firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website: Let’s Twinkle.
Designed for babies and young children, this is a music class run in churches nation-wide. Classes are weekly and are 30 minutes long (with music, rhyme and songs). After the session, the children are given communal snacks and the caregivers have morning tea. You need to register with the class and sometimes there can be a waiting list (although groups usually allow casual visits too). The cost varies between groups but usually a few dollars a session. The classes are run at a local church near you. See here for contact details: Mainly Music.
Musical Tots – Karori Rec Centre
For ages 18 months – 3 years. Music and movement. “Develop confidence and self-esteem through singing, listening, moving and playing.” Costs around $60 per term. Karori Recreation Centre, 251 Karori Road (behind the Karori Library). More information: Musical Tots.
Musical Tots – Te Rauparaha Arena
For ages 1 to 4 years. Maximum of 12 children per class. A fun, hands-on class, incorporating singing, movement and musical instruments. To register or for more information, call Te Rauparaha Arena on 237 1521 or email email@example.com.
Structured classes with qualified music teachers. “Helping discerning families have lots of fun while nurturing their child’s development”. Classes throughout Wellington. More information: SoniasMusikgarten
Preschool Music Class
Interactive and fun sessions for you and your little one – giving children an introduction to music making, appreciation and REAL instruments – a fantastic foundation for them to find and start learning an instrument themselves. Class sizes are limited, so please contact Felicity Baker, local Suzuki-trained cello and piano teacher first: visit fabmusic or 027 272 2580. The classes run during school term time
Raroa Music Centre
Raroa Music Centre offers Saturday morning group music lessons for primary school children at low cost. Classes include choir, keyboard, recorder, drums, guitar, violin, cello, clarinet, flute and trumpet. To enrol visit our website at Raroa Music Centre and enrol online.
Sing n’ Jive
A lively music and dance programme for children under 5. Every Wednesday at 10am. $20 per term or gold coin donation. At Elim Church, 22 Tennyson St.
Held at Newtown Hall on Daniell Street, Fridays from 3.30pm during the term. For more information, visit Strummy Time’s Facebook page.
Tots N’ Tunes
Every Tuesday (10am – 11.30am) during term-time. At the Cathedral of St Paul (corner of Molesworth Street & Hill Street). For more information, visit Tots N’ Tunes.
Wellington Community Children’s Choir
For all children aged 4 – 12, held on Fridays from 3.30 – 4.45pm at the Wesley Church Hall Taranaki St Prices for the term $30 (ages 4-6) $40 (ages 7 and above) firstname.lastname@example.org
Windmill Music Classes
Children’s music classes for babies and pre-schoolers. Dynamic classes with good musical content, action and movement, a great variety of ‘real’ instruments (cello, saxophone, oboe, recorders, piano, ukulele, etc), plenty of sparkly percussion, musical games, and stories.More information: Windmill.