The Perth Mums Group Useful Lists are a quick reference to some of the most helpful, fun and important places in Perth. Our lists are continually updated and cover the best places for kids and parents across Perth.
Below are some of the best music classes and programs in Perth, with contributions and suggestions by Perth Mums group members. Obviously the list doesn't include all the great programs in Perth, but this is a great place to start. Remember to always do your own research and make sure the venue meets your personal needs.
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Rhythm Nest Music – Merriwa Address: Truth North Church, 869 Connolly Drive and Alkimos Baptist Church, 60 Seagrove Boulevard, Alkimos.
Contact: 0411 422 788
Timetable: For the full timetable, see read on here.
"This place is fab for the younger bubs! Suitable for babies aged 0 to two years, classes include free time and fun games! Based in Merriwa, north of the river." - PMG Member
Lessons are available for kids aged 18 months and over. Along with musical knowledge, kids also learn to socialise with their peers, develop their fine and gross motor skills, and enjoy sharing a love of music with their parents. The program aims to develop the fundamentals of music, such as rhythm, pitch and aural skills, and also teach some basic theory knowledge.
Image: Northside School of Music Facebook page.
South of Perth
My Melody Tree - Melody Makers – Canning Vale and Forrestfield Address: Classes held at Monkey Bars Play and Learn Centre, 1/2 Batman Road, Canning Vale and Woodlupine Community Centre, 88 Hale Road, Forrestfield
Contact: Contact via the website.
Timetable: See the full timetable here.
"Melody Makers is for mums (or dads, nans, aunties etc) with toddlers and pre-school aged kids! Also provides private one-on-one tuition for piano, vocals and trumpet." - PMG Member
Mainly Music – Melville Address: Holy Cross Church, 56 McLean Street, Melville. There are many other locations around Perth - read on here for a full list.
Contact: 1300 668 496
Timetable: Meets on Wednesdays.
Website: www.mainlymusic.org here.
"Mainly Music at the Holy Cross Church in Melville is great fun. Babies onwards, term time Wednesdays 10:30am to 12pm, $7 each or $10 for a family. Includes lots of songs and play, plus morning tea for kids and adults." - PMG Member
"Perth Music Academy in Willetton offers music lessons that are solid, engaging, fun, and current for children all ages. Teachers are kind, creative, and highly qualified. PMA also offers KiddyKeys Preschool Piano and Music Discovery too. Check it out at the KiddyKeys Open House in April!" - PMG Member
Image: Perth Music Academy Facebook page.
The Music Kindy – Booragoon Address: 8/22 Shields Crescent, Booragoon.
Contact: 0424 888 072
Timetable: Read on here for full timetable.
Offers classes for kids from 18 months, with classes using fun and games to teach music.
Image: The Music Kindy Facebook page.
Little Notes Keyboard School - Cockburn Location: Cockburn
Website: Please join the Facebook group for more information.
"Little Notes keyboard school is now accepting expressions of interest for Term 2. It is based SOR however we can look into expanding NOR if there is enough demand. For more info please request to join the group page." - PMG Member
Music Together With Sarah Locations: Currambine, Scarborough, Leederville and Cottesloe.
Contact: 0414 540 836
Timetable: See the full timetable here.
"Classes run throughout Perth and area available to kids of all ages, including babies." - PMG Member
"Music together with Sarah! Amazing program, several locations around perth and great for all ages." - PMG Member
"I second this. I felt silly doing it at first because the program required a lot of parent's involvement. But my daughter's first songs/tunes were from that program. And she loved it. So I recommend this, especially for parents who are not musically inclined but want to be, for their kids." - PMG Member
"Yup agreed. Sarah is such a great teacher. Its a great program where you'll get the music books and CD to play at home or in the car and its great music where adults can enjoy it as well. Highly, highly recommend!" - PMG Member
"Yes! Just signed up my little girl for the next term. The program is lovely and the mixed age group is great too." - PMG Member
Image: Music Together With Sarah Facebook page.
Forte School of Music – Joondalup (plus other locations) Locations: Applecross, Canning Vale, Joondalup, Success.
Contact: See website for school contact details.
Skills taught include piano, reading music, aural skills, understanding theory, chords, improvising and composing, plus memory skills and performing in concerts. Classes are available for all ages, including babies.
"My daughter (20 months) is currently joining Forte School of Music in Joondalup. She loves learning to play various musical instruments, understanding rhythm, dancing with different beats, as well as helping to pack away things! Miss Jess in our class is amazing with kids." - PMG Member
Image: Forte School of Music Joondalup Facebook page.
Kindermusik Locations: Booragoon, Parmelia, North Perth, Guildford, Karrinyup, Hamersley, Joondalup.
Contact: Contact via the website.
Kindermusik International is a global community of early childhood educators dedicated to using the power of music to help children learn and develop in the best way possible. Kindermusik offers music and movement programs throughout Perth for children from birth to age seven.
Image: Kindermusik with Shanti (Booragoon) Facebook page.
Pitter Patter Music Together – Darlington and Bassendean Address: St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, corner Darlington and Hillsden Roads, Darlington and Bassendean Memorial Library, 46 Old Perth Road, Bassendean.
Phone: 0400 804 707
Timetable See the full timetable here.
Pitter Patter Music Together classes for babies, newborns, toddlers and pre-schoolers help nurture your child's inner musician. Each weekly class offers a dozen songs and rhythmic rhymes including finger plays, small and large movement activities and instrument play.
Image: Pitter Patter Music Together Facebook page.
Choirs4Kids Locations: Baldivis, Cockburn, Melville and Kingsley.
Contact: 0414 205 919
Timetable: For the full timetable, click here. Website: choirs4kids.com
"Choirs4kids runs 'Singing Joeys' and 'Singing Roos' sessions in Baldivis, Cockburn, Melville and Kingsley. Singing Joeys is for ages three to five and kids learn how to use their voices through experimentation and learning new songs. Singing Roos is for age six to 11 is a community kids choir. No pressure, no auditions and really helps to boost self confidence and esteem." - PMG Member
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