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Learning Brought to Life “Making Meaningful Music with our Early Learners”

21 April, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+10

Many educators lack confidence in their ability to make music with children. They feel they have lost their “mojo” and are doing the “same old same old” year in and year out …

In this practical workshop, Anne Belcher will introduce “The Five Branches Framework for Music in the Early Years”, working through each of the five “branches” or key elements of an effective Music program – Beat, Singing, Instruments, Movement and Listening. She will share ideas for effective, yet inexpensive props and instruments, and fun, easily accessible songs, dances and listening activities that can be incorporated immediately into any early years learning and care program.

We are so lucky to be able to give the gift of music to the children in our care. Come along and gain the boost in energy and confidence you need to bring more music into your program!

In this session, educators will learn:

  • how music can help childhood development;
  • the 5 essential ingredients for an early childhood music program;
  • some simple songs and musical activities they can incorporate straight away.

Quality areas: QA1, QA5 & QA6

Presenter: Anne Belcher – Director, Branch Into Music



Anne Belcher has taught music to a wide range of ages for nearly twenty years. Anne runs her own business, “Branch into Music”, teaching music and movement to babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, families and educators in the Ballarat region. She runs music programs in schools, kindergartens and long day care centres and regularly presents workshops for educators, both online and in-person, at conferences, in early childhood education and care settings and for various local councils





Over the past 22 years, the Early Childhood Education Foundation has provided more than $150,000 in kindergarten fees to support over 220 families.

We would really appreciate your donation, this foundation is essential, with your help, underprivileged children can have a better start and participate in a school environment during these precious early years.

All contributions are optional, a receipt will be issued for donations of $2 or more.

Attendees will join remotely via Zoom Webinar, the link will be sent to you via email before the session.

Please note: a camera and speaker will be required on your PC or laptop to connect to the meeting. Alternatively, you can download the Zoom app on your smartphone and join the meeting via your phone.


Learning Brought to Life “Making Meaningful Music with our Early Learners” is sponsored by ELAA’s partner, Officeworks.

Learning Brought To Life Gold Sponsor


21 April, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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$25.00 Members $45.00 Non Members
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