Imagine the feeling of delivering a music and story play learning experience that was dynamic, meaningful and magically engaging for the children in your care.
Our Mastery Program is designed to develop and enhance your confidence, strategies, skillset and resources for delivering quality music, literacy and socio-dramatic play learning experiences to children aged 0 - 6 years old.
We'd love to support you on your music and story play adventure.
THIS PROGRAM IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF:
You're an early years educator, team leader or learning assistant ready to build on your confidence, resources and teaching practices for guiding structured music and socio-dramatic play experiences that are developmentally appropriate, child-led and magical.
You're a parenting group leader, librarian, play therapist or education consultant wanting to expand on your toolkit of ideas and facilitation techniques to ensure your music and story play sessions are highly engaging and empowering for all.
You're a service leader, childcare or kindergarten director wanting to support your team with the know-how, resources and practical strategies for delivering a quality music, literacy and socio-dramatic arts curriculum (NQS Quality Area 7.2). If so, please contact us to learn about our discounted 'team access' option .
You don't quite fit any of these descriptions but you're keen to discuss whether this course is right for you. We'd love to help! Send us an email and we can arrange a phone or zoom call to discuss.
WHAT THIS TRAINING CAN OFFER YOU:
DISCOVER our failsafe blueprint for guiding music, movement and socio-dramatic play activities that inspire meaningful interactions between you and the children in your care (NQS Quality Area 5).
GAIN a practical understanding of how to effectively use props, puppets, simple instruments and recorded sounds to enhance literacy, language, physical and socio-emotional development.
LEARN how to reimagine and adapt your current repertoire of songs in dynamic and spontaneous new ways.
PRACTICE the six basic steps to planning and delivering a high quality early years Music & Story Play curriculum (NQS Quality Area 1).
UNLOCK your own innate creativity and confidence to lead Music & Story Play learning experiences that are engaging, responsive and wonder-full.
BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL HAVE:
EXPLORED the dynamics of your voice and how to effectively use vocal tone, colour and expression to support child engagement, focus and interest.
GAINED a deeper understanding of how music and imaginative play positively influence a child's cognitive, social and emotional development and sense of wellbeing.
UNLOCKED the secret powers of your physicality (gesture & movement) as a storyteller extraordinaire.
PLANNED & DEVELOPED your own four week Music & Story Play curriculum.
DISCOVERED ways in which you can use story to enhance learning in other curriculum areas eg: science, maths, etc.
CONSIDERED how music and story play is adaptable to provide for different sensory sensitivities and as a valuable tool for regulating little ones nervous systems (& your own!).
YOUR IMAGINATION IS A GIFT
You will receive
Why we love music and story play
How humans are hard-wired to connect and learn through music and story
Explore the benefits of music, story and play in young children's cognitive, physical and social-emotional development and wellbeing.
The learning environment
Setting 'the space'
'Facilitation' vs 'Presentation'
Music & socio-dramatic play as inquiry-based learning
Our dynamic voices - singing and more!
How to use your vocal dynamics for focus, positive behaviour management & group engagement
Singing with confidence
Reimagining familiar songs
Story sharing tips & tricks
EVERY body move!
'Show' don't 'tell': body gesture & expression as a teaching tool
Exploring the beat/rhythm
Finger plays, action songs & dances
Strategies for introducing and guiding movement activities
Story as a 'bridge'
How to utilise narrative as a tool to deepen child engagement and learning experiences across all curriculum areas
Building on a narrative over time
Instruments, props and recorded sounds
Tips, tricks and techniques for effectively introducing and playing instruments with very young children
Simple strategies to use props effectively and with confidence
Bringing it all together - your 4 week lesson plan
A step-by-step supported process for bringing this new learning together with your own creative ideas for a music & story play four week curriculum
Some of the ways we make learning fun & easy for you!
Lessons are delivered through short
video tutorials. These are loaded with practical demonstrations, strategies and developmental messages delivered
in a fun and accessible way.
MUSIC & STORIES
Access to a variety of songs, music and stories from around the world, chosen
by Nadia especially for you.
Each module includes transcripts of every lesson, PDF worksheets with links to the EYLF, tips and extension ideas.
PRIVATE MEMBERS GROUP
The private members group is your
way to stay connected to others going through the program, share ideas,
ask questions and get inspired!
On successful completion of this online course you receive PD certification.
12 MONTHS ACCESS
You get full access to this mastery program for 12mths, so you can relax and enjoy learning at your own pace.
We're here to rekindle your creative spark
and share our tools and techniques for leading quality
Music & Story Play experiences with confidence.
"Nadia's warmth, humour
and passion are contagious.
I highly recommend her
consultancy services to any
Early Years Professionals
looking for inspiration."
S. Saint-Claire (M.A. Ed)
Co-Director Burleigh Heads Kindergarten.
"I cannot recommend
Nadia and her program
highly enough for anyone who
wishes to discover how music,
story and creative play can
nurture a child's development."
Early Years Music Educator
& 'Hootabelle' from Giggle & Hoot
Did we mention you receive PD certification for completing the program?
We did? Phew!
OUR BIG-HEARTED COMMUNITY
Our founder and lead facilitator
Nadia Sunde offers additional insights, creative inspiration and guidance
to members on our private Music & Story
Play: Mastery Program Group.
Feel inspired, grow your confidence
and connect with new friends around
the world embarking on the Music & Story Play adventure!
MUSIC BELONGS TO YOU
What happens once you've registered?
Register your name & email and make payment.
Receive your email with a link to access your course.
Download your workbook and other important stuff.
Log on to the course site and begin Module One. Yay!
Join the Private Members Group.
OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU
At Music & Story Play we're committed to bringing you the best possible experience, tools and resources.
If you decide that this program isn't for you, we'll refund your enrolment fee.
You'll have 48hrs to opt out of the program.
WE ALL CARRY THE SEEDS OF A WONDER-FILLED STORY WITHIN US
I'm so excited to share in this big-hearted adventure with you!
Music and story have been the foundation of my work with children, families and communities for over 25 years and I'm SO grateful for the gifts they've brought me.
I'm committed to sharing all of my practical strategies, tools and inspiration so that you have everything you need to create magical music and story play memories with the children in your life.
Thank you for being here. I can't wait to welcome you to our Mastery Program soon!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can I start the program and how does it work?
You will have access to this program from February 2023 with all of the 7 modules delivered inside the portal website. You have unlimited access and can undertake the learning at your own pace. You will also have access to the online members group where you can ask questions, receive additional tips and demonstrations from Nadia.
How long do I have to do the program?
You will have full access to the program for 12 months from the time of purchase. You're free to undertake your learning at your own pace.
Can I share the program with friends and colleagues?
Thank you for asking. No. Your registration offers a single user licence for the program and access to the private online members group. If you're interested in finding out more about our 'teams access' licence for childcare centres and schools please get in touch with us via email.