You don’t need any formal experience in music nor do you need to be particularly musical to take part in the class. You can still enjoy and appreciate the music alongside your bear cub. Your Music Cubs teacher will guide you every step of the way so you have a fun and positive experience.
Yes, your bear cub will play a wide variety of instruments in class. They will play floor drums, music sticks and egg shakers to practice rhythm and beats. Your Music Cubs teacher will give each bear cub the opportunity to practice holding and strumming different instruments like the guitar, ukulele and violin.
Our Music Cubs teacher is a multi-instrumentalist who will introduce your bear cub to the sounds of a variety of percussion, wind and string instruments. Your bear cub will see, hear and play music from egg shakers, drums, violin, flute, guitar, ukulele, banjo, tin whistle, xylophone and more.
Yes, your bear cub will progress through each stage learning to play a variety of developmentally appropriate instruments. When your bear cub is around 7 years of age, usually at the end of our Big Cubs stages, they will be allowed to choose their favourite instrument to focus on learning to play.
We have lots of bear cubs who are a little apprehensive about group activities. Don't worry, our classes are relaxed and fun. Our Music Cubs teacher has lots of gentle and fun strategies to support your bear cub during class. Your bear cub will be allowed to watch the class and interact as much or as little as they need. Our class environment is understanding and compassionate. In using this gentle approach, your bear cub should feel safe and settle into the class within a few weeks. Our goal is for every bear cub to leave class feeling happy every week.
Family members are welcome to watch classes from the family viewing areas. Space is limited in some viewing areas so we ask that only one other family member come along to watch the class. Bear Cubs who aren’t taking part in a class, must be supervised at all times.