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Music playschool

Children aged 0-6 can participate in music playschool groups. The working methods used include nursery rhymes, singing, playing instruments, games, listening, moving, rhythm, improvisation and visual expression by drawing and colouring.

The music playschool education is based on a national curriculum. The aim of the teaching is to stimulate and maintain the child’s positive attitude and interest in music.

The child learns to understand and recognise the basics of music: opposites (high-low, slow-fast, loud-quiet) and elements of music, e.g. melody, harmony and rhythm. Concentration, voice use and motor skills are also being developed.

Family groups (0-2-year-olds)

In a family group, the child is always accompanied by an adult. The duration of the music class is 30 minutes and is held once a week.

When groups are formed, children born in the same year are put into the same group.
During the classes we play, move and dance together. In the family groups, the adults also participate in the activities of the music playschool and the child is there under the responsibility of their accompanying adult.

Both the child and the adult should wear comfortable clothing. For safety, the child also needs non-slip slippers for the lesson. You can also be barefoot.

Music playschool for siblings (0-3-year-olds)

Music playschool for siblings is a children’s music class aimed at a group of siblings aged 0–3. The children should be accompanied by an adult. The classes are designed so that they take into account the differing levels of development of the children.

Classes take place once a week and are 45 minutes long.

During the classes, we play instruments, sing, recite rhymes, move around, and listen to music. In sibling groups, adults participate in the activities, and children are under the responsibility of their adult.

Both children and adults should wear comfortable clothing suitable for movement. For safety reasons, the child also needs non-slip slippers for the class. Moving around barefoot is also possible.

Playgroups (3-5-year-olds)

In this playgroup, the children meet without their individual adult carers. The duration of the music class is 45 minutes and meets once a week. When groups are formed, children born in the same year are put into the same group.

During the music classes, the children are encouraged to use their own voices, sing naturally and learn the basics of music through games. They are also introduced to different rhythm instruments.

Children should wear comfortable clothing for the lesson. For safety, they also need non-slip slippers. Children can also be barefoot.

Children in music playschool

Music groups for 6-year-olds: kantele and ukulele

In the music groups for 6-year-olds, children start to play either the ukulele or the kantele. The children can choose the instrument for themselves. Children use their own instruments during the lessons.

In addition to playing a kantele or ukulele, the class sings, plays rhythm instruments, listens to music and learns the shape of music through movement.

A music group lesson lasts for 45 minutes and is held once a week.

Registration and application times

The registration period for new students is primarily 11.4.-12.5.2024. If there is room in the groups, new students can also be admitted during the school year.

Registration is made in the Kuula-opisto’s Wilma registration program. Student places are filled in registration order.

At the end of the spring, we will send instructions regarding continued registration to those who are already music playschool students with us.

We will send information at the start of the autumn about the music playschool’s times and the teachers by the end of August at the latest.

Teaching times

Classes are held at the Kuula-opisto and at the English Playschool in Vaasa, and at Rauhala School in Laihia.

The school year begins in Week 35. A child is placed either in the morning, afternoon or evening group. You can request a time for the music playschool group on the registration form. The start of teaching will be notified by email.