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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.

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.

Groups for expectant mothers

The groups for expectant mothers are intended for mothers who have reached the middle of their pregnancy. Fetal hearing begins to develop during the 20th week of a pregnancy.

The goal of the activity is to strengthen the bond between the mother and baby through musical methods. This will support the mother’s musical knowledge, increase the sense of security and well-being surrounding them and continue the nursery rhyme tradition.

The musical methods used include singing, playing, moving to music and actively listening to music. In the groups for expectant mothers, breathing exercises and voice exercises are also practiced.

The groups for expectant mothers are organised as a course (5 times). Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes. The course will be arranged according to the number of registrations. The fee for the five-time course package is €37.50 / person.

You can move from the group for expectant mothers to a family group when the baby is 3 months old.

Registration is made in the Kuula-opisto’s Wilma registration program.

Registration and application times

The registration period for new students is primarily in April. 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.