Music classes for bumps, babies, preschoolers and their parents – run by professional opera singer, educator and mum Melanie Maslin, this is a baby music class to inspire the young and old!
When: There are various class times and events, check the Baby Love Music Fun website for class time tables and if you get the chance attend one of their gigs at the Melbourne Recital Centre, next one coming up is Aussie Babes – part of the MusicPlay Festival, click here.
Where: The classes are held in both Richmond and Williamstown (visit website) and the MusicPlay Festival is at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, SOUTHBANK – click here for map.
Cost: A free trial class is offered to first timers thinking about enrolling in regular classes, tickets to the MusicPlay performances are $20 and provide free entry for the accompanying adult.
Baby Love Music Fun (BLMF) has a very loyal following (from what I can make out) and their events sell out well in advance. I was lucky enough to have Melanie put a ticket aside for Charlie and I to attend one of their events held at the Melbourne Recital Centre back in late November 2012.
When I was a new mum I took Immi to a few different music classes – even enrolled her in a weekly class for a term. I love music, I studied piano and cello and even played in a symphony orchestra (briefly). But I found toddler music classes on the whole a bit mind numbing and repetitive. Damn it where was BLMF when my Immi was 1??
Fast forward to 2012 and experiencing BLMF was a revelation. As a professional opera singer Melanie shares her love of music in a completely relevant way with the audience – I adored that we were in the Recital Centre sitting under a grand piano (which was being played as the accompaniment) and being led through music by the likes of Mozart, Verdi, Puccini and Rogers and Hammerstein. And it was clear the children adored it. The concert was incredibly intimate and interactive – we were involved in everything… it was fun. It was Real music.
So any parents, grandparents or carers of babies and toddlers out there who are yearning for something a bit more stimulating when it comes to music with your littles: make sure you check out BLMF.
Check out our review of the MusicPlay Festival 2012, click here.