The Five Branches Framework for Music in the Early Years

Learn a framework for incorporating a quality music and movement program into preschool, kindergarten, long daycare, family daycare and playgroup settings

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Are you an educator working in a kindergarten, preschool, childcare, family day-care or play group setting?

Do you look at other educators who make music easily and confidently with their children and wish you could be more like them?

Do you want to bring more music and movement into your program but feel stuck for ideas and not sure where to start?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, and you’re ready to reignite your musical 'mojo' with some new ideas and repertoire, then you are in the right place!

Children experience joy and unconscious learning through music – when they feel the beat, sing, play musical instruments, dance and move their bodies, and when they actively listen to a range of different musical styles.

But many educators lack confidence in their own ability to make music with their children. They feel like they are doing the “same old same old” year in and year out …

If this sounds like you, please join us here at Branch Into Music for “The Five Branches Framework For Music In the Early Years”. The aim of this online professional development program is to give you, the educator, more confidence around incorporating a quality Music and Movement program into your early years setting.

In “The Five Branches Framework For Music In The Early Years” we will outline the importance of music and musical activities to enhance childhood development in the Introductory Module, then work our way through the five key elements (or "branches") of an effective Music program.

The five “branches” make up the five core modules – Beat, Singing, Instruments, Movement and Listening.

But don’t worry! You don’t have to have any prior musical knowledge or skills to engage in this course - just enthusiasm, an open mind, and the belief that every person is entitled to a musical childhood.

We are so lucky to be able to give the gift of music to the children in our care.

It's time for some new repertoire and resource ideas, and the boost in confidence you need to bring more music and movement into your program!


Your Instructor

Anne Belcher
Anne Belcher

Anne Belcher is passionate about inspiring educators and families to bring the joy of music back to early childhood. She has taught music to a wide range of ages for nearly twenty years. Anne runs her own business, “Branch into Music”, teaching music and movement to babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, families and educators in the Ballarat region. She has run music programs in schools, kindergartens and childcare centres and regularly presents workshops for educators on behalf of the Early Learning Association of Australia, in early years settings and for various local councils.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start and finish?
The next round of "The Five Branches Framework for Music in the Early Years" will commence Wednesday 17 February 2021, with the remaining five modules released weekly on Wednesdays. You then have lifetime access to the program.
What if I am not happy with the program?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I need to have any prior musical experience to engage in this program?
There is no need to have any prior musical experience to engage in this online professional program - just enthusiasm, an open mind, and the belief that every person is entitled to a musical childhood!
Do I need to login at certain times or is the course flexible?
This online professional program is totally flexible – it can be completed in your own time, there are no assignments and once you have it, it’s yours for life!
What is the time commitment?
If you were to watch the videos straight through, the course would take you five hours to complete. However, most people find they like to reflect on the videos and read through the transcripts to get the most out of the program. Participants are encouraged to log the amount of time they spend - extra professional learning hours can be claimed on your certificate of completion.
How much does it cost?
The full price for this program is $249 AUD. However, join the waitlist and keep your eyes peeled for early bird specials!
Will I get a certificate of completion?
Yes, you will be emailed a certificate upon completion of this course, that can be used for teacher accreditation purposes. A statement is provided that links the program to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

This course is closed for enrollment.