Do You Have a Musical Mind?
Of Course You Do, and So Do Your Kids!
“I wish I continued learning an instrument…I want my kids to experience music and learn an instrument”. Our founder, Tanya Bethune, has heard this time and time again from parents wanting to bring music into their child’s life. Parent-teacher nights and playground conversations were filled with these emotional wants and desires for their kids and themselves.
Musical Minds grew out of our founder’s passion for showing all ages how they can create and experience music—seeing the absolute joy in kids’ faces when they succeed. Those smiling faces are the driving force behind Musical Minds. Music is just as much for kids as it is for adults. When a child and parent share music, they’re building life-long memories.
Musical Minds has created a welcoming place where kids and adults can explore their musical minds. With experience in all areas of the teaching profession, Tanya and her team expertly guide you through your musical journey.
Get to Know Tanya and Meet the Musical Minds Team
Tanya Bethune is the founder of Musical Minds, a Music school for babies, children and adults. A little about Tanya: at the age of 6 Tanya was encouraged by her grandfather to learn music in her local Brass Band. She continued her love of music as a trumpeter in orchestras and blues bands, playing with inspiring musicians across Australia. Tanya continued her education at The University of Melbourne and progressed to a Head of Primary Music in leading schools across VIC and NSW, teaching children from age 3 months to 18 years. Tanya has experienced first hand the benefits of learning music from a young age and has researched, developed and written the programs that you learn today.
“Miss Bethune, I can do it, listen to me, I can make a song using the music hand signs, I can sing ‘so’ and ‘mi’.”
Tanya loves to help children create music of their own and give parents and grandparents the skills to encourage their children to explore music at home. Tanya values self-confidence and the building blocks of an individuals growth. She has studied, researched, practiced, taught and lived music education in many different forms in variety of settings. Though this experience Tanya is confident that she can give you the best music foundation for your child’s development.
See What Some of Our Families Have to Say
“Our 10 month old loves to dance and make lots of noise, even though we aren’t very musical parents. But after each music class with Tanya, we had wonderful little songs to sing and had a lot of fun making music with simple, creative instruments. Tanya is a natural with kids and wonderful at making sure the class is age-appropriate and inclusive.”
“My daughter absolutely loved her sessions with The Musical Mind! It introduced her to themes and concepts that I don’t think she would have been exposed to until she reached school. I believe it helped her listening and sharing skills, as well as her ability to follow instructions. Tanya was always so warm and nurturing with her students.”
“Our Daughter loved her time at Musical Minds with Tanya and the other kids. Over the weeks, we started to see her facial expressions change as she began to recognise the sounds and songs being played. My wife and I have also begun using some of the songs at home, which has made bath times and meals more enjoyable for us all.”