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Sing&Grow Services

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Sing&Grow offers a range of services including workshops, group programs, and professional development.

Parent and children at Sing&Grow

Sing&Grow with Families

Sing&Grow partners with local organisations to integrate services within the community. A registered music therapist delivers Sing&Grow in collaboration with staff from the partnering organisation, ensuring accessibility for families and building staff capacity to support long-term outcomes. By sharing both traditional and non-traditional children's songs, Sing&Grow provides families with a safe space to interact in new and positive ways, increase their confidence to use music and play at home, and learn new ways to support child development.

If you are a community organisation, submit an expression of interest to partner with us to be a ‘Host Organisation’ and bring Sing&Grow to families and children in your local area.

Families at Sing&Grow

Sing&Grow Group Programs

Group programs are held in accessible venues in collaboration with community organisations. Up to 10 families attend one-hour weekly sessions (generally over 8 weeks), participating in hands-on music activities that assist children with developmental skills and extend the repertory of parenting skills in relating to children through interactive play.

Known song material, original compositions, singing, movement to music, relaxation and instrumental play are all incorporated into an established session plan. Online resources or a CD is made available to each family and the host organisation, further supporting families’ capacity to use the musical activities at home.

School aged children

Off to School Program

Off to School draws from the inherent qualities of music for addressing all aspects of child development. The program develops skills in parents to recognise their role in supporting their child through a positive transition to school the following year.

The program assists school readiness, promoting self-regulation and focusing on developing social skills, motor skills, literacy and numeracy, routines, emotional wellbeing, and independence. It also provides further opportunities to strengthen relationships between families and education services.

Professional training

Professional Development

Our team of registered music therapists have developed two professional development workshops for organisations – Play Matters Music Tools Workshop, and Time for Tunes. To find out more about these workshops, click on the link below.

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning”

Diane Ackerman