Music with Monica’s Early Learning Programs (MELP) for parents, their babies and young children aged 0 to 4 years are designed and run by postgraduate qualified Registered Music Therapists from the University of Queensland and Melbourne University. Through the use of live music, musical play, instrument play and musical games, important aspects of childhood development are addressed. These include:

  • social skills (waiting, turn-taking, sharing, tolerance)
  • communication
  • fine and gross motor skills
  • emotional awareness and self-expression
  • self-confidence
  • pre-literacty and pre-numeracy skills
  • school readiness
Leaders in this field of research identify music for a young child as providing neurological stimulation creating an optimal state for learning. They also highlight music’s role as a comforter and source of excitement with the ability to affirm thoughts, actions and placement in a social group while building a child’s identity.
It’s not only your child who benefits from our music program, research also shows that your relationship with them does, too. Participating with your baby or young child can enhance your relationship and increase attachment and bonding. The fun and positive nature of music promotes and encourages positive parent-child interactions. Through the demonstration of techniques to use music when settling, transitioning, to illicit positive responses from your baby or young child, together we are building parenting skills and confidence.While there is this research base informing the progressive development of our MELP, we aim to keep the sessions light and fun in nature, interactive, inclusive and child-centred.
As an added benefit, our programs help to lay musical foundations in your child, instilling a sense of rhythm and beat, encouraging them to use their voice in a tuneful way and immersing them in an expressive environment. These foundations help to maximise their potential to become musical, as they grow.
Each class is 45 minutes long and runs in line with the Qld public school terms, on Queensland time.
No musical ability is necessary and everything you need is supplied.
‘Music With Monica’ sessions are charged as per the following schedule:
  • One (1) child attending: $185.00 per child, per 10 week term.
  • One (1) family attending (twins from 0-4 years or 2 or more children aged between 1 and 4 years): $275.00 per family, per 10 week term.
  • **Babies under 12 months of age attend FREE of charge with any paying sibling**
  • Casual spots are available in classes that are not fully booked. Casual attendance costs $25 per child per session or $35 per family per session. Please email for more information.
  • First-time families receive a subsidy from The Benevolent Society when you attend at their Early Years Centres in Coomera Springs or Labrador.

All music is played live by a Registered Music Therapist and is interactive and child-centred. All equipment and musical instruments are provided.

Payment by cash, cheque, electronic transfer or via Paypal. Registrations and payment may be made online and fees must be paid by the first date of each term.
Families are always welcome to join part way through a term and will be charged a pro rata fee. Make up sessions can be attended at any Music With Monica site within the same term as the missed session.

Timetable – Term 1, 2018

QLD: Monday, 22nd January, 2018 – Thursday, 30th March, 2018

NSW: Friday, 2nd February – Friday, 23rd March (no session on 26th Jan or 30th March). The term will end on 23rd March due to the Commonwealth Games.

Please note that these programs will run provided minimum enrolment numbers are met.


Casuarina or Helensvale on Friday, 26th January (Australia Day) and Friday, 30th March (Good Friday).

Term 1, 2018 Timetable

Term 1, 2018

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