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March 2018

The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 1

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library),
341 Halswell Road, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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WORKSHOP 1 – THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL PLAY Monday 5th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie and Occupational Therapist Julie Frew Music is a language of the emotions, which affects our mood. It can cause us to feel calm, or agitated and over-aroused. This workshop is designed to help parents, teachers and educators understand how music works in relation to the brain, why babies are “born musical” and able to take turns in musical conversations from birth, and what…

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The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 2

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library),
341 Halswell Road, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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WORKSHOP 2 – THE ART OF MUSICAL PLAY Thursday 15th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie Musical play is the child’s first language and is a natural part of the life and culture of children. It opens up an imaginative, magical world of possibilities. Sensory musical play helps children to listen, express, feel, move and develop a strong sense of self in relation to others. It structures the moment, helping children to make sense of their world. Musical play…

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The Science, Art and Psychology of Musical Play Workshop Series – Workshop 3

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Boardroom, South Library,
66 Colombo Street, corner Hunter Terrace and Colombo Street, Christchurch, Canterbury
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WORKSHOP 3 – THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSICAL PLAY Monday 19th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie Music is a vital part of our humanity and is an intuitive, expressive language of the emotions. Musical play activates every part of the brain and promotes healthy brain growth and development. Musical play helps develop emotional, musical connections. It supports non-verbal and verbal communication, providing a powerful means of communication for children with special needs. It brings everyone together in the moment…

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July 2018
$5 - 10

EXTRA SESSIONS ADDED! – THIS IS THE WAY WE SING AND PLAY – KidsFest 2018: 9.30am, 10.30am (sold out) & 11.15am

July 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Upper Riccarton Library Learning Centre Rooms,
71 Main South Road, Sockburn, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Due to popular demand, we have added 9.30am and 11.15am sessions! Join the Julie Wylie Musical Play team at Upper Riccarton Library at this interactive musical event for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children aged 2-4 (younger and older children are welcome to attend). You’ll enjoy a range of musical play activities which promote singing, listening, moving and playing. Children and adults will have great fun together, as they respond musically with props such as the parachute, rainbow ring and organza.…

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$5 - 10

SWINGING AND SINGING THROUGH MUSICAL PLAY – Kidsfest 2018

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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This is an interactive jazz concert for children aged 3-8 years (younger children are welcome) featuring wonderful musicians from the Julie Wylie Musical Play team. Come along and join Julie Wylie, Sam Gauntlett, Sarah Marra, Toby Buckner and other jazz musicians, to enjoy songs such as Julie’s “Blues Train”, “Teddy Bear Blues” and “Fire Engine”, as well as other favourites including “Summertime”, “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” and “The Girl from Ipanema”. This is…

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September 2018

Celebrating Spring! – Two Interactive Concerts for Children – Sunday 2 September

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Centre,
3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Christchurch, 8081 New Zealand
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Celebrating Spring Concerts – Presented by Julie Wylie Music Play, The Beautiful World of Baroque Music and the Champion Centre. For children aged 0-8 years old 1pm – children 0 – 3 years* 2pm – children 4-8 years* *Recommended age group, but open to any age. Children and their parents can experience the magical sound of a  string trio through listening, watching and dance, using a variety of props such as organza, streamers, ribbons, and scarves (running time approximately 45…

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December 2018
Free

A Celebration of Christmas Music in the Cathedral for Pre-schoolers

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Transitional Cathedral,
cnr Hereford / Madras St, Christchurch, 8083 New Zealand
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