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Musical Bees 5-8 yrs

Musical Foundation lessons in Singing, Ukulele, Xylophone & Piano for Children

Location: 8 Frederick St, Charlestown
Class size: up to 10
Parents: Drop-off
Class length: 60 minutes
Program length: Ongoing – Join Anytime
Cost: $21 (see details)


At Hive we believe that talent is GROWN, not BORN, and so we provide a unique environment that nurtures and grows your child’s inner musical talent and leads them on step-by-step journey of developing musical skill through expressive movement, joyful songs and happy hands-on music making with real instruments.

Our trained and experienced teachers provide a thorough step-by-step approach to this class to ensure your child’s musical skills and enjoyment of making music thrive.  The classes involve singing, movement to music, ensemble playing, reading and writing music, and playing by ear.

Research on children’s music lessons has found that children develop a love for music and stick with playing an instrument for a lot longer if they develop their foundational music skills before starting private lessons.  In fact, skipping the foundational music development that Bee Musical provides is like skipping Kindergarten and putting your child straight into Year 1 at school, expecting them to read without first learning their phonics or alphabet!

Children who are ready for the next step after Musical Bees easily flow into our Simply Music Group Piano Lesson classes. Read More 

Our program takes children on a progressive journey of skill building incorporating:

Kodaly-Based Ear Training 

  • Hearing specific chord changes and responding with hand signs for each change
  • Hearing the pitch changes in our Piano Play songs
  • Pitch matching songs and singing in tune
  • Singing our Piano Play songs and using body signs to signal each note change

Instrument Play:

  • Playing 2-3 chord songs on ukulele
  • Playing 2 – 5 note songs on keyboard by ear – this is like learning ‘Phonics’ in Kindergarten before you learn to read words
  • Playing ensemble songs on xylophone

Kodaly-Based Reading & Writing:

  • Colour coded Kodaly system of reading music – this is like learning the Alphabet before you learn to read words
  • Learning to read the position of notes on the stave (no letter names introduced in this level)
  • Writing the notes on the stave for the songs we can sing
  • Reading 3-note songs on the stave





    Satisfaction Guarantee:

    If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your member joining fee and any remaining tuition fees.*

    *Applies to member enrolments only. Any uniforms costs that were included in your joining fee will be deducted from the fee before refunding.


    Melissa Saunders

    Melissa Saunders

    Music Teacher

    Melissa Box

    Melissa Box

    Music Teacher

    Natasha Gibbs

    Natasha Gibbs

    Music Teacher

    Hannah Cizzio

    Hannah Cizzio

    Music Teacher



    Get to know Hive

    Our 2 Week Trial Pass is the perfect way to find the right class fit for your child at Hive.

    Attend 2 of any classes within 2 weeks for just $35. 

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    Hive Member Enrolments:

    If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your remaining tuition fees and cancel your enrolment.

    Please note:

    1st month period applies for 30 days starting on the date of your first class

    Satisfaction guarantee applies to:

    • Members who are NEW to Hive
    • NEW enrolments in Bee-School (for new and existing Hive clients)

    Alternatively: you can CHANGE your enrolment to any other Hive class / program if you are unsatisfied, with no notice period.

    Weekly tuition: $21

    Tuition fee includes:

    • 1 weekly class
    • Unlimited makeups - use the client portal to book in makeups whenever you miss a class
    • Subscription to Kindermusik@Home app where you can access your class songs and home activities each week


    Hive fees are billed on the 1st of each month for the number of classes scheduled in that month. ie) a 4 week month will cost $84. Fees are NOT charged for weeks when Hive is closed for school holidays. Fee invoices are sent out on the morning of the 1st before fees are debited on the evening of the 1st.

    Multi-Class discount: 

    $35 per week for students enrolled in two different classes per week (ie Baby Bees and Creative Play). Unlimited classes still apply.

    Pro-Rated Fees:

    Join anytime! ALL fees are pro-rated and charged from your START DATE

    Payment Options:

    Visa or Mastercard. If you need to pay another way please call our reception.

    COVID Plan: In case of lockdown / further restrictions

    Should Hive classes be required to close temporarily due to COVID 19 restrictions or lockdown the following fee plan will be implemented:

    Age 0-23 months: Enrolments & fees will be paused until we reopen. Fees paid for that month that haven't been used, will be credited forward to when we reopen. You enrolment will be automatically reinstated when we reopen.

    Age 2-5 years: All classes will continue using our live & pre-recorded online format. Families will have unlimited access to all music classes in addition to our Bee-School programs in dance, Spanish, storytime/drama, musical theatre.