Early Learning Centre

Looking for a musical enrichment incursion for your centre?  

Hive offers a range of incursions to help you access high quality learning in your Centre.

Hive’s Early Learning Teachers are all musicians and singers themselves as well as qualified teachers.  We have a wealth of experience in teaching music and creative learning, and in making learning engaging and fun for young children.

Get in touch – we look forward to bringing creative learning to the children at your Centre soon!

Music Incursions (Single Booking)

Age groups & Session Times:

  • Infants (30 min)
  • Toddlers (30 min)
  • Preschoolers (30 min)

Learning Themes: 

  • Under the Sea 
  • Around the Farm 
  • Jungle Adventure
  • All Kinds of Weather
  • Circus

Minimum Booking:

1.5 hours ( 3 rooms)

Price: Contact us for a quote


Music Incursions (Regular / Weekly Booking)

Children develop skills and learn more through repeated activities.  Our weekly / regular incursions can be booked in for a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks and provide a balance of repetition and fresh activities to keep children engaged in learning and to provide opportunity for skill development.

Skills developed in our music sessions

  • Focused listening
  • Following instructions
  • Resilience
  • Musicianship skills

Age groups & Session Length: All age group sessions run for 30 min 

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers 


Minimum Booking: 3 rooms per booking, 4 consecutive weeks.

 Price: Contact us for a quote

Hive Educators and Trainers

Melissa Saunders

Melissa has a background and qualifications in early childhood teaching and music education – giving you and your child a complete educational and creative experience. Before joining the Hive, Melissa worked as an Early Childhood Teacher and Director and also as a Voice Teacher and Choir Director. Melissa’s skills extend to the stage as well, where she has many years of experience in writing, directing and producing musicals and dramatic theatre productions.

She’s also a singer and songwriter – you might just see her wowing audiences at live performances in local venues around Newcastle.

Melissa is a proud mum to Natasha and Daniel, who share her passion for beautiful music and performance.

Vanessa Lynch

Vanessa has a B.Ed (hons) – Bachelor of Education with a major in Music and has spent several years teaching classroom music in high schools and primary schools in London. Vanessa is an accomplished pianist and flute player and has achieved an ATCL level in performance.

While studying an honours degree in Music Education, with a focus on neural research on children’s intellect and cognitive function, she discovered that music is especially powerful in shaping a child’s interests and abilities in the preschool years. Opening Hive, a creative learning studio for local families, was a natural step in her desire to give children the opportunity to develop the cognitive and musical skills that early childhood music training offers.

Emily Kingsmill

Emily is a pianist, singer and teacher. She grew up playing the piano then completed her Psychology in Education degree back in England. She qualified as a Primary School teacher, then as an Early Childhood educator here in Australia. She is passionate about children learning through the joy of music and is delighted to be putting both her love of music and education together at Hive. 

Her two little boys share her love of music, and together they like to spend time exploring and adventuring outdoors, going to the beach, sailing, crafting, baking, plus singing, dancing and making music!

Ready to book your training?

Complete the form to book in for a day and time that suits your centre staff.