I’m Vanessa, Founder & Director of Hive
In 2011 I started my first term of “Bounce and Grow Music” in my lounge room at home. It was a small space, but my little class loved every minute spent there and it was so inviting, friendly and relaxed – and that same sense of support and friendliness is carried in our classes today.
From that point on our classes and programs naturally flourished! Children and parents who came to the centre fell in love with the environment and experience. It was always a scramble to open more classes and buy more instruments. I still remember how proud I was to buy the first drum for the classroom. It felt like we were providing something special for our little bees. Today, that is the smallest drum in our collection but is still well loved.
Later on, the new dedicated Hive Centre in Frederick St was a huge milestone for us – and today we have vibrant bright spaces where children, teens and even adults can make themselves at home…we’ve certainly come a long way from my lounge room! I am so honoured to say that we still have some of the original students attending classes today who started their creative journey when we first opened.
I am honoured to work beside inspiring and skilled teachers who share the same passion for giving our little bees every opportunity to grow and thrive through the creative arts. Together we have tested and refined our programs to provide the most benefits to your child.
The Hive today continues to nourish little minds, to bring out their hidden talents, to ignite their confidence and give them their creative wings. It is a place of friendship, discovery, sharing, laughing, creating and learning.
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.