Anne's Musical Blog!


Series 1, Episode 6: Listening ... Twinkle! Twinkle!


Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music introduces the fifth and final branch of the “Five Branches Framework” for Music in the Early Years - Listening. She discusses the importance of actively listening with young children and demonstrates how this can be done. The piece of music used is one we all know and love ...



Teddy Bear! Teddy Bear!


Series 1, Episode 4: This is the way ... with instruments!


Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music introduces her favourite musical instruments to use with little people. She shares a song that works with any type of instrument and explores some important contrasts in music - soft/loud and slow/fast.

You can access the free, downloadable “Instrument Ideas for Early Childhood” cheat sheet here: https://branchintomusic.com.au/free-sheet .

You can also purchase your quality “Making Music Together” Instrument Packs here: https://www.hansmusic.com.au/Making-Music-Together-Complete-Percussion-Pack using the discount code BIM2020C at checkout to receive your special members discount. Enjoy!!!

Please note there is also a “Basic Pack” (discount code BIM2020B) and an “Extras Pack” (discount code BIM2020E).


Series 1, Episode 3: The Goodbye Song



Anne Belcher from Branch Into Music shares her favourite “Goodbye Song”. She discusses where it fits within The “Five Branches Framework” for Music in the Early Years and suggests how it can be used at home or in early years learning and care settings. Families and educators who are interested in learning more about the “Five Branches Framework” are encouraged to visit Branch Into Music’s website: http://www.branchintomusic.com.au