The early years are the best time to nurture your child’s musical growth and our classes are designed to provide a variety of experiences that support your child’s language, social, emotional and physical development. Our curriculum is child-centric and combines the music education philosophies of Kodály, Orff and Eurhythmics. Through a carefully selected repertoire of traditional nursery rhymes and songs, as well as music based on folk heritage, children will explore the elements of music such as rhythm, beat, pitch, dynamics, form, timbre and harmony – all presented in a stimulating, creative and interactive atmosphere.
The joy of making music is a rich and rewarding experience for young children. At My Musical Upbringing our goal is to lay the earliest foundation for a meaningful connection to music and to lead children toward a love and knowledge of music.
A good musical upbringing begins with skilled and enthusiastic role models. Classes are taught by a team of highly trained music educators, led by director and founder, Laura Ono. Laura holds an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) diploma in piano performance and is a graduate of the Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education program from the Royal Conservatory of Music and Ryerson University. She also obtained the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teaching Certificate from Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachussetts. Laura is active in promoting quality music education training programs in Canada -- she currently services as the Training Chair and Past President of the Dalcroze Society of Canada. With more than 20 years of combined performance and teaching experience, Laura is a passionate and committed music educator, working with children and parents to instil a love of music and music learning. In addition to her musical training, Laura also holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Communications (University of Ottawa) and a Master of Business Administration (York University)
your child’s musical education is at birth.