Weekly music and movement classes, designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Young children love to sing, dance and enjoy musical play.

Ukebebe is the best time of our week. Jo is so professional and knowledgeable. She has the most creative ways to teach music without it seeming like teaching.  My 3-year old daughter absolutely loves it and now has a wonderful appreciation of music and a great imagination to go with it. Jo plans each class with a familiar structure and lots of great materials to explore. The best activity we do by miles!
Jodie - Parent of Ellie - 3 years
Early Childhood Music and Movement Classes

Early Childhood Music and Movement Classes:           Monday to Friday mornings.
  • 2018 Term 1 dates: Monday  22nd January to Friday 13th April. An 11 week term.

Randwick classes taught by Jo Steel - Ukubebe director.                                                                        

The Ukubebe Early Childhood Music and Movement program is created for babies, toddlers and preschool children, and we cater to the needs of each group.

Ukubebe combines music learning with an educational philosophy, embracing the whole development of the child. Our approach is informed by the methodology of prominent world music educators Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze and Suzuki.

For babies there is a slower pace and multi-sensory experiences. For toddlers there’s plenty of action and spontaneous discoveries, and for preschool children, the development of social skills, humour, and extension.

We play ukulele using 'open chord' songs in every session. These simple songs (pentatonic) extend musical play and encourage a love and enjoyment of singing. We foster the development of children's singing voice and learning the basic elements in music: keeping the beat, learning rhythm, tempo, pitch and dynamics.

Bring your ukulele if you like, join in and have lots of fun.

Early Childhood Music and Movement Class Times

  • Monday to Friday at Randwick 
  • Young toddlers 1-2 years 9.20am- 10.00am (Mon to Fri)
  • Toddlers 2-3 years 10.10-10.50am (Mon to Fri)
  • Preschool (and/or siblings) 3-5 yrs 11.00-11.40am (Mon to Fri)  
  • Babies 6-12months (not walking) 11.50am-12.30pm (Mon-Fri) Casual classes must be confirmed.
  • Babies under 6 months 12.40-1.20pm (sorry, not running this term, please joins us at 1150)
  • Some preschool classes may be offered as a sibling class - subject to demand
General Information

Bookings are essential. 

All Randwick classes are in the Ukubebe Room, downstairs in 207 Avoca Street Randwick. Please enter though the Educational book and toy-shop ‘Laugh and Learn'.

Randwick Parking: 2 hours free parking is available in the Royal Randwick Shopping Centre: car park entrance is on Avoca Street. (Northbound)

Prams: there is limited space for pram storage, kindly carry your baby if possible.

  • 2018 Term 1 dates: Monday 22nd January to Friday 13 April. An 11 week term
  • Casual visitors please pay the fee of $20.00 (bookings essential)
  • The standard $20 (GST Inclusive) fee applies for any session, casual, regular or trial.
  • If you book for the whole term, your trial fee is deducted. (only available at the beginning of term)
  • All classes are 40 minutes duration.
  • Parents and carers are encouraged to participate with the children. All adults are requested to refrain from talking during the session.

You can make a booking here.

Fees and Missed Classes

Information about fees can be found here. If a class is missed, a make-up class may be arranged, depending on numbers (please contact Jo). It may also be possible for you to bring a guest in lieu of a missed class. Please take up your make-up class during the same school term as your absence. 

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