Achieve Excellence with Quality Early Years Music Education

The Music Circle Instrumental Academy focuses on quality music education. We have long-term goals in mind. We ensure that students achieve excellence in music while enjoying their musical experience.

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Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental Academy

Group and
Ensemble Classes

Instrumental Academy

Parents are a part of
our Learning Community

The Instrumental Academy
Honours Programme

Our early years music education is designed to nurture and bring out the musician in everyone

Individual Instrumental Lessons

Our trained early childhood music teachers teach individual piano and violin lessons. These one-on-one lessons focus on instrumental study. Each music class that is unique to each student’s goals and modes of learning.

There are group and ensemble classes. Students undergo holistic music education. Children have the chance to grow independently via music classes!

Instrumental Academy
Instrumental Academy

Juries, Assessments, Performance Class, Spotlight, Instrumental Camps

We evaluate early childhood music education periodically. We do so via Juries as well as Theory and Aural Assessments.

We have several opportunities throughout the year for Instrumental Academy to perform. This includes Performance Classes and the year end showcase Spotlight.

Our early childhood children also enjoy holiday programmes. Including the Instrumental Academy camps and Academy Days or Workshops.

Instrumental Academy

Group and Ensemble Classes

Group and Ensemble classes supplement each student’s individual lessons. Group early years music classes enable students to learn alongside their peers. Our early childhood music teachers cover social settings for holistic musical learning. The Ensemble segment lets students perform in front of their peers. Our early childhood music teachers focus on improving general musicianship.

Parents are part of our Learning Community

Teachers lead classes. But their influence is limited to class time. Parents play a part in creating a musical environment for the child. At The Music Circle, we equip parents with the tools to guide their child. We build support networks for parents in the music learning journey together.

Instrumental Academy music and movement
Facilities at the Piano Music School Singapore

The Instrumental Academy Honours Programme

The Honours Programme allows students with high ability and aspiration to flourish. Academy Heads and Senior Teachers teach students. All our early years music students have regular opportunities to perform. We do selection for our early years music program at the Intermediate level. Selection is based on recommendation by early childhood music teachers. This includes a rigorous audition process.

The Instrumental Academy Pathway for Early Years Music

The Music Circle provides different pathways in the Instrumental Academy. Our early years music education helps every child grow at the appropriate pace. Our early years music classes give them the right environment for their learning.













Honours Programme




Honours Programme




Honours Programme




Honours Programme

What is music in early years?

In Singapore, music in early years often starts with simple songs for kids. Parents and teachers use music to help children learn and have fun. Some families might go for music classes like piano or violin. Schools also have music as part of the lessons. Music is seen as good for brain development and social skills. It’s a way for young kids to express themselves and connect with others.

How to teach music in early years?

In Singapore, teaching music to young kids can be fun and easy. Start with simple songs they like. Use toys like drums or shakers to make it interactive. Teach them basic rhythms and notes with games. Use colors or stickers to help them remember. Make it a regular part of their week so they get used to it. Always keep it fun and let them explore. As they get better, you can introduce more complex things like reading music.

What kinds of music are appropriate in the early childhood program?

In Singapore’s early childhood programs, it’s good to play music that is calm and not too loud. Nursery rhymes and simple songs are great because they are easy to sing along to. Classical music can help kids focus. Local tunes and instruments can also be included to teach about Singaporean culture. Avoid music with fast beats or strong lyrics to keep the environment relaxed.

What is the best music for child development?

Music can be really good for kids as they grow. Classical music like Mozart can help with focus and calmness. Songs with simple words and tunes can improve language skills. Playing instruments can also make kids better at problem-solving. So, a mix of different kinds of music is best for overall growth. 1

What do you do as a music teacher?

I teach music to kids and adults. I show them how to play instruments like piano and guitar. We also learn about music theory. I help students get better at reading music notes and playing songs. We have fun and play different types of music. Some students even get ready for music exams or shows. I love seeing them get better and enjoy music.

What are the duties of a music teacher in elementary school?

A music teacher in an elementary school in Singapore teaches kids instruments. Some music teachers also teach singing! They plan lessons and choose songs that are fun and educational. They also help kids learn about rhythm, notes, and sometimes even simple music theory. The teacher sets up and leads performances like school concerts. They also check and grade the students’ work and behavior. Lastly, they talk to parents about how their child is doing in music class. 2

What kind of music calms kids?

Music that is slow and soothing often helps calm kids. Classical music, lullabies, and gentle acoustic songs are good choices. Some kids also find nature sounds like rain or ocean waves relaxing. Every child is different, so it’s good to try different types to see what works best. 3

What is the best music for kids brain development?

Music can help kids’ brains grow in many ways. Classical music like Mozart is good for focus and memory. Songs with a beat can help with math skills. Learning to play an instrument can also boost IQ and discipline. Sing-along songs are good for language learning. Different kinds of music can help in different areas, so a mix is best.


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Jin is part of The Music Circle's digital team. He learnt the piano for over 5 years when he was young. Early childhood music classes played a big part in creativity for him.

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  3. Aggarwal-Schifellite, Manisha. “Research Shows Lullabies in Any Language Relax Babies.” Harvard Gazette, October 19, 2020.