Spark your child’s music journey

The Music Circle’s Early Childhood programme for 3 to 5 year-olds. To give a positive start to a lifelong journey with music and movement.

Classes are designed to spark your child’s creativity and develop them holistically.

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Early Childhood Nursery Music Class

TMC’s Early Childhood Music Pathway for 3 to 5 year-olds lays a
strong and essential foundation for their first steps as musicians.

The Tiny Circle

Music Appreciation (3-year-olds)

Develop the little musician in your child with The Tiny Circle – TMC’s music and movement class. A preschool enrichment program for three-year-olds. Parent-and-child will both enjoy a time of bonding through music and movement. Our music pre primary class includes storytelling and music-based activities.

Each 10-lesson term includes aspects of music for your child. The perfect preschool enrichment class. Your preschooler will learn about the world around them through music.

  • 40-minutes per lesson
  • Parent-accompanied
  • 10 lesson modules
  • 3 modules in total
  • Home activities and playlists provided to create a musical environment at home


  • One time TMC Registration Fee: $65
    (including administrative costs, TMC bag and folder)
  • Course Fees: $400 per module of 10 lessons
  • Material Fees: $20
    (including all resources, booklets, home activities and playlists provided for the course)
Painting at our preschool class
music and movement class

The Little Circle

Grow with Music (4-year-olds)

The Little Circle is a music and movement class for 4-year-olds. This music program for preschoolers will grow your child’s curiosity. This program will make him excited about music making!

We introduce children to music concepts like rhythm and solfège. Our music preschool enrichment expose children to a wide range of music forms and genres.

This is a non parent-accompanied class, designed to be loads of fun!


  • Develop singing, aural and rhythm skills.
  • Develop gross psychomotor and fine motor skills through music and movement.
  • Draw connections between music and the world we live in.
  • Explore tuned and untuned percussion and musical instruments
  • Build creativity and imagination through music, storytelling and play.
  • 45-minutes per lesson
  • Non Parent-accompanied
  • 11 weeks per term
  • 3 terms in total
  • Home activities and playlists provided to create a musical environment at home


  • One time TMC Registration Fee: $65
    (including administrative costs, TMC tote bag and folder)
  • Course Fees: $440 per module of 11 lessons
  • Material Fees: $20 including all resources, booklets, home activities and playlists provided for the course

The Junior Circle

Pre-Instrumental Course (5-year-olds)

The Junior Circle is a music and movement class for 5 year olds in Singapore. Our music class develops the budding musician in children. Our early childhood classes explore rhythm, singing and basic musical skills. This prepares children for instrumental learning.

The interactive music and movement classes are inspired by Dalcroze and Kodaly methods. We tailor our early years music classes for 5-year-olds. Our preschool music education cultivates their interest in music. It also develops creativity through music-making in a fun and nurturing environment.


  • Develop singing, aural and rhythm skills. Early childhood classes are based on Kodaly. Music classes are also based on Music Circle Time songs and nursery rhymes.
  • Develop psychomotor and kinesthetic abilities through music and movement.
  • Showcase imagination and creativity through performance.
  • Explore a variety of pieces from different cultures, genres and periods.
  • Discover various instruments through sound and play.
  • Learn to play the xylophones.

Learning Outcomes

  • Sing in pitch, scales and songs using solfège.
  • Aurally identify chords and tonality.
  • Aurally and visually identify rhythms.
  • Display kinesthetic and musical development.
  • Improvise/compose short melodies using learned melodic patterns
  • Be able to describe basic stylistic traits of a piece.
  • Display basic skills in playing of learned instruments.
  • Be kinesthetically and aurally ready to learn an instrument
  • 45-minutes per lesson
  • 11 weeks per term
  • 4 terms in total
  • Independent learning (Non-parent accompanied)
  • Home activities and playlists provided to create a musical environment at home


  • One time TMC Registration Fee: $65
    (including administrative costs, TMC tote bag and folder)
  • Course Fees: $440 per module of 11 lessons.
  • Material Fees: $40
    (including starter pack, all resources, booklets, home activities and playlists provided for the course)
  • Xylophone Rental: $20
Attending our early childhood music class

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What is the earliest age to start music lessons?

The best age to start music lessons can vary for each child. But many experts say that around age 5 or 6 is a good time to begin formal music lessons, like piano or violin. Before that age, kids can still enjoy music. Children can still learn from casual music activities like singing and rhythm games.

How do you teach music to early childhood?

To teach music to young kids, start with simple songs and rhythms. Use hand claps and easy-to-play instruments like drums or shakers. Make it fun with games and movement like dancing. Show them pictures of different instruments. Let early childhood kids listen to various kinds of music. Teach basic concepts like loud and soft, fast and slow. Always be positive and encourage them to try new things. Learning should be fun and interactive.

What are the benefits of musical instruments in early childhood?

Playing musical instruments helps kids in many ways. It makes their brain work better and helps with learning things like math and language. It also helps kids listen better and improves their memory. Playing music can make kids feel happy and help them express their feelings. It’s also a fun way for kids to make friends and work together. Overall, it’s good for their growth and well-being.

Do music lessons improve cognitive skills?

Yes, music lessons can help improve cognitive skills. Learning an instrument can boost memory, attention, and spatial-temporal skills. It can also help with math and reading. Plus, practicing music can make you better at problem-solving and planning. Overall, music training can be good for your brain. 1

What is a preschool class?

A preschool class is a place where young kids go to learn basic things before they start regular school. Usually between 3 and 5 years old. They learn numbers, letters, and how to share and play with others. The teacher helps them get ready for kindergarten. Activities are usually fun and may include singing, drawing, and storytime.

What to expect in preschool class?

In a Singapore preschool class, kids learn through play and activities. Teachers use songs, stories, and games to teach. Children learn basic numbers and letters. They also learn to share and get along with others. There are arts and crafts, and outdoor playtime too. It’s a place for kids to make friends and get ready for bigger school.

What age is preschool in Singapore?

In Singapore, preschool usually starts when a child is 18 months old and goes up to 6 years old. Kids go through different levels before they start primary school at age 7. This includes playgroup, nursery, and kindergarten. 2

What is an enrichment programme?

An enrichment programme is a special class or course. An enrichment class helps kids or adults learn more than what they get in regular school or work. It can be about subjects like math, science, art, or other skills. These programmes make learning fun and give extra knowledge. In Singapore, many schools and centers offer these courses. Enrichment programmes help people be better in what they like or need to improve.

Which is the best educational enrichment program for gifted children?

In Singapore, the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) is highly regarded for gifted children. It starts from Primary 4 and provides a challenging curriculum. Kids get to learn deeper and faster. It helps them reach their full potential. Some other good options are private centers like The Learning Lab and MindChamps. These offer special programs to challenge bright kids. Each program has its own style and benefits, so choose what fits your child best.

What are the activities for sensory enrichment?

Sensory enrichment activities help people feel and understand things better. In Singapore, you can try different things. For touch, you can go to sensory gardens to feel different plants. For smell, try flower shows or go to food markets. For hearing, there are music events or nature walks to hear birds. For taste, you can try food festivals that offer many flavors. For sight, you can visit art galleries or go to places with nice views like Marina Bay. These activities make your senses happy and help you learn more.

Can a 4 year old learn music?

Yes, a 4-year-old can learn music. At this age, kids are often ready to explore rhythm, melody, and simple instruments. Many start with singing, clapping, or playing a small keyboard. Preschool music education designed for young children can make learning fun and social. Early exposure to music can boost creativity. Music program for preschoolers can help with other skills like math and language. 3


The Music Circle

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.

  1. Andrew E. Budson, MD. “Why Is Music Good for the Brain?” Harvard Health, October 7, 2020.
  2. “Overview of Compulsory Education.” Ministry of Education (MOE). Accessed September 18, 2023.
  3. “Sorry, Kids, Piano Lessons Make You Smarter.” Forbes, June 6, 2013.