How music helped me cope with postnatal depression

To mark Queensland Mental Health Week (5-13 October 2019) Kids Music Beat group leader Miss Megan shares her story of how music helped her cope with postnatal depression and bond with her baby. Have you ever wondered what it’s really like for other parents? What is happening behind the scenes of those cute little Instagram […]

Our musical journey through parenthood and early childhood

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In this blog, Kids Music Beat Group Leader Miss Megan shares her journey to becoming a musical parent. When your toddler loves to sing, no task can be accomplished without song Whenever our toddler sees a shark, whether it be a shark at the aquarium or a dolphin sticker that looks like it could be […]

Tell us your story. A call for Guest Bloggers

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Do you have a story to tell? We are looking for amazing parents and business owners to share their insights, inspiration and expertise with the Music Beat  community. Tell us your story! Guest bloggers wanted At Music Beat our philosophy is to be ‘developing every day’ to match the needs of the families and communities […]

The science behind the Hello Song

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One of the things I love most about making live music with Kids Music Beat families is hearing how my songs and ideas have become a part of their daily rituals and routines at home. These songs and activities are based on my research, or that of my colleagues in music therapy, music education and […]

So much more than one hour of music a week

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Wynnum West mum Sarah Heron has been bringing her daughter Bailey to Boppin’ Babies since Term 4 in 2016 when Bailey was just four months old. She also brings along her dad Stuart, who has Alzheimer’s disease, for the family to share special time together. In this blog Sarah shares her beautiful story with us. […]

To be human is to be musical

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Research shows us that bubs love it when you sing to them the most. And you are biologically hard wired to sing to your babies. I love this! Even though we don’t always think we are musically talented, we can tap into this little evolutionary gem and use music to connect with our bubbas and […]