Neuromusical Evidence and Early Years Music Workshop

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Join Dr Anita Collins as she summarises the neuromusical evidence that supports how music can play a valuable role in developing strong foundations ready for school, contributing to closing the attainment gap at this vital time. Boogie Mites tutor, Liv McLennan will cover 4 Boogie Mites songs that will give you a taster of our music programmes.

Training via zoom on Wednesday 27th July 2022 at 7-8:30pm AEST.


Neuromusical evidence suggests that music in early childhood can play a valuable role to close the gap in the areas that have suffered during the pandemic years, supporting children with self-regulation, group skills and building strong foundations for maths, literacy and learning generally. It can also support development of pro-social behaviour and social cohesion which in turn support children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

In this training session Dr Anita Collins will summarise the evidence and explain key points to inform early childhood music activities to harness the incredible power of regular practice. She will focus on the role that music intervention could play in developing strong foundations ready for school, contributing to closing the attainment gap at this vital time.

Liv will give an overview of Boogie Mites Music Programmes and cover 4 songs that include an action song, a themed song, a percussion song and a musical game, to give you a taster of Boogie Mites music. You can trial them with your children to experience the fun and benefits of Boogie Mites style active music making for yourself!

Course Details

Date: Wednesday 27th July 2022

Time: 7pm to 8:30pm AEST

Where: via zoom (details provided after purchase) plus a recording of the workshop available for 1 week

Cost: Free of charge

Course Content
  • Neuro-musical evidence advocating music as a tool for supporting key areas of school ready development in early years
  • Boogie Mites songs and music activities
Song Resources

All of the songs that we demonstrate will be available for you to access as free tasters of Boogie Mites music programmes.

  • Action song – I Feel Alive
  • Themed song – Let’s Tap A Word
  • Drumming song – Gonna Tap
  • Musical game – I Was In The Garden
Course Tutors

Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning. She is internationally recognized for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student. Anita’s work first came to prominence when she wrote the script for the highly successful TEDEd video, How playing an instrument benefits your brain, followed by her TEDx Talk, What if every child had music education from birth? Anita is best known to Australian’s for her role as on-screen expert and campaign lead for the Don’t Stop the Music documentary that aired on the ABC in late 2018.

Liv McLennan is a community musician and has worked for Boogie Mites as a tutor and trainer for 12 year, and has contributed to the compilation of Boogie Mites teacher training notes and workshops. She loves bringing the joys and benefits of music-making to everyone involved with children in the early years including parents, families and early childhood practitioners, and enabling everyone to find their musical voice. She also runs music workshops with adults with long term health conditions (mental health, dementia and lung health conditions). Liv has a music degree, performance diploma, certificate in music workshop skills, Certificate Music Education in Early Childhood, and is currently doing doctoral studies in inter-generational music making in care homes.


Certificate of completion

Future discounts

After completion of this workshop, you will receive a 10% discount code to be used against our practitioner products.