Boppin’ Babies Opens First Term of Weekly Music Groups in Mt Gravatt

Boppin’ Babies at the PCYC at 90 Klumpp Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt, has opened enrolment for its first term which will run from the 22nd of January to 29th of March. The weekly music groups are open for children of all ages, babies and toddlers, even pre-prep and kindies.

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Boppin’ Babies focuses on enhancing children’s engagement in music to help them grow happy and confident. The place employs a program, designed by a registered music therapist that nurtures, develops, and fosters a love of music among children.

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The sessions are held once a week. For each of the sittings, children are made to enjoy live music where music therapists and early childhood experts sing and play the guitar. According to Boppin’ Music, there are various researches that support the use of live music when teaching young kids as compared to just making them listen to recorded material.

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Parents who are unsure about committing themselves to the programs being offered at Boppin’ Babies have the option to attend a trial session. A trial session lasts for 45 minutes and they can experience the classes and observed teachers in action.

Boppin’ Babies aims to develop the following skills among children:

  • sensory integration
  • self-regulation
  • social skill development
  • creativity and emotional expression
  • speech and language skills
  • gross and fine motor coordination, and confidence to move
  • cognitive concepts and learning
  • musical development

Boppin’ Babies is founded by Vicky Abad who has extensive experience in paediatric and music therapy. She has written the book “The Economic of Therapy” and is currently the president-elect of the Australian Music Therapy Association. Ms Abad’s first students for the first ever session of Boppin Babies’ in 2007 were her own daughter and her friends’ children.

Room 90 at Mt Gravatt PCYC Presents Rock Bands in One Night

Mt Gravatt PCYC has convened several of Brisbane’s emerging rock bands in one night. The event will take place on the 20th of January from 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Room 90.

Meet the Bands

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Lachlan Mckay, Weekend Hysteria, Whisky Grinn, The Redundants, and Days Like These are bands invited to perform on the 20th. Check out the schedule of performances:

5:00 p.m. – Lachlan McKay
5:45 p.m. – Weekend Hysteria
6:30 p.m. – Whisky Grinn
7:30 p.m. – The Redundants
8:30 p.m. – Days Like These

The Weekend Hysteria plays alternative post-punk rock while the Whisky Grinn is new in the scene. The latter perform versions of the blues, rock and roll and funk. Its influences are the Led Zepplin, The Red Hot Chill Peppers, Gary Clark Jr, Sticky Fingers, and The Rolling Stones.

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Credit: Whisky Grinn Facebook

Meanwhile, The Redundants is a rock band who has already performed across Brisbane while Days Like These is a pop punk band who is fond of playing post-hardcore rock.

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Room 90 is an events place located at the Mt Gravatt PCYC where band gigs are usually held. The place boasts of state of the art sound and lighting system which is perfect for unforgettable nighttime events.

PCYC is a youth centre that encourages young people to engage in music, dance, creative writing, audio engineering, film, skating, BMX and to participate in activities facilitated by the Brisbane City Council, like the Chillout and GOLD Programs. Through these activities, PCYC hopes to provide the youths with a community that promotes leadership, respect, teamwork, and self-expression.

Mt Gravatt PCYC is located at 90 Klumpp Road Mt Gravatt