Updated: Jan 10, 2021
We feel so lucky to meet Ozlem & Bora Gurel. I was looking for a music and movement program for my son Teo. BG Academy welcomed us with a lovely heart and supportive environment where everyone feels comfortable singing, dancing, and jamming. We learn best from their powerful role models in their classes and also receive tips on how to support our child’s musical growth and overall development.
Studies have revealed that music has many important effects on brain development and learning. Researches show that the period in which the brain develops most is 0-7 years old and artistic activities during this period significantly increase brain development. According to the results of the same research, it was determined that the academic success of children between the ages of 3-7 who spend time with artistic activities is 35-40 per cent higher than those who do not spend time with art.
WHY DO WE GIVE THIS EDUCATION UNDER 6 YEARS OLD?
To communicate with children more efficiently now and in the future,
To do their favourite activities with them,
To collect good memories and develop bonds with them,
To spend quality time with them as a family,
To lead them to develop academic success in the future,
For the development of their right brain up to the age of 6,
To be able to make music and be ready for it after the age of 6,
For the development of their social intelligence and time planning,
In order to be able to transfer what they learned to youngsters and next generation as a role model,
THE EFFECTS OF THIS EDUCATION AFTER 6 YEARS
To develop their social and emotional intelligence;
To be able to solve problems,
To be able to use their time effectively,
To be responsible,
With these positive effects, their melodic and rhythmic development can reach a very important point for instrument training.
After their music activities, they tend to work in teams at an earlier age.
Incorporate life, solutions are constantly being produced for adults who have not had the opportunity to learn teamwork skills at an early age
There are many reasons for us to join international early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age eight—and the grownups!
WHO RUNS MUSIC TOGETHER PROGRAM? BG ACADEMY
This program runs by BG Academy - Özlem and Bora Gurel.
“We are a family in their 40s with an album and a 9-year-old son, who have been professionally engaged in music life at the Conservatory, have been an educator and musician for many years, have taken part in many concerts and festivals.
We are parents who are concerned about conveying the experiences of our difficulties.
Our concern; Raising more happy and self-created children with a good and early art education.
When they reach puberty, we would like to take measures of the situation they are always open to us.
To do this; in addition to the education we have accumulated for many years and our experience from our children, we use the University-supported Music Together program, which has a history of more than 30 years in America, and the network with 3000 centres.
Thanks to our trial lessons, you will have the chance to see us and our Program better.
With our love and respect.”
You now have access to the same high-quality music and movement curriculum from home with online access.
Do not panic if you miss the classes, these excellent team supports you with recorded classes. Thus you can catch up with missed classes at any time.
Music Together is loved by millions of families across the world. It is a great chance to experience music and movement with an intercultural perspective and atmosphere.
Each week in Music Together classrooms around the world, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kids gather to make music as a community.
Classes are run with bilingual plans. All songs and rhymes are international and in English.
Early childhood music classes give families with children from birth through age 8 the chance to get in touch with their inner musician and connect with other families.
You can be part of it by joining one of the music classes. It is playful, rich and engaging with supportive early childhood development.
If you would like to join Music Together at BG Academy you can choose a suitable program for your children. If your child is:
0 - 9 Months Baby Online Classes :
This is a program designed to enrich the perfect development period of the human brain.
The speech and the musical understanding work together in the brain and therefore, music is learned just like acquiring a language.
You will learn about many interactive and fun musical activities that will support your child’s physical, socio-emotional development as well as their language skills benefitting their early brain development.
Babies younger than 24 months are more receptive to different kinds of music and rhythms independently of the musical preferences and listening habits of their families.
Babies have an innate familiarity with the music. We will be activating their musical instincts with sweet rhythmic touches, dances, and moves. We are excited to see your child bring out their musical inspirations to express themselves that will have a positive and immediate influence on their development.
While your baby watches you with awe, you will have an inspiring musical experience by following your teacher on the screen.
9 Months - 5 Years Mixed Group:
This is a mixed program which you can attend from the comfort of your home.
You will be able to reach your music and digital songbook from anywhere by unlocking the Hello Everybody application using the term code.
The program is designed to teach small children with play. The learning process will be supported with a planned, once a week classes which will provide a consistent routine.
Our secret is having fun activities with our families while enjoying beautifully performed folk songs from all over the world. This will give the opportunity for families to present good role models for their children and gather wonderful memories together. This is just like how kids gain their reading habits by observing their parents read.
Join us for the Bells Song Collection this Winter!
In the upcoming song collection, families will play with their voices by mimicking the sounds of instruments in the “French Folk Song,” and Spanish-speaking animals in “De Colores.” (Did you know that in Spanish, roosters say “Quiri-quiri quiri” to wake people up?)
Making funny animal sounds, lip-burring, and other tonal play helps children explore their vocal register, discover their singing voices and distinguish them from their speaking voices.
And since children learn from contrasts and by expressing music with their full bodies, you’ll be hopping lightly like birds and sliding smoothly like an ice-skater. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even notice that you’re learning staccato and legato!
In addition to your weekly classes, your tuition includes recordings and materials for you to use at home, including access to the songs through the Hello Everybody app.
Join the Winter session and play, sing, laugh, and learn with families in your community.
4 years and Over:
Rhythm Kids Level 1 is the next musical step for your preschool child (ages 4–5) with a parent or caregiver.
Your child will:
Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically
Make up their own drumming patterns
Invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.)
Create movement ideas for songs
January program registration has already started.
Duration: 10 weeks.
For more information contact us.