LITTLE MAESTROS – “Classical Concerts for Parents and Tots”

LITTLE MAESTROS – “Classical Concerts for Parents and Tots”

Classical music is a brilliant developmental tool for children between the ages of 0 and 7, boosting brain development and concentration. With our Little Maestros concert series aimed specifically at our younger listeners, we offer a relaxed environment where little ears learn through Mozart, Bach and well-known nursery rhymes. This in turn secures our future classical audiences, while raising culturally balanced kids with an understanding and appreciation of this age-old and timeless art form, and also giving parents a chance to enjoy quality music without the worry of a noisy tot in a concert hall. The concerts are tailor-made with a monthly theme, featuring a new instrument each time. They include lots of fun interaction and explanation, as well as participation on percussion instruments and movement with the music. The concerts happen around the performers, with the parents sitting on blankets “picnic style” or chairs. Bring your child’s favourite percussion toy, or buy one a Little Maestros approved instrument at the concert!


Popular opera singer and director Magdalene Minnaar has always had a passion for children and developmental stimulation through music. Since having her own baby, she has become aware of the need for classical music geared towards young children and their parents.


Early childhood education is probably the most important investment in a child’s life. Exposure to classical music and music education has been proven to be greatly beneficial to the development of the young brain and to promote neuroplasticity in the same way that multilingualism does. Aside from the neurological benefits, musical activity is also a stimulating social experience in a group context where little ones can play, interact and learn.

The Mozart Effect’s research from the late 1990’s has been widely accepted as the quintessential study of the highly beneficial effect of classical music (especially form the earlier eras i.e, Baroque and Classical periods) on the human brain. These studies, along with more recent tests showing how the young “brain lights up” when hearing classical music, were the key instigators in starting the Little Maestros series. We also encourage pregnant moms to join our concerts, as the benefit for the unborn child, from as early as 3 months is huge.

Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in the areas of the brain responsible for processing sound, language development, speech perception and reading skills, according to initial results of a five-year study by USC neuroscientists.

Our concerts are monthly, in Cape Town, Stellenbosch & Johannesburg

R100 entrance (adults), R20 (kids 0-6)


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