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 this 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. The recitals are tailor-made with a monthly theme, and includes a lot of interaction and explanation, as well as participation on percussion instruments and moving with the music. Bring your child’s favourite percussion toy, or buy one a Little Maestros approved instrument at the concert!


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.


South African soprano Magdalene Minnaar has entertained audiences across the globe with her versatile voice and enigmatic stage presence, evident in her acclaimed performances of the female lead in the international touring production Showboat and The Phantom of the Opera. Magdalene started Little Maestros when her son Jacob was 8 months old. Magdalene also owns Biblioteek Productions - a company focussing on creating theatre-music, new South African operas and concept concerts.

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