What people say about Bonkers?

“Galina must surely be one of Melbourne’s most important educators.” – Jenny Mathers (M.Mus. Florida State University, B.Mus Ed., L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A) Head of Music St Catherine’s School

“I would highly recommend Bonkers Beat as part of Education and hope to see the support from the government and other organisations to implement this program to as many Kindergartens, Childcare centres and Schools as possible.” – Vivienne Mechanic, South Africa (Kindergarten teacher for 20 years)

“Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love of music.  Your energy is contagious and you provided by far the best professional development session that will support me daily in my role as a kindergarten teacher.  The children were really responsive in our music sessions and I felt quite confident engaging them with the new techniques that you shared. It is also fantastic to have ongoing contact and ideas.  Thank you Galina!”- Kirsten Agius (St Andrews Sunbury Kindergarten)

“Throughout the whole year children have been captivated by the Bonkers Beat Music Program. They greatly enjoyed singing the songs, dancing and playing all sorts of instruments. I would highly recommend this music program for any family day care, kindergarten or school.” – Tatiana Petrova – Family Day Care Provider (Bayside City Council)

“Dear Galina, Thank you so much for presenting ‘Music for Learning’ for the Early Childhood/Primary B.Ed students at ACU on Thursday 11th November 2010 and your ability to inspire the students with your enthusiasm and engaging content about the importance and value of music in preschool education.  I look forward to another presentation next year.” – Susie Davies-Splitter (M. Ed, B.Ed (Music and Drama), Grad Dip Special Ed, Certification in Music Therapy, Lecturer in Music and Movement Education) ACU, Melbourne

“Thank you Galina for your expertise and making the time to visit the children here at The Harbour Family and Children’s Centre. The music session was filled with lots of enthusiasm and I am sure the educators were left feeling inspired and invigorated.  We have organised for some of the Gowrie educators to come for a study tour to see the wellbeing and music program in action.”  – Liz Stiller (Early Childhood Consultant Gowrie Victoria)

“Yoga and meditation program could be of great value to all children especially to children with learning difficulties. Galina brings a wealth of experience as well as a passion for imparting her love of music to young children.” –  Susie Moxham (B.Ed., Dip.Ed.)

“During the last few months I have seen great changes in the confidence levels of my children. The parents are telling me that their children are singing so much more at home and sharing their new found knowledge with them. I believe that a good music program, such as Bonkers Beat, helps children development in many areas, particularly their language, and math’s skills along with their concentration and social skills.

I would highly recommend Bonkers Beat program to other teachers. Remember you don’t have to be a musician to use this program. You just have to enjoy music and love to sing and be with children.” – Nina Lucas, Director / 4yo Teacher, Bentleigh West Kindergarten.

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