Music & Play

A fun program for children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers.


Thursday mornings for 7 weeks
9:15 – 11:15am
April 26 to June 7, 2018


Full Program Rates (to reserve your spot)
First child: $115.00
Second child: $75.00

Third (or more) child: No charge
** Siblings under 1 year:  No charge


Prairie Presbyterian Church
590 University Crescent

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Music & Play is a preschool program led by Joanne Diplock, whose specialty is early childhood music education.

Each session, children and their accompanying adult are welcomed for a lively program of songs, nursery rhymes and musical games followed by a healthy snack and time for play. 

Music & Play Weekly Schedule

9:15 – Arrival and check in
9:30 – 10:15 – Music time
10:15 – 10:45 – Snack time
10:45 – 11:15 – Play time

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More About the Program

Music & Play fosters community support and overall development in young children. Attendees are invited to participate in activities that facilitate musical growth and also help with visual, oral, aural, social, emotional, language, numeracy and motor development. Making music is a multi-sensory process. It also touches the heart and helps us work, sing and play in a cohesive group.

The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children. - Cheryl Lavender

During class, the children will play beautiful high quality Orff instruments, use a variety of percussion such as drums and shakers, and develop their singing voices. We will learn traditional nursery rhymes and enjoy a variety of music genres such as classical, world music and jazz. Movement is integral to learning in young children so part of each class will be dedicated to movement and dance.

Each week a healthy snack will be provided including things like fresh vegetables, crackers, cheese, fresh fruit, cookies and muffins . Beverages will also be available.

Play time gives your child a chance to interact with others. A range of skills can be explored with the toys provided. Craft supplies are sometimes on hand.  

Joanne Diplock

Joanne’s love for early childhood music education began at the University of Manitoba where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree (University Gold Medal). For over 30 years she has studied and taught a variety of early childhood music programs, including Orff, Kindermusik, Suzuki Piano and Baby Suzuki.

In 2013 Joanne developed the "Little Miracles" music program (St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Winnipeg); it is still in operation. Ms. Diplock teaches in her home studio as well as at Children's House Montessori School, and is the music director at St. John’s Presbyterian Church.


Register for Music and Play

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Note: You will be contacted by email or phone to arrange for payment of fees as we cannot process online payments at this time. 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Evangeline Keeley, music director of Prairie Presbyterian: