Music & Play

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


Thursday mornings for 8 weeks
9:15 – 11:15am
January 11 to March 1, 2018


Full Program Rates (to reserve your spot)
First child: $130.00
Second child: $85.00

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 – 10:30 – Snack time
10:30 – 11:15 – Play time

More About the Program

Music & Play is a comprehensive program that fosters community support and overall development in young children. During the formal music portion of the morning each child/caregiver partner will participate in activities that facilitate not only musical growth, but also help with visual, oral, aural, social, emotional, language, numeracy and motor development. Making music is a multi-sensory process. Music also touches the heart and provides an opportunity to 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

Each week the children will play beautiful high quality Orff instruments like the glockenspiel and metallophone, use a variety of percussion instruments including drums, bells and rattles, and develop their singing voices. We will learn traditional nursery rhymes and enjoy music from a variety of genres such as classical, world music and jazz. Because movement is integral to learning in young children, a portion of each class will also be dedicated to movement and dance.

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

Play time gives your child an opportunity to interact and play with others. A range of skills can be explored with the toys provided each week. Craft supplies are sometimes on hand.  

About Joanne Diplock

Joanne’s love for early childhood music education began with teaching Suzuki piano at the University of Manitoba School of Music some 30 years ago. Since that time, she has studied and taught a variety of early childhood music programs, including Orff, Kindermusik, Suzuki Piano and Baby Suzuki. The Little Miracles music program (St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Winnipeg) was developed by Joanne in 2013 and is now in its fifth year of operation. Ms. Diplock holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manitoba (University Gold Medal). In addition to directing Little Miracles, she teaches piano in her home studio, is the music director at St. John’s Presbyterian Church and teaches music at Children’s House Montessori School.

 Joanne Diplock, Music Educator

Joanne Diplock, Music Educator


Register for Music and Play

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: