BTR Performing Arts Academy Kindermusik teacher Eunice Beyer has been recognised for dedication with the Kindermusik Top Program Mezzanine award.
Since 2005 Eunice has been teaching the Kindermusik program at BTR Performing Arts Academy, and this year will mark the 10th time they have been recognised in the top 200 international programs.
Eunice has a passion for music that was instilled from a young age when she recalls her grandmother playing at the conservatorium of music.
She said although being the seventh child born out of eight in her family, and during those times she wasn’t given the advantageous of her older siblings, she followed her dreams and now as a grandmother herself takes pride in sharing her passion with children as young as three-days old.
The Kindermusik Top Program Mezzanine award recognises excellence in building an expansive program and reaching many families in the community, with the renowned music and movement program that promotes early childhood education.
Eunice said as an early childhood music specialist, she never thought of the position as a job, but more of a desire to help youngsters develop the same love for music as she has.
“Working with children keeps you young,” she said.
“It’s really not a job but more a delight, especially to see the babies faces light up, and the long-lasting relationships between children as they grow, and their parents.
“When you see a one-year-old sitting there and tapping along perfectly to the beat of the music it is just phenomenal.”
Eunice said when she first started studying the benefits of Kindermusik, she never realised the impact it could have on an individuals life.
“The music stimulates both sides of the brain, it helps develop the whole body, from fine motor skills right through to movement,” she said.
“If children then take up music after seven years of age, they have an understanding already. It also follows them through to sport, dance and much more.”
BTR Performing Arts Academy Director Amanda Roche said it was nice to be recognised with the Kindermusik Top Program Mezzanine award.
She said the program was based on empowering children from an early age.
“This award is significant because at BTR we are passionate about being the shining light in children’s lives,” Amanda said.
“Empowering them to extend their ‘little wins’ into lifelong victories.
“Kindermusik is one way that we can share this passion.”
Kindermusik International CEO Scott Kinsey said for the past 10 years, Kindermusik at BTR Performing Arts Academy had joined the elite company of the 200 Top Programs identified as the top Educators in the world who teach Kindermusik.
“Kindermusik programs have a mission: helping children become better learners and helping parents understand how to help them reach their highest potential,” he said.