The Journey to Tuned In Kids
Our first ‘baby’ was Uke4Kids, unique in Australia in 2008, offering a fresh, new approach to teaching and learning music.
Uke4Kids was all about introducing kids to playing instrumental music in a fun, accessible way. It was taught at schools, and over the years many, many hundreds of kids began their music journey with us.
In late 2016 we had become aware of a deep crisis in education, particularly in resilience, and mental health in general from kids to teachers to principals to parents.
Our passion to be part of the solution was influenced by our personal experience of mental health issues in our own lives, and those of our family and friends.
We developed a model for teaching instrumental music, wrapped around growth mindset principles and practices. We shifted to an emphasis on process rather than outcome – without losing the best features of our original program.
In early 2017 the idea of Tuned In Kids was conceived, but like lots of big shifts there was work to do yet.
In March 2020 Covid-19 and lockdowns brought the imperative to shift our classes online. Like many other businesses, this opened up a world of opportunities because of Zoom.
Our capacity to reach many, many more kids and parents was now so much greater. No longer constrained by distance, anyone with decent internet and a few resources could access all the benefits our classes offer.
April 2022 and Tuned In Kids has arrived. It’s been a huge journey to get to this point – and the view is worth every step! We might write about it one day…
We are so proud and grateful to offer Tuned In Kids to the world, ready to serve the kids and families who resonate with who we are, and what we do.
See the OUR APPROACH page which details the TIK philosophy, learning framework and much more.