The Philippos Nakas Conservatory was the first organization to introduce in Greece music programs for babies of ten months and up.
Τhese special programs, are created by Yamaha Music Europe, are taught by well - trained teachers who have attended special seminars in Germany, and they have proven to be most effective. Smoothly-interacting teaching concepts and methods, perfectly adapted for communication to the respective age groups, enable optimum use to be made of the child's development 'time window' open at the time in question.
For decades now Yamaha has specialized in learning while enjoying, whether in the group or individually.
So, Robbie and Teddy programs are now applied by the Philippos Nakas Conservatory, open for babies of ten months and up until 4-year-old children.
Why is it important to ensure that children are intensively occupied with music, and with making music themselves, at as early an age as possible?
Recent research can provide some answers to this question. It has been found that the abilities that enable us to learn about the world around us and about ourselves originate at the baby stage. Babies and children have highly-capable learning mechanisms.
Let us try to envisage a baby's brain as a very special biological computer. Even the smallest children have powerful programs by means of which they comprehend the world.
From the first day on the child's experience alters its brain. Everything a baby sees, hears, tastes, touches and smells influences the manner in which its brain develops.
Even at birth, babies already know much more about language than most of us would think possible. They have, in their 'biocomputer“, a universal software capable of learning any arbitrary language. Or to put it another way, they thus have the capability of imitating the various forms of articulation used in all of the spoken languages of the world. In this respect, babies are 'global villagers“.
Babies learn by imitating. This imitation causes them to adopt new behaviour that is not genetically pre-programmed; behaviour that reflects that of the adults around them. Imitation is the engine of culture. An inborn mechanism by means of which babies can learn from the behaviour of adults.
Between the sixth and the twelfth month, babies begin to arrange the sounds of their language to accord with those of the adults. At this stage the 'decision' is made, whether the baby's native tongue will be German, Japanese, English, French or Chinese. Babies first master the sounds of their language, which then makes it easier for them to learn the words.
Weekly duration of class45'