Started in 1990 by Jo Hood at Hillsborough Baptist Church in Auckland, New Zealand, mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child. Throughout the session, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialise with others. Each mainly music is associated with and is run by volunteers from a local church. Children are introduced to music, creativity and more, plus families are given a chance to think about the God-part of life. Its amazing to think that all of this can be achieved in a loving, shared family environment. 


  • Young children and their caregivers enjoy music, rhyme, rhythm, creative dance and more
  • Preschool children develop skills such as, co-ordination, fine motor skills, gross motor movements, social interaction, appreciation of music and musical styles, language development
  • Children are provided with a structured environment and then a time of free play
  • Brings adults and children together for a time of safe interaction, and in doing so, teaching adults rhymes and songs that can be used at home to help with cleaning up, colours, counting, and more
  • An opportunity for parents to network with other parents of pre-school children. And for families to find a sense of ‘old-fashioned community’
  • Opportunities for families to be helped in times of need – such as meals, transport, moving house, and babysitting.
  • Celebration of Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day – rewarding parents for their efforts in this vital role of parenthood.

In short, mainly music is an opportunity for adults and children to build memories and spend special time together.

Sydney Life Church is delighted to be offering mainly music every Thursday over four terms:

Day: Thursdays 
Time: 10am-11:30am
Location: Sydney Life Church (downstairs room), 2 Yeo Street, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Cost: $5 per class, per child for full-term sign-ups or $7 per class, per child for casual visits
Inclusions: a fun music session, activities, toys and a healthy morning tea for adults and children

2018 Term Dates
Term 1: 8 February to 5 April
Term 2: 10 May to 5 July 
Term 3: 2 August to 27 September
Term 4: 25 October to 20 December

There are limited places available each term so it is advisable to sign-up before the term starts via the form below. Please note: you will still need to complete an official registration form and pay for the term at your first session. Registering below just secures your place in the program.

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If you would like any further information about mainly music or would like to find out how you can get involved, please email us at: mainlymusic@sydneylifechurch.com

We hope to see you and your little ones at mainly music soon!