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Csiribiri - Music Initiation

music initiation
weekly music programmes
for girls and boys of 0-12 years of age
Since 2007 via our early music development programme, Csiribiri, we introduce the Hungarian musical heritage to babies and children using songs, games, dancing, folk tales accompanied by musical instruments. We use the modernised Kodály methode which advocates that music education should be started as early as possible, the content of the classes has to be adapted to the capabilities of the participants and that only music of excellent quality should be used in the education of children.
We have 5 different courses, each taylored to a specific age group.  
TücsökMuzsika: toddler group from 1.5 to 3.5 years of age, Thursdays from 5.20 p.m. to 6.05 p.m.
kindergarden group from 3.5 to 6 years of age, Thursdays from 5.20 p.m. to 6.05 p.m
weekend group from 2 to 7 years of age: Saturdays 4.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Nyitnikék: from 6 to 8 years of age, Thursdays 6.10 p.m. to 6.55 p.m.
Hangszerország: from 1.5 to 8 years of age, Thursdays once a month   
Fees per child:
TücsökMuzsika, NyitniKék and Pacsirta groups:
285 euro if paid for the full year
155 euro if paid by term
HangszerOrszág group:
135 euro per year
For all groups:
trial class: free of charge
second child from the same family: discount applies
card for 10 classes: 135 euro
card for 5 classes: 75 euro
(these cards are only valid for 1 term)
Head Teacher:
Zsuzsanna Tarcsay, violin artist
music professor
with the help of guest musicians
Thursdays: Op-Weule Cultural Centre
rue Saint-Lambert 91, 1200 Brussels
Saturdays: Villa François Gay
Rue François Gay 326, 1150 Bruxelles
Contact us: or +32 470 58 38 49
The aim of the TücsökMuzsika groups is to familiarise children with rhymes, children’s songs, live classical and traditional folk music in a creative way. As Zoltán Kodály said: "Let music belong to everyone!”.
We welcome children in three groups. On Thursdays the ones of 1.5 to 3.5 years of age together with their parents or grandparents, the ones of 3.5 to 6 years of age by themselves. On Saturdays all is welcome from 2 to 7 years of age. 
During the classes singing accompanied by musical instruments, rythmic exercises, dances and games get centre stage. We also start discovering the world of musical notes. In addition to improving musical (hearing, rythm, singing) skills our classes also play an important role in children’s emotional, social and personal development.
The classes of the first two groups are organised in paralell on Thursdays during the school year from 5.20 p.m. to 6.05 p.m. For the third group classes are organised from 4.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Saturdays.
The aim of the NyitniKék group is that children develop their musical skills. We focus on their hearing, sense of rthym and singing voice. As Zoltán Kodály said: "With music music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.”
We welcome children of 6 to 8 years of age to the classes with lots of singing, playing and moving. Music theory (solfege) in a playful way is also part of the course which intends to provide a sound musical base to children which is essential both for them joining a choir or for learning to play an instrument.
Our monthly classes always introducing a new musical instrument also helps them choose the instrument they would like to learn.
The classes are organised on Thursdays during the school year from 6.10 p.m. to 6.55 p.m.
The aim of the HangszerOrszág groups is to familiarise children with different musical instruments. At each class a guest musician presents the "story" of his/her instrument. Participants will discover how the instrument is played, what type of melodies it can best perform. We welcome children upto 12 years of age who can also get their "hands on" the instruments. The classes are organised on Thursdays once a month during the school year from 5.20 p.m. to 6.05 p.m. for the 1.5 - 6 age group and from 6.10 p.m. to 6.55 p.m. for 6 years olds and above.
Participants of the TücsökMuzsika, Nyitnikék and Pacsirta groups are automatically enrolled in the HangszerOrszág classes, but it is possible to register exclusively for the HangszerOrszág group.
20% non-refundable deposit is due to our account IBAN: BE16 6430 0439 3874 within 5 days after registration to guarantee a place at the course. The rest of the fee is due by 30 September 2019. For cancellations, refunds are calculated as a percentage of the full registration fee and provided as a voucher to be used at future events. 50% refund is provided for cancellations upto 30 September 2019. No refunds afterwards.
arcFAM association reserves the right to dismiss any person whose influence and conduct becomes detrimental to the program. No refunds will be made for such dismissed persons. The association also reserves the right to dismiss participants on health grounds.


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