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Early Learning in Music

Charlie's Musical Adventures

Music in Early Childhood

Dive into the Magical World of Early Music 🎶

Music isn't just notes and melodies; it's the heartbeat of a child's development journey!


Introducing Charlie's Musical Adventures 

Imagine a world where learning music isn't just educational; it's an extraordinary adventure filled with vibrant colors and exciting discoveries. That's exactly what we've created with Charlie's Musical Adventures!


Our Story: The Birth of Creativity 

Over 15 years ago, the visionary minds behind Toning Drum embarked on a quest to ignite the passion for music in our youngest learners. They saw a gap in the world of music education – a lack of comprehensive, fun-filled programs for kids. And so, they set out on a journey of research and development to bring the magic of music to young hearts.


The Birth of Early Music Maker 

From this journey emerged the extraordinary Early Music Maker program! This isn't just a music program; it's a symphony of fun, an orchestra of learning, and a carnival of creativity!


Charlie's Musical Adventures: Where Music Meets Magic 

Welcome to a world where music knows no bounds! Charlie's Musical Adventures isn't your typical music curriculum. It's a doorway to a realm where children explore the rhythm of different cultures, the harmony of etiquette, the magic of musical traditions, and even the language of melodies – all while having an absolute blast!

Join us on this incredible journey where every note is a new discovery, and every beat is a step towards a brighter future. Get ready to dance to the rhythm of learning, laugh with the melodies of joy, and let your child's imagination take flight with Charlie's Musical Adventures! 🎉🎵

Charlie's World

Charlie's Musical Adventures

"Charlie's World Musical Journey" is a picture book series designed especially for preschool children, aiming to enlighten them about world music. This set of books seamlessly integrates captivating illustrations, enchanting music, and educational content. Join the little protagonists on a thrilling and extraordinary adventure as they embark on a musical journey around the globe. Prepare to be immersed in a world brimming with enthusiasm, joy, surprises, and emotions, radiating positive energy.

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Through the eyes of the little protagonist, children will not only explore diverse musical styles but also gain knowledge about different cultures and languages. They will develop an appreciation for the customs and traditions of various places, while subtly learning about universal values such as etiquette, behavioral norms, kindness, and friendship. As the theme music in the book resonates, you will undoubtedly feel the power and rhythm of the African jungle, as well as the vibrant beats of South America.


"Charlie's World Music Journey" is an invaluable addition to the Universal series of music picture books, offering an engaging and enlightening experience for young readers.

Children with Special Needs

Music therapy in early music learning can bring significant benefits to children with special needs, these benefits include improving cognitive skills such as attention, memory, problem-solving, and language development. In addition, music therapy can help improve motor skills, including gross and fine motor skills, coordination, balance, and movement planning. Social skills such as communication, cooperation, empathy, and teamwork can also be developed through music therapy activities. Additionally, music therapy can encourage creativity and imagination and can be used as a tool to calm and soothe children struggling with anxiety or sensory processing problems. Overall, music for early learning and music therapy can be a powerful tool for parents of children with special needs to support their child's overall well-being and development.


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About Us


Here are two videos worth watching (video length around 20mins)

What if & Breaking through the wall to neuro pedagogy?


(What If) by Anita Collins

What if a large number of scientific studies had proven that there is an activity that can improve our cognitive function, help our memory system, help us learn the language, and is most effective when done before the age of 7? Find out why Anita Collins describes the effect of music "like fireworks in the brain" in this captivating and fascinating talk.


(Breaking through the wall to neuro pedagogy)

by Dr. Nina Kraus

This brilliant explanation of how music influences the development of sound processing and language development is shared by Dr. Kraus, Professor of Neurobiology at Northwestern University USA.

For more information on special needs in music, contact us directly.

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Education Team

The team is composed of graduate school alumni and early childhood specialists who possess proven expertise in early education, music, and diversity.

Tony Webb



Over 20 years in China

Ning Ning


Co-founder ToningDrum

Classical Musician 

More than 30 years of experience in the education industry

Gang Liu


Professor of Percussion, 

Central Conservatory of Music  

Zhu Yanhong


Education consultant / Principal 

More than 30 years of early childhood education experience

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