BENDIGO music teacher Ally Grenfell is working to strengthen the bond between mothers and their babies.
Ms Grenfell is a firm believer in the ability of music to nurture relationships and bring harmony into our homes and has developed a specialised children's music program.
Ms Grenfell is offering three classes - 'Mum and Bub', 'Mum and Tot' and 'Kindies' - through her business Cedar Studios.
The classes will be at St Andrew's church hall on Mondays.
"I'm a Bendigo girl and my background is I'm a musician and school teacher," Ms Grenfell said.
"I've also done a degree in ancient philosophy so this is bringing all of my strands together."
Ms Grenfell said the project had been in the making for about 12 months.
"I did a business course and all of that sort of stuff first because musicians usually aren't so great at those sorts of things so I got myself prepared," Ms Grenfell said.
"But I have been a music teacher around Bendigo for quite a few years."
Ms Grenfell works under the philosophy of releasing creativity through song, dance and laughter.
"I've got three different classes," Ms Grenfell said.
"There's a mums and bubs class and the aim of that is to balance mum and bub together because if mums anxious then bubs anxious.
"So we do lots of meditation and yogic breathing and I teach them how to do that to different sounds of the world each week.
"So we're starting with Indian music and move onto Celtic, Australian Aboriginal, African and Gypsy music.
"So I teach them yogic breathing and relaxation and how to bond, emotionally, spiritually and energetically together.
"You can take those skills home and use them to settle baby down."
Bendigo mum Jesse Fox plans to start classes with her seven-month-old daughter Ruby.
"I'm really excited about it," she said.
"There's nothing like it in Bendigo so I'm really looking forward to it.
"It's a great initiative."
For more information about the classes visit email@example.com or phone 0448 690 332.