Start your child’s musical journey now and tap into their natural inborn musicality!
As a parent giving our children a wide range of experiences is a great way of ensuring they are developing the necessary life skills. Music is one of the best ways to give your child confidence, self-esteem, independence, creativity, imagination and important social skills. Music is also fun and enjoyable!
Have you got a little one that loves to boogie and sing? Then bring them along and try out one of the Children’s music classes we run on a regular basis.
We are all born with the ability to be musical, further experiences enhance our feeling and love of music. Music is an essential part of children’s wellbeing, education and development. It is fun, enjoyable and essential for our social and emotional well-being. Studies show babies in the womb start to respond to sound at around 20 weeks. Singing or playing your favourite music will have a noticeable impact on what your baby reacts in the weeks after birth.
It’s one of the best classes you can attend, Melanie is wonderful and really engages the children and it teaches your child a variety of skills and they just feel like they are having fun.
Giving your child the best introduction to music learning is the greatest gift of all. Every child should have access to music learning and this is made possible through singing. Our Early Years classes & Pre-instrumental classes recognise that only using the voice is the best and fastest way for children to listen, internalise and produce sound. All our classes encourage your child’s natural thirst for imagination and creativity.
Why choose the Kodaly Approach?
I love singing!
At school I played Clarinet and Saxophone and was a keen member of Wakefield Youth Choir. Although I could read music, I didn’t understand it well. When I discovered the Kodaly approach it turned my whole world of music around.
Using the voice as a tool for musical learning, taking logical, sequential steps, music made much more sense to me! It’s like learning to read and write. To help our children learn to read and write we start by talking to our children. This helps them hear the patterns, sounds, phrasing and intonation in our voices. It makes sense that music learning starts with singing.
I have been teaching music to children for over a decade. With a wealth of experience working with parents with young children, nurseries, junior & infants as well as adults. I am proud to be working with the Wakefield Theatre Royal Performance Academy and running three adult mental health and wellbeing singing groups. I continue to play Clarinet, Saxophone and Ukulele. Recently I bought a Fife, a great introduction to learning the flute!
Our Mission: To enrich lives and inspire young minds through singing.
Professional Practice Certificate in the Kodaly Concept of Music Education (Early Childhood Music). Cache Diploma 3 in pre-school practice.
BA (Hons), Enhanced DBS. Fully Insured. Member of Soundsense and British Kodaly Academy.
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