Shake, sing, wiggle, meet Chirpy the chicken and friends, dance, and pop the bubbles. A stimulating session of musical variety that your little one (and you) will love. Our fun & lively music classes are for pre-schoolers and their parents/carers based around Tooting, south London SW17. Now in its 13th year!
Led by Sally Duncan, an experienced workshop leader and musician. She is passionate about getting everyone singing together. She uses 'live' instruments (guitar and accordion) and no backing tracks, as it's important for children to see music being created in front of them.
Classes are in the covered and heated garden gazebo of the Charles Holden Pub, Colliers Wood, SW19 2BH. There will be two classes of a maximum of 8 households, socially distanced within Covid safe guidelines.
9.40-10.20am Mixed ages 0-4 years 10.35-11.15am baby class for 0-18 months
Numbers will be limited to 8 socially-distanced households of only one adult each so booking is essential. £8 first child, £5 for an extra sibling.
Bags of sanitised props are available to hire for £1.50 either booked in advance or pay by card reader on the day.
Our classes are 35 minutes of stimulating and varied activities, including:
live instrument playing on guitar and accordion. We think that using live instruments and not a backing CD is best and the children love to see them in action. The children often sit there open-mouthed and completely absorbed.
singing fun songs - from action songs to traditional nursery rhymes and original songs
There is something for everyone, and it doesn't matter how lively, quiet, shy or boisterous your little one is, they are certain to have lots of fun! It's wonderful to see each child develop over the course of the term.
For children from zero to pre-school 3/4yrs. Some classes are mixed in age so siblings can play together. We find that the littler ones learn from the older ones.
Children love to explore music for themselves as they sing and dance along. A group setting increases their enjoyment and involvement in the music, and it is such a great way to learn. Even young babes will enjoy the experience.
Music has benefits
You are your child's first music teacher so singing and dancing together is very important - and great fun too! Music has many benefits - social skills, language development, self-expression and the emotional bonding through the joy of making music together. Our classes support the learning goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
A mother of two children, Sally did a degree in music performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Scottish Conservatoire) studying piano and harpsichord, but she plays accordion and guitar in the classes. She is passionate about getting people singing together and directing choirs. Sally is currently working for Wandsworth Music Service delivering vocal projects in primary schools and Wandsworth Community Choir for adults. (wandsworthmusic.co.uk) She has been Musical Director of the a capella community choir Vocality Twickenham since 2012. (www.vocalitysinging.co.uk ).