Mini Music Makers
Mini Music Makers LinlithgowAges: 0 - 5
Music has an extremely positive effect on a child’s development. Our sessions for babies and toddlers use singing, movement and play to support cognitive, language and motor skills. The emphasis is on fun: tickling games, bouncing songs and lullabies which bring music to life.
Our weekly 40-minute classes provide you and your child the opportunity to make and enjoy music together in a fun and friendly setting. These playful sessions are an engaging introduction to music and provide quality time between parent and child that is so precious in today’s busy world.
EMMA, MINI MUSIC MAKERS PARENT
“My son started these classes as a baby and loved them so much we continued attending until he started nursery school. I am in no doubt that his love of music and song started here. I also saw real benefits in terms of his language development and him learning to share and interact with others.”
At Mini Music Makers the main emphasis is on learning subconsciously through fun activities. Your child is sure to enjoy participating in circle games with parachutes, singing songs with puppets, tapping drums and shaking shakers with the group. You and your child will learn a range of new bouncing and tickling songs, nursery rhymes and circle games that you can take away and enjoy at home too.
Benefits for your child
The structured NYCOS method offers your child a progressive journey through musical learning. Research in this area has shown that early musical activity can have huge benefits in many areas of child development including language, motor skills, memory and concentration. At Mini Music Makers your child will be given access to these benefits whilst having fun and interacting with other children.
Benefits for you
This is not only an opportunity to develop your bond with your child as you explore music together, but it is a chance for you to meet and socialise with like-minded parents of other young children in a relaxed environment.
Our enthusiastic class leaders are fully trained in the unique NYCOS method of early years music education, based on the teachings of Hungarian Composer and Educator Zoltán Kodály. Our leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and are a mix of nursery teachers, music specialists and freelance professional musicians.
|18 months-2.5 years:||9.30 – 10.10am|
|2.5 – 4 years||10.20 – 11.00am|
|0 – 18 months:||11.10 – 11.50am|
|3 – 5 years:||1.20 – 2pm|
St Michael’s Parish Church
Linlithgow EH49 7AL
Tracy brought her own children along to Mini Music Makers and loved watching their musicality grow as they had fun singing and playing. She was excited about bringing more children to an appreciation of music using the Kodály approach following her training with NYCOS. She has been a Mini Music Makers leader in Linlithgow since 2010. Tracy also delivers musicianship training to young people in West Lothian Nurseries and Primary Schools through the Youth Music Initiative as well as being on the teaching staff of the NYCOS West Lothian Choir. She has travelled to Hungary to observe best practice in Early Years and Primary music teaching and has recently been studying part-time for a post-graduate qualification in Kodály Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.