Mini Music Makers

Mini Music Makers Stirling

Ages: 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.


“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.”

Want to join Mini Music Makers?

These playful sessions are great value and provide some of that quality time between parent and child that can be so precious in today’s busy world.

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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.


0 – 2 years: 9.30 – 10.10am
2 – 5 years: 10.30 – 11.10am

Mayfield Centre
Sunnybank Road
St Ninians
Stirling FK7 0BD



NYCOS alumni (1997-2004) Catriona Lang,  graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a BMus (Hons) and Postgraduate Diploma in singing. During her performance studies, she discovered a love of singing teaching, greatly enjoying her many years delivering singing tuition at Coventry University and the hugely successful Spotlight Stage School. Catriona also set up and ran “Tiny Tunes” music sessions for under 5s.

After moving back to her hometown of Stirling in 2011, she embarked upon a mixed career of singing teaching and performing, whilst also assisting her mum (Marion Lang) in leading the NYCOS Stirling Mini Music Makers classes.

Having studied the Kodaly approach in Birmingham, she was delighted to be a member of NYCOS Stirling’s musicianship staff for many years, before stepping down from this role in 2019 when expecting her wee boy.

She then enjoyed attending Stirling Mini Music Makers classes as a parent with her son, before taking on the role of class leader in August 2022 when Marion was awaiting a new hip! Catriona believes that singing should be fun, no matter what your age, and loves engaging children and adults alike in the joy of music.