Keeping families connected through Mini Music Makers

NYCOS Mini Music Makers is inviting young children to enjoy musical sessions with family members they can’t see in person. Following the Scottish Government announcement on further restrictions, bookers of Mini Music Makers sessions will be able to invite relatives to join in the fun while singing songs and games. Bookers can now invite an additional attendee for free with the opportunity to join in singing songs, playing games and engaging with family from a separate household.

Thursday Mini Music Maker Leader, Claire Hart says: “We know how difficult it has been for families with young children not being able to see other. Grannies and Grampas can join in the fun, see their grandchild when they are awake and active and learn a new song to sing together when they are able to reunite.”

These online sessions for babies, toddlers and young children 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.

NYCOS Mini Music Makers classes has attracted participants from across Scotland and internationally since pivoting to online sessions this year. The in-person classes usually take place in Bathgate, Dalkeith, Falkirk, Glasgow, Linlithgow and Stirling. Parents and babies can now participate and enjoy the classes alongside others from Shetland, Stornoway, France, The Netherlands, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The 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. The leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and are a mix of nursery practitioners, music specialists and freelance professional musicians.