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Welcome to Maxwell Mini Music

The classes are designed and led by Janey, a mother, musician, music graduate and qualified teacher. Maxwell Mini Music provides a nurturing, caring environment for babies and young children to enjoy their earliest educational experiences.  Lessons are inspired by Zoltan Kodály’s philosophy of music education.  In 2019 I studied British Kodály Academy’s Certificate of Professional Practice in the Kodály Concept of Music Education for Early Years and was awarded a Distinction. In the Spring of 2020 I joined the British Kodály Academy’s study trip to Hungary to improve my understanding of the Kodály philosophy of music education in Early Years settings. In September 2020 I embarked upon the wonderful three years Masters in Early Childhood Music Education with the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC). In January 2021 I became an Early Years tutor with the British Kodály Academy. In June 2021, Maxwell Mini Music became a part of the Bromley Music Hub (BMH) partnership, run by Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT). From July 2021, classes move from Beckenham to their new location at BYMT’s home in Bromley. Details of these classes can now be found on the ‘Classes’ tab.

Since April 2020, during Covid-19 restrictions, there have been regular blog posts during term time, each containing free musical material for you to share with your little ones. These can be found further down this page.

Listening is vital to every child’s education and I believe music is the perfect medium to start developing these skills. In the right environment, in addition to being a joyful experience, music has the potential to develop confidence in every child. 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Janey just to say a huge thank you for your amazing classes,  I have been a registered childminder for over 30 years with 3 outstanding grades behind me and I have attended a variety of music groups and classes during that time.

Yours has outshone the rest and the children have benefited greatly singing songs that really compliment and meet most if not all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum .

The songs and activities all have a purpose and help the children in an age appropriate manner to learn and have fun at the same time and are a far cry from nursery rhyme singing and banging the odd drum or tambourine.

Whenever I ask them if they want to go to music with Janey the answer is a resounding YES and they quickly look for their coats.

I cannot speak highly enough of the classes you provide and the benefits it offers the children in both learning and social skills.  Thank you once again.’ – Deirdre

Deirdre

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Autumn Term fun

The first half of the term was great fun and it was wonderful to meet so many lovely young families. **** The feedback has been really positive and some families have been kind enough to share their thoughts with me: ‘Maxwell Mini Music for my 2 year old has really helped her to be confident … Continue reading Autumn Term fun

Tuesday Morning Classes

Classes have now been running for a couple of weeks. It’s been great meeting new mums, grandparents and children and getting to know them. Spaces are still available and it would be lovely to welcome more families to the sessions. The booking link is: https://maxwellminimusic.class4kids.co.uk If you’d like more info, check the website or contact … Continue reading Tuesday Morning Classes

Autumn Terms starts next week

Details of the individual classes are as follows: Babies 0 – 18 months An opportunity for parents and carers to learn new songs for sharing with baby, to enhance bonding and personal development. Bobblers 18-36 months For young children who have found their feet and are becoming more mobile. This class develops ideas and activities … Continue reading Autumn Terms starts next week

Autumn Term Music

Bookings are still being taken for the autumn term classes at Bromley Youth Music Trust (BR2 8AA). Details of the individual classes are as follows: Babies 0 – 18 months An opportunity for parents and carers to learn new songs for sharing with baby, to enhance bonding and personal development. Bobblers 18-36 months For young … Continue reading Autumn Term Music

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