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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). In July 2021, classes moved from Beckenham to their new location at BYMT’s home in Bromley. Details of these classes can be found on the ‘Classes’ tab.

From April 2020, during Covid-19 restrictions, there were 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


Recent Posts

A New Term Of Music- Making

After a short break for the half-term holiday, classes will be resuming this Tuesday morning in Bromley. Early years music should be full of engagement and the opportunity to explore and develop new skills and concepts. In the right hands, your child will learn so much and it will impact all areas of their development. … Continue reading A New Term Of Music- Making

Autumn Term Classes

The mornings are getting darker and cooler. Must be nearly time to return to school. I’ve missed my little ones and their lovely adults. I’m looking forward to returning to our face-to-face morning classes on Tuesday 13th September at Bromley Youth Music Trust. There are still places in both classes. Come and join us. A … Continue reading Autumn Term Classes

Summer Term Classes

I’m excited to be returning to my families tomorrow for more fun and music making in my Kodály-inspired, singing based classes. In the early years, the most influential teachers are a child’s parents and primary caregivers. Maxwell Mini Music aims to empower these adults with the means and confidence to make music both within classes, … Continue reading Summer Term Classes

Musical fun

Just before the half term break, we invited Piccolino Photo Studio to our sessions to take some photos. Thank you Francesca for doing such a great job. Classes for the second half of the summer term start on Tuesday 7th June at Bromley Youth Musical Trust. Places are currently available in both classes. The link … Continue reading Musical fun

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