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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

Recent Posts

Summer Term

Maxwell Mini Music runs Kodály-inspired, singing based classes, for babies and toddlers. The new term starts on Tuesday morning, 19th April, at the home of Bromley Youth Music Trust. The classes have a limited capacity and some places (including trial places) are still available. To find find out more, check out the website (www.maxwellminimusic.co.uk) or … Continue reading Summer Term

Spring Term

Maxwell Mini Music runs Kodály inspired, singing based classes, for babies and toddlers. The new term starts on Tuesday morning, 11th January, at the home of Bromley Youth Music Trust. The classes have a limited capacity and some places (including trial places) are still available. One parent recently said: ‘Maxwell Mini Music for my 2 … Continue reading Spring Term

Season’s Greetings & 2021 review

What a varied year 2021 has been! I started the year teaching EYFS & KS1 children online, and was relieved when I could return to teaching face-to-face in schools in March. At the start of the year I joined the Early Years team with British Kodály Academy and we have continued teaching online throughout the … Continue reading Season’s Greetings & 2021 review

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

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