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Christmas Greetings

What a fun term we’ve had a Maxwell Mini Music. It’s been a delight to see the children developing and gaining self belief in their physical and musical abilities. We’ve had a number of new families join us this term and they’re settling in well. The personal highlight for me has been a Jumpling suddenly believing in herself and now joining in singing and sometimes leading the songs. The new term starts on Monday 14th January with the usual three sessions. The Jumplings class, aimed at pre-schoolers aged over 30 months, starts… Read more Christmas Greetings

Fun course and Autumn Term continues

Just returned home after the first day of a British Kodaly Academy study weekend.  I’m currently studying for their Early Years Accredited Certificate and this weekend includes personal musicianship development, pedagogy discussions and input plus the first assessment sessions. Great day today and looking forward to more of the same tomorrow. After a two week break, my Early Years sessions resume on Monday in Beckenham.  These Monday morning classes are presented in three separate classes enabling me to best meet the needs of the children.  The 10am slot for Jumplings, is … Read more Fun course and Autumn Term continues

The fun start again on Monday 10th September

I’ve had a fun-packed summer of music including singing in Beverley Minster and in Verdi Requiem at the Proms, plus I’ve spent many hours up in the Gallery at the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms, which culminates in the Last Night this evening. In addition to this, I’ve attended a total of ten days of Kodaly inspired Early Years music courses and am bursting full of ideas for the new academic year, which starts this Monday.  I have spaces in each class as a number of families have… Read more The fun start again on Monday 10th September

Summer fun and looking ahead

Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine. I’m holding summer classes on just one date this year: Monday 13th August. The details are: Babies             4-18 months       12:00 Bobblers        18-30 months     11:00 Jumplings      30-48+ months  10:00 £6 per child – sibling rate 2 children £10 Classes held in St George’s Church, Beckenham BR3 1AX Please book places on 07762 102732 or maxwellminimusic@gmail.com Then looking forward to the Autumn term the details are: September 10th, 17th, 24th, October 1st, 8th, 15th,… Read more Summer fun and looking ahead

Message from across the ocean

It’s always sad then a family leaves the group, especially if they’ve moved away from the area. We recently said goodbye to Steph and Alice as they’re relocating in New York. Just had a lovely email from Steph with a family update and this lovely testimonial: ‘We started attending Maxwell Mini Music when my daughter Alice was three months old. Of all the baby/toddler groups we’ve attended this was by far our favourite.  We’ve learned so many songs that we sing every day.  Every time we pass St. George’s Church… Read more Message from across the ocean

Looking forward to the Summer Term

I’ve just returned from a fun, productive and inspiring four days on the British Kodaly Academy’s Spring course.  I’m really looking forward to introducing new songs and games when my classes resume on 16th April. The Monday morning classes are presented in three separate classes enabling me to best meet the needs of the children.  The 10am slot for Jumplings, is  aimed at pre-schoolers aged over 30 months.  Bobblers class for steady walkers aged 18 – 30 month olds starts at 11am and the Babies class  for 4 -18 month… Read more Looking forward to the Summer Term

Monday Music Fun

This Monday, Maxwell Mini Music continues with three separate classes, the expanded format first introduced in October 2017. The 10am slot for Jumplings, is  aimed at pre-schoolers aged over 30 months.  Bobblers class for steady walkers aged 18 – 30 month olds starts at 11am and the Babies class  for 4 -18 month olds is at 12 noon. All sessions last about 40-45 minutes and include various musical activities geared specifically to that age group and stage of physical development. Activities across the whole age range include: exercises, action songs,… Read more Monday Music Fun