I hope you’ve had a good week and you’re coping with the heat on this glorious Bank Holiday Monday! If only!! Oh well, at least it’s dry!
For today’s video you will again need a scarf for the peekaboo song and older children may want to rock their favourite cuddly toy (or sibling) during the lullaby. Although the majority of today’s songs are shown standing up, some songs can easily be adapted for sitting down if you need to give your arms a rest.
I hope you enjoy today’s video. Any recent photos or comments would be wonderful as they bring extra smiles to my week. The next Monday Morning Music video will be posted next week and I’ll also post on Facebook, Instagram (maxwellminimusic) and Twitter (@maxwell_mini) once it’s on the website.
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, but more importantly, throughout the week.
By encouraging communicative musicality, young children and those closest to them, can engage in conversations without words. Parents and carers are encouraged to participate in all classes as this enriches the children’s experience and they become more involved and engaged. Music has the potential to assist in a child’s development, but every child should also have the opportunity to experience the joy in making music with those they love.
Janey is keen to join you and your little ones on this important early musical journey. There are still places available in both Tuesday morning classes: 0-18 months (Babies) @ 10:25 and 18 months to 3 years (Bobblers) @ 11:10.
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 contact Janey direct (07762 102732 or email@example.com)
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 year old has really helped her to be confident and develop socially and vocally after an unprecedented year. The music is fun for little ones and parents to practise at home. A great start for little ones into music. Definitely recommend for every parent’.
Find find out more, check out the website (www.maxwellminimusic.co.uk) or contact Janey direct (07762 102732 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 year. It’s been wonderful to work with Kodály enthusiasts from across the globe. Towards the end of the year I also joined the Kodály teaching team at Junior Guildhall. Throughout this time I have been continuing my Early Years Music Education MA studies with CREC in Birmingham, mostly online, but we did have the excitement of meeting in person in October.
The Maxwell Mini Music lockdown videos were well received during 2020 and continuing into the start of the year and I’m delighted that people are still viewing them. In the Autumn I resumed my in-person classes, in our new venue at Bromley Youth Music Trust. This term has been wonderful with music, new friendships and lots of giggles. It has been a delight to get to know the children and families who have joined us for our first term in our new home. Thank you BYMT for making us feel so welcome.
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 and develop socially and vocally after an unprecedented year. The music is fun for little ones and parents to practise at home. A great start for little ones into music. Definitely recommend for every parent’.
‘A great class to be able to bring both my boys (nearly 3 and 13 months) to. They love the songs and actions – especially the peekaboo and tickling songs’.
‘We really enjoyed the classes and learning new songs to sing to the babies. My son really enjoys being sung to so it was great to have dedicated time to do this. Janey is really friendly and kind, and creates a really nice atmosphere in the class’.
Bookings are now open for the next group of 5 sessions, which start on Tuesday 2nd November. Trial classes are available.
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.