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Making Music with Early Years Children, Monday 18 November 2013

10am - 3pm
National Centre for Early Music
Led by Cathryn Dew, NCEM's Education Consultant

A course for people interested in helping babies and young children (0 to 5) to make music.

The course will look at:

  • How the very young acquire and develop musical skills
  • Good ways to lead singing
  • Working with instruments
  • Working with props and puppets
  • Making music with babies
  • Making music with toddlers
  • Great songs and good things to do with them
The course is designed for people with prior experience of music making (i.e. people who play an instrument or have experience in singing in a choir or other group).  The ability to read music is not essential if you feel comfortable learning songs by ear.
Childminders, why not bring your children too?  We will hold a demonstration music session from 10.30 to 11.15 with any children present.  Child places are limited so please advise the Box Office when booking.

Cathryn Dew is the Education Consultant at the National Centre for Early Music.  She has many years' experience of making music with the very young.  With Sue Hollingworth, she developed Melody Monkey's Marvellous Music Box for Music4U, containing songs, stories and other resources to aid music making in Early Years settings.  She runs Small Sounds, a music group for children in Norfolk, and enjoys singing and playing instruments with her own two-year-old.  For further information please contact Cathy at .

Cost:  £5 including tea/coffee (children free).   To book tickets click here

Please note - lunch is not provided.  There are many local outlets where food can be purchased, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

Download course notes and songs Good Songs for Early Years.pdf

Download audio files of songs (a zipped folder) Making Music with Early