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Early Years musical resources: the top ten


Sarah Carling

Early Years musical resources: the top ten

Bright, fun and practical resources are an important feature in any EYFS setting.   Sarah Carling shares ideas and practical activities for music-making.  Find out how to make the most of pop-up, glove and finger puppets, a giant elastic circle, lycra, scarves and percussion and more! 

Sarah Carling is a music graduate and qualified teacher.  She spent many years working in inner-city primary schools in London delivering the music curriculum to children aged 3 - 11years.  More recently, she works as an advisory teacher for The Voices Foundation in London and the South East.

Sarah's interest in music in Early Childhood stretches back nearly twenty years - having run many groups for young families in London and now in Kent.  She is influenced by many different ideas and philosophies - in particular the ideas of Kodaly and the Hungarian school.  Sarah's is now director of two music education companies:  'Musical Bumps' which provides music classes for families, nurseries and other EYFS settings and is well respected in the South East and continues to grow as a franchise for music specialists across the country. 'Music for Starters' provides resources and training for musicians, teachers and EYFS practitioners.

As a choral director, Sarah has established and directed a number of community, youth and church choirs in London and in Kent.  Sarah is also an orchestral musician, playing French horn whenever time allows.