First Steps to Music classes and workshops can be delivered within your nursery or playgroup. Classes/ workshops are individually designed to take in to account the number and ages of the children in each group and are suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children as well as mixed aged or family groups. All materials, resources and instruments (shakers, claves, drums, guiros etc) are provided, the only requirement being a clear space to work in. Children have the opportunity to hear and play along with the violin in every workshop. For more information, please get in touch using the Contact Page.
Weekly music classes are a fun way to build children and staffs' musical skills and confidence. Lessons are progressive and help to develop the musical, social, creative, literacy and numeracy skills of children. Staff will gain familiarity and confidence with a wide range of new circle songs, action rhymes, dances and percussion games. Weekly classes are a great way of delivering many of the experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence. Song words can be provided to assist staff between visits.
A fun workshop to introduce more music into the nursery! One-off workshops are a great way to celebrate an end of term topic or event such as Easter or Christmas or simply inject some fresh ideas for music-making into the nursery. Single workshops can be themed around a topic or can be song based or instrument based depending on the needs of each group.
6 Week Blocks
A block of classes which can be themed to meet different nursery topics. Children and staff will be taught a "bank" of different circle songs, action rhymes, dances and percussion games and will learn lots of new ideas to deliver music within the nursery. Topics include "The Farm", "Space", "Transport", "The Weather", "All About Me" etc. Staff will become more confident in delivering music in the nursery setting and song words can be provided to assist staff in between visits and at the end of the block.
"All the children and staff really enjoy their music time with Katie each week. It is amazing to see how Katie is able to engage the children, especially the babies and toddlers, each week with something new. I would highly recommend First Steps to Music." - Susan Govan, Head Teacher, Primrose Day Nursery.
"I like it when Katie plays her violin" - Primrose Day Nursery child