What is it?
Mini Music Makers are fun, vibrant and relaxed music sessions for 0 - 5 year old children in Earlsfield.
Run by Lucia, an experienced and passionate leader, every session is thoughtfully planned, involving a variety of singing, musical instruments, bubbles, and props such as a parachute, coloured materials and scarves and puppets.
Mini Music Makers for Babies are for non-walkers. They involve plenty of multi-sensory elements as well as songs for baby massage, tummy time and tracking objects. They will give you lots of new songs and ideas to try at home to encourage developmental skills and help you bond with your baby. Most importantly they are lots of fun for you and your baby!
We work on important skills like waving and clapping, but also have time for you to relax and cuddle your baby while Lucia, a classically trained singer, sings an aria from an opera or some jazz.
Mini Music Makers for Toddlers are interactive and action-packed sessions. They include simple counting, colour/animal naming as well as working on communication, coordination and musical skills. We have moments of high energy, sometimes with a race or by jumping around like kangaroos, and moments of calm where children and grown ups listen to Lucia singing during our 'Listening Time'.
Mini Music Makers are drop in, so no need to book in advance.
Musical Beginnings are sessions for 3-5 year olds aimed at nurturing musical skills and enjoyment. They explore classical and world music in creative, interactive ways, and introduce basic music notation and skills; great preparation for learning an instrument. Each week we explore a different story, piece of music or theme. We use singing, rhythm, storytelling, drawing, drama, parachute and instruments to bring music to life. The sessions not only nurture musical skills, but also confidence, coordination and communication.
Please note Musical Beginnings is not running at the moment.
Our Facebook Page is kept up to date with all our news and one off events, as well as ideas to try at home, music and uselful links. Find and Like us at @minimusicmakers
When & Where Is it?
Mini Music Makers
£7.50 per child
£4 per sibling
Earlsfield Library, 276 Magdalen Rd, SW18 3NY
Musical Beginnings is not currently running.
How is it?
‘As an early years teacher myself I have been to many music classes as a mother and a teacher and this is by far the best. I can see how it links to many areas of the early years curriculum.’
'The new class [Musical Beginnings] was excellent. A great combination of learning and enjoying music.'
'The best music session I've ever been to!'
'It's our favourite activity and my older daughter looks forward to school holidays so she can come too!'
'Fabulous music teacher!'
'We sing the [Mini Music Makers] songs ALL the time at home.'
‘The mixed age group is great, the younger ones can copy the older ones.’
‘A warm engaging teacher who knows the children’s names and includes every child!’
Who is Lucia?
Lucia is a strong believer in the positive impact music can have on babies’ and young children’s development, and has been runnning Mini Music Makers for over five years now.
Alongside her Early Years Music, Lucia works for Streewise Opera, Classical Opera and Northern Ireland Opera facilitating outreach projects. She is currently creating a new programme for young children for the Royal Opera House called 'Opera Dots'.
Songs About Animals
Lucia has released an album of 'Songs About Animals' full of original and imaginative children's songs. Created by professional musicians, it features a number of instruments and many different styles of music, always played in fun, vibrant ways, written with parents in mind as well as kids!
Visit the website for more information, stories and fun.