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How I have helped others

  • Musical abc

    “I really enjoyed finding out how to include music in maths, and through stories- steady beats and singing elements. Also receiving a lot of info on different music to listen to with the children. I shall definitely be buying a friendship ring, and have already implemented a better structure to exploring different musical instruments - really helping me plan my phase 1 phonics. Great ideas! Thank you!”

    who completed the Music and the 7 areas of Learning Online Training

  • Musical abc

    “Lots of ideas to keep and use in the future. Different ways of thinking about schemas, that you may not even have thought about before. Like the use of songs we all know such as "driving in your car" and music such as zorba the greek will be just fantastic to do our music and dancing with. Much better than just dancing to same old songs and nursery rhymes that we usually use.”

    who completed the Music and Schemas Online Training

  • Musical abc

    “I love the original songs you made by using rhyme from other ones. I love the friendship band :) It was a lovely refresher to make sure we are making use of our resources and can learn new ways to use them. I love the videos of you showing what you do and how this was useful and kept the training interesting inspiring. ( they were great and short and sweet)”

    who completed the The Singing Box Online Training

  • Musical abc

    “ I enjoyed the fact that everything was explained simply so that if you were learning about music for the first time you could understand everything.”

    who completed the Musical Elements Online Training

  • Musical abc

    “ I enjoyed finding out how to extend parachute and Lycra play, as I seem to do the same activities, and I will be making a friendship ring as another resource to extend learning.”

    who completed the Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring Online Training:

  • Musical abc

    “Thanks Anne for this course which you, as always, provide thorough planning PDFs, explanatory videos, mp3s and relevant links. I like how you gave graphic pdf paper alternatives to finger puppets, and ideas for making streamers and so on from found items in the home. Great connections were made to other arts areas such as role play and dance, other Learning Areas such as maths, and early childhood developmental needs such as fine and gross motor skills, and social skills.”

    who completed the Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers Online Training

  • Musical abc

    “It was absolutely fantastic! Such a brilliant course. So many wonderful ideas and activities to implement within school. The wealth of information and depth was brilliant. I loved how the course covered so many areas of delivering music using instruments, singing, video clips, home-made percussion instruments and music apps. I will certainly be signing up to more courses in the future!”

    who completed the Musical Instruments in the Early Years Online Training

  • Musical abc

    “I really enjoyed taking the Bubbles, Balloons and Balls online training course. Lots of lovely, great ideas for early years. The little rhymes are sweet and really helpful.”

    who completed the Bubbles, Balloons and Balls Online Training

  • Musical abc

    “- Variety of songs
    - What various things you can do with songs/the same song
    - It’s good the songs are grouped into themes/months/areas of learning”

    who is a member of Early Years Music Ideas

My Blog 

Teacher to Trainer

Teacher to Trainer

When I was teaching in Reception my music time was mainly delivered by using BBC Radio Tapes; yes tapes, this was in the 1990s!  This was a whole school approach as it ensured there was consistency and progression throughout the school.  Sometimes with my class, when we had hall time, I would also give the children the opportunity to explore expressive movement as I improvised on the piano; I stood at the piano and created different patterns, pauses, and changes in dynamics that the children lov…

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7 Everyday Resources That Will Enhance Your Music Activities!

7 Everyday Resources That Will Enhance Your Music Activities!

I have found a way to use almost all the resources I have during my music activities, there are some exceptions, but I have used many.  From dancing under an umbrella; to smelling sweets; to hiding under a camouflage net! They are a great way to bring your music activities to life.  Using these resources can encourage some of the most reluctant children to join in with a singing activity or moving to the music.  Here is a list of 7 resources and an activity you could do with them:

1. Small Worl…

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You Are All the Musician the Children Need; Scrap the Video!

You Are All the Musician the Children Need; Scrap the Video!

This may seem a little controversial as many people love to use videos and recordings with the children in their early years setting BUT all the children really need in their music time is you to be their musical stimulus, not a children's themed YouTube channel!

I am not saying recorded music doesn't have a place, as it is fantastic for children to hear different genres of music that they may not hear otherwise, BUT using recordings/videos as the main focus for children's music experience is…

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