If you are looking to improve your Music Time then I can help you with my Music Time Bundle; 2 online training courses at a reduced price!

Magical Music Time to help you with the structure of your Music Time and Musical Elements to help develop the children's understanding of some of the musical elements.  There's also the option to sign up for 1 month's FREE access to a selection of singing, rhyme, instrument and listening activities on Early Years Music Ideas.

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So, would you love to be taught how to..

♪  lead a successful Music Time?
♪  teach songs and rhymes and know what to expect from the children?
♪  use percussion instruments with the children in your setting?
♪  get more from those props that are sitting in your cupboard?
♪  use recorded music easily and successfully?
♪  bring it all together to lead an enjoyable and worthwhile Music Time?

What if you could start that training right NOW?

You can!

The online course is ready to start NOW!  It is delivered over 4 weeks although if you wish to work through it quicker that’s possible too! 

Keep scrolling to find out what is included.

The Magical Music Time 4 Week Training Course includes:

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In this pre-module we will find out where you currently are with music in your setting and begin to build your confidence.

♪ What musical activities are you doing?
♪ What props and instruments do you have in the cupboard?
♪ Musical habits that can build your confidence.
♪ The skills you need to lead a Music Time and make it fun!

In this module we will cover the basics of under 5’s singing.

♪  The basics that you need to know about children’s voices
♪  What to expect from the children
♪  Creating a broad repertoire
♪  How to choose songs and rhymes
♪  Playing with sounds (improvising)
♪  Using props to bring songs to life
♪  Linking songs and rhymes to topics or the children’s interests

Week 1 Outcome:

You will be able to select songs and rhymes suitable for the children in your setting.

Musical instruments!  The children love getting their hands on them and so will you by the end of this module.  We will go through a selection of percussion instruments and how you can use these in your setting.

♪  What are the most popular percussion instruments and how are they played?
♪  Making best use of the instruments that you have.
♪  Group instruments according to their sound (timbre)
♪  Playing along to well known songs
♪  Using instruments to accompany stories and poems
♪  Rhythm patterns

Week 2 Outcome:

You will be able to include instruments in every Music Time.

This module is about the benefits of listening to music and how you can easily include this in your Music Time.

♪  The benefits of listening to music
♪  What to expect from the children during listening activities
♪  Creating a varied listening repertoire
♪  How to choose listening material and get more from what you already have
♪  Using props to make listening experiences multi-sensory
♪  Using recordings to develop pulse/beat
♪ The different types of listening activities you can do
♪  Linking music to topics or the children’s interests

Week 3 Outcome:

To select music and an activity to go with it for every Music Time.

In this final module we will be bringing all the knowledge and skills you have gained to plan and deliver a Magical Music Time.

♪  Making your Music Time an interactive experience
♪  Planning your first 6 Music Times
♪  How to structure a Music Time
♪  Hello and goodbye songs
♪  Warm up songs
♪  Connecting songs
♪  How to use the plans you have created
♪  Example of me, Anne, going through a whole Music Time (without children)

Week 4 Outcome:

To plan and deliver an enjoyable and worthwhile Music Time

PLUS you get…


♪  Hello and Goodbye songs
♪ Connecting songs
♪ …………..

Completion Certificate

The Option to sign up for:

1 Month's FREE Subscription to a selection of Music Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 yrs on Early Years Music Ideas

After the first FREE month, the subscription will be £6.25 a month; there’s no contract, the subscription can be cancelled at any time.

This is an optional extra that you can choose to sign up for or not

By the end of the 4 week training programme you will have the knowledge to deliver a Magical Music Time!

Here are a few comments from people who have completed the Magical Music Time training:

“I enjoyed the visual training. Much easier to take in than reading. I found the planning useful as we usually let the children choose the songs, so they become very repetitive. Also liked the idea of having a topic, such as animals or transport. I am looking forward to using the instruments to accompany stories and poems, which we haven't done as yet.” Susan Barton-Leigh, Buttercups Nursery School

“I just want to say thank you for the brilliant course. I’ve now completed 2 music time session with the children, which they have enjoyed greatly.” Katherine

“Loved the easy to follow, step by step training method.” Jo Green, Pre school learning Alliance


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Over the years I have learnt and developed ways to help children explore the basic musical elements. 

If you lead music times with children from ~3 to 5 years as a childminder, early years practitioner, day nursery owner/manager, or under 5s music class, then I have created my Musical Elements training for you!  

What if you could start that training right NOW?

You can!

The course is delivered online and the first video and Module 1 workbook are available NOW! Access to the training website will be from Thursday 22nd March

Keep scrolling to find out what is included.

The Musical Elements Training Course includes:

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Module 1: Start with the Basics

  • What are the musical elements?
  • What to expect from the child?
  • What can you do to help the child? 

Module 1 Outcome:

  • You will reflect on your current understand and how you can help children with the musical elements.

Module 2: How and When?

  • How can you approach the exploration of the musical elements?

  • When during your time with the children can you explore the musical elements?

Module 2 Outcome:

  • You will be able to identify how and when is suitable to explore the musical elements for the children in your setting.

Module 3: Singing and Rhymes

  • Starting with Songs and Rhymes!
  • Using what you already know
  • How can you use vocal play?
  • A selection of Song and Rhyme activities that explore some musical elements

Module 3 Outcome:

  • You will be able to select songs and rhymes suitable for the children in your setting.

Module 4: Instruments and Body Percussion

  • What instruments do you have and how can you use them?
  • What is body percussion?
  • A selection of Instrument and Body Percussion activities that explore some musical elements

Module 4 Outcome:

  • You will be able to select instrument and body percussion activities suitable for the children in your setting.

Module 5: Listening to Music

  • Why include listening to music?
  • How can you approaching listening with a focus on the elements?
  • A selection of listening activity ideas each with an element focus.

Module 4 Outcome:

  • You will be able to select listening activities suitable for the children in your setting.

PLUS you get…

Completion Certificate

By the end of the training course you will have the knowledge to deliver music activities that have a musical element focus!

Here are a few comments from people who have completed the Musical Elements training:

“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.” Jenny Hughes

“I now have a much greater understanding of Dynamics, Tempo, Duration and pitch. Thank you for giving clear examples.” Jo Mursell. Bournemouth Early years

Here’s a little about me and how I can help you

I’m Anne, a musician, composer, teacher, trainer and mum!

I started teaching music to the under 5s in 1998 as a qualified primary teacher and was also the school Music Co-ordinator.  After a break from teaching, to look after my own little people, I setup Musical abc in 2008 to teach music to the under 5s: classes for babies, toddlers and preschools.

I have worked with many children and have gained and developed fun ways to help children explore music. I will be sharing my knowledge and experience of planning and running a successful Music Time and how I explore the musical element through these courses. 

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:

Do I need to start the training now?

No,  you can purchase now and then start when you are ready.

Do I need to complete the training within a set period of time?

No, you take as long as you need to complete the training.  As it is online you can re-watch videos time and time again.

How do I access the training?

Very easily! As long as you have access to the internet on a device (phone, tablet or computer) you can access the training. All the training is done on a secure website. On signing up you will allocated a username and password. 
Then, click on the link for the secure website, enter your login and password that’s it you can start your training! Super easy!

I'm worried about entering my payment details online, how do I know it is safe?

My website is secure as can be seen by the padlock symbol in the address bar: Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.13.26.png

All payments are done securely through Stripe; your payment details are never disclosed.

- Can I share the training with other early years colleagues?

Each training place purchased is for an individual to watch and work through. Although if you work in a nursery and one member of staff undertakes the training and then wishes to pass on the knowledge and activities to others in person that is fine. However, that person CANNOT share their login details and the training material in electronic or printed format: e.g. videos, workbooks, checklists.

Can I do the training if I run an under 5s children’s business?

Yes, the training and activity ideas you are free to use to teach young children. However, they are for your own use. They cannot be used for you to train others for financial gain.