If you are looking to improve your Music Time then I can help you with my Music Time Bundle; 2 online training courses at the best price! There's an Early Bird offer until midnight 22nd March (Uk time)
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.
♪ 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?
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.
♪ 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!
♪ 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
You will be able to select songs and rhymes suitable for the children 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
You will be able to include instruments in every 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
To select music and an activity to go with it for every 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)
To plan and deliver an enjoyable and worthwhile Music Time
♪ Hello and Goodbye songs
♪ Connecting songs
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
“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
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!
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
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How can you approach the exploration of the musical elements?
All the training is delivered online via a website.
On signing up you will receive an email with your login details for Magical Music Time and Musical Elements. You can access the training whenever and wherever you want, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It could be used during PPA time or on training days.
With the Magical Music Time training, each week, for four weeks, a new module will be made available to you; this is to help you focus on that week’s topics. The course is four weeks long but you can work at whatever pace suits you: quicker or longer than 4 weeks; if you complete a module before the next one is released then there is an option to release the next module. Once the content has been made available you have access for life.
The training is delivered through videos, workbooks and checklists. You can download whatever you want to keep for your own use. It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like.
There is also a Magical Music Time and a Musical Elements Facebook group just for those taking part in these courses; places where you can share your musical successes and frustrations in a safe non-judgemental environment.
If you are a resident of the UK then no VAT will be added on. If you reside within the EU the applicable VAT will be added on.
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.
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
No, you can purchase now and then start when you are ready.
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.
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!
My website is secure as can be seen by the padlock symbol in the address bar:
All payments are done securely through Stripe; your payment details are never disclosed.
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.
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.