You want to give the children in your care the best musical start!

You have already conquered delivering a music time, YAY!!!! You feel confident in your approach and can see the children having a great time singing, exploring instruments and listening to music.  You now want to take the children's musical experience to the next stage by also exploring the Music Elements BUT, one or more of the following is stopping you! Maybe you:

♪  Don't feel you have a clear understanding of the musical elements
♪ Are not sure how the children can explore the musical elements
♪ Are wondering, how can you help the children with your limited knowledge? OR
♪  Are wondering, how can you use your music skills and knowledge to help the children?

Good news! I have created an online training course to help!

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 is there to access NOW! 

Keep scrolling to find out what is included.


The Musical Elements Training Course includes:

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!

What are people saying about the 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.”

  • “I now have a much greater understanding of Dynamics, Tempo, Duration and pitch. Thank you for giving clear examples.”

    Bournemouth Early years

  • “How to incorporate the musical elements within the nursery rhymes you are singing with the children - so they are learning the "basic music skills" e.g. beats, without even knowing it! This will definitely help them as they get older, as I teach adults who cannot even do this!”

  • “The variety of ideas was useful but also to confirm my approach is what other practitioners are doing. I would really like to implement listening to music in my sessions, I haven't done this due to going into different schools but I think it would add something new. I liked the idea f the children learning to recognise the sound of the instruments and introducing the instruments through their timbre. I tend to group the instruments by like/kind but for my session on timbre I could create an activity in which the children listen to and group the instruments to timbre.”

    Gateshead Music Service Early Years Lead

  • “I really enjoyed this training especially Module 4.”

  • “It was broken down well for each element and new topic.”

    Early Years Practitioner

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 how I explore the musical elements through this course.

This is my third online training course for Early Years Practitioners.  My first, Magical Music Time, has really helped many with their music time.  I love helping others and I’m excited to be launching this new course so I can help more people who work with the early years.

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


If you have any questions about the course please feel free to send me a message here: 

I look forward to helping you bring the joy of music to the children in your care.

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.

- I’ve done your Magical Music Time training, is Musical Elements the same?

No, they are two different courses. Musical Elements is the next stage from Magical Music Time (Magical Music Time is about understanding children’s musical development and how to lead a music time). 

You can do this training without having done the Magical Music Time.  Although I would advise only signing up if you already feel confident in leading a Music Time. 

Would you like help with your Music Time before you start working on the Musical Elements?

I have created a MUSIC TIME BUNDLE to purchase both Magical Music Time and Musical Elements training at the best price ever! Both with everything you would get if you bought them separately.

CLICK HERE if you would like to read more and to purchase the Music Time Bundle.