Hello, would you love to get more from your song box? More..

Ways to choose songs

Ways to explore old songs

Song ideas

Ways to engage the children



Ways to explore the children's ideas


How can I help?

The online training course 'The Singing Box' will take you through how to get more from your song box so that you are not always singing the same songs, in the same way, and in the same position

Giving you great value for money with step-by-step help that is for anyone who works with children from ~2 to 5 years.

Your training will take place on this secure website with your own private login.  Where you will be able to complete the online training at a pace, on a device and a place that suits you: be that a smart phone, tablet or computer in a comfy arm chair or at a desk.  Also re-visit anything you want to go back over whenever you want. PLUS as you would if you attended in-person training, you will be able to ask me any questions in the training only supportive Facebook group.

The Singing Box Online Training Course includes:

We will cover...

♪ There's not just one way to use a song box!
♪ Wonderful props and instruments!
♪ How you can do more with your current songs 
♪ New ideas to add to your song box


You will be able to explore songs more creatively with the children.

A Completion Certificate

PLUS.... There is the opportunity to:

What are people saying about The Singing Box online training? 

  • The Singing Box

    The Singing Box

    An online training course to help you get more from your song box


    (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.)

    GBP 49.00

    “Very useful, it helped me think about how to choose songs and how to build up from singing to adding movement and props to develop ideas. The templates are very useful for planning and providing links to nurseries to show how you plan your singing time.”

  • The Singing Box

    The Singing Box

    An online training course to help you get more from your song box


    (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.)

    GBP 49.00

    “I found lots of useful ideas on how to explore with music in my setting I will be creating a song box using props and instruments.”

    Waterfront nursery

  • Musical abc

    “In response to, what did you enjoy/like/find useful... about the training? Ideas to use the different props that we have already in the setting.”

    Dudley Pre-School

  • Musical abc

    “I enjoyed that songs were sung by the instructor and gave examples of various ways how to make songs more fun were given. I think it will b really useful to learn many more songs that were given as examples that I had never heard about and wouldn't know where to look for ideas. I really loved the friendship ring and i have started making one at home. Will be using it as soon as our lives go back to lets say normal. We sometimes forget that singing can be done in many different ways”

    Waterfront Nursery

  • Musical abc

    “I enjoyed the sections on using props and instruments. These were areas I struggled with and wanted to include during singing but lacked the confidence. I have parachutes and ribbons but don’t use them very often. I now know how I can use them and have more confidence in myself.”

    Registered childminder

  • Musical abc

    “I learnt a few new songs and will benefit from the new ideas . I was not using a lot of body percussion but I'll now.”

    Mountain View Childrens Centre

  • Musical abc

    “Great selection of videos and gave me a much more expanded thought of ways I can communicate with the children throughout the normal songs that we sing. Also ways in which I can use more props we already have.”

    First Step Playgroup

  • Musical abc

    “Thank you so much for the lovely training I have some lovely ideas to take back to my setting, I really enjoyed the videos and your way explaining made it easier to under stand ,I feel my approach to music time will change and I will introduce a music and rhyme section to circle time”

  • 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)”

    Northgate Pre-School

  • Musical abc

    “This has given a fresh perspective on an area of my practice that was becoming stale. I enjoyed all aspects of the training and found your ideas very useful for incorporating into my Bookbug sessions. Thank you very much for giving me back my enthusiasm!”

    Early Years Officer

  • Musical abc

    “I love your pirate jack song. You have given me inspiration to try new approaches and add some signing.I have purchased a parachute and some new percussion instruments.”

  • Musical abc

    “Thanks so much, Anne. I've loved all your courses so far! Great ideas and well worth doing.”

  • Musical abc

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the training. It made me think how to make my singing/music sessions more exciting. If I was bored the children must have been too. Even the other staff have started to join in more and come up with their own ideas on how to develop the sessions.
    "Sing a dinosaur song" I'd been asked and didn't know one. Never thought of 5 big dinosaurs sitting on a wall!
    But I have now! Thanks Anne x”

    Rainbow Day Nursery Croston

  • Musical abc

    “Made me think deeper. Very informative.”

  • Musical abc

    “Excellent new ideas and how to introduce to the children.”

  • Musical abc

    “I found the training informative and it really be very useful in my future teaching career. I particular like your explanation and demonstration of keeping to a beat.”

How does the training course work?

There are two ways to access the online training course. 

'30 Days Access' or 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training'

The training is delivered online via a website. On signing up you will be given your own login details so that you can access the training whenever and wherever you want, 24 hours a day. It could be used during PPA time or on training days.

The training is delivered through videos, workbooks and checklists.  

There is also the 'The Singing Box' Facebook group, just for those taking part in the course; a place where you can share your musical successes and frustrations in a safe non-judgemental environment.

Sounds great, how do I start?

Choose below how you wish to access the training; the differences are shown below.

(Please note, 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 the order form.)

30 Days Access


for 30 days access to the training

You can download the PDFs you want to keep for your own use.

View and listen to videos and MP3s on the training website for 30 days. 

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 within the 30 days of access.

Opportunity to renew for an additional 30 days at a reduced price.

Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training


Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training

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.

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. Once it has launched you will be 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!

- 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'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.

I’ve done your Singing with the Under 5s/Week 1 from Magical Music Time training, is The Singing Box the same?

No, they are two different courses. 

The Singing Box is about how to get more from songs and rhymes.

Whereas 'Singing with the Under 5s' is more about the different types of singing you can do with children and their singing voices.

A little about me…

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.  I have worked with many children and have gained and developed fun ways to help children explore music.

In 2015 I started created music training for early years professionals through ‘Music in the Early Years' and  have helped over 1000 early years practitioners with music in their early years setting

Anne (B.Ed (hons))

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