What age can my baby start Musical Miniatures classes?
This is a personal choice. Some mums are very keen to get out and about with their babies, meet lots of other mums, and expose their babies to a range of stimulus at an early age. Others would rather wait until their babies are a bit older. Every baby is unique, so please do come along to see if your baby enjoys the experience.
How are children expected to behave in Musical Miniatures classes?
Children learn in a variety of different ways, some are very visual, others aural, others physical. Not all children will sit perfectly beside their parents and as long as your child is safe and not endangering others, then it is not at all a problem. Children may enjoy getting up and exploring their new surroundings, and meeting other children. There may be times in the class where I ask parents to support children with percussion instruments, which may involve them sitting for a short period of time, but this is purely to avoid injuries.
I don’t have to sing do I?
Please don’t fear; there is no solo singing in Musical Miniatures!! We do however strongly encourage adults to sing as much as possible with their children as they will love hearing your voice no matter how bad you may think it is. I do ask that you don’t be tempted to start up a conversation with your friends in the middle of the class as this can be distracting for the children and doesn’t display the behaviour that we are trying to model for them. Please join in as enthusiastically as you can.
Is it OK to bring a visiting friend/family member to a class?
Yes, absolutely fine, however they will be asked to join in! Please just let your teacher know in advance.
I have older children who are sometimes off school due to INSET days, could they come?
Yes of course, I am sure they will enjoy helping their sibling. However, please do let your teacher know in advance.