December 4, 2020

Vocal & Instrumental Musical Play in the Early Years

by Zoe Greenhalgh in CPD, Events, News

2 part online training workshop with Jane Parker

24th & 31st January 2021, 10-12am


**Please note that attendance on both dates is essential **


Jane is Early Years Music Lead for Take Art’s ‘The SoundWaves Network’ Youth Music funded programme which involves Early Years Music practitioners working alongside Early Years practitioners in settings. The ethos of the programme is very much the belief that babies and very young children are spontaneous music makers. As facilitators, we don’t need to start from scratch when we ‘do’ music, but support, reinforce and extend what our little music makers can already do. Our work aims to brings together a community of learners – learning with, from and alongside each other.

These two sessions will provide opportunities to:

  • Notice and understand the musical behaviours of babies and very young children.
  • Think and discuss how best to support and value our babies and very young children’s spontaneous music-making
  • Ask questions on the design of the SoundWaves Network Early Childhood music programme and how it works ‘on the ground’

Who is it for? Early years practitioners & teachers, musicians working with children 0-5 years , anyone working with this age group

What will you gain? An understanding of:

  • the musical abilities of babies and very young children
  • that music is play and reflect on our role to be musically playful

About Jane Parker:  Jane comes with a wealth of specialist Early Years music experience and knowledge, as a project coordinator, an educator training practitioners and a researcher practitioner with very young children. She firmly believes we should recognise in all our work and resources that everyone is born musical.

Having completed an MA in Early Childhood Education, Jane possesses both a theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of current issues in the Early Years music sector. As well coordinating Take Art’s ‘The SoundWaves Network’ – Early Years Music Network for the South West – Jane is also one of the tutors on the Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood course.

Practical information

We will be using online video software Zoom, so please ensure you have downloaded the app on a desktop or mobile ahead of the session.

For security, we’re asking you to sign up via Eventbrite and you will be emailed the Zoom ID and password after you register.