Also running Music Sessions in a few local Pre Schools
Church Row NW3
Herbert Street NW5
Rochester Road NW5
Polkadots Nursery (French Music)
I have been running my own children's music sessions for over twenty years, (I can't believe thats true!), in Belsize Park, Hampstead, Highgate and Kentish Town and more recently West Hampstead.
I am a children's musician and I like to think that my sessions are full of spontaneity, involving both children and adults and drawing from all the music I have loved across several genres and eras.
I aim to make the music fun, lively and unforgettable for everyone involved. I sing accompanied by my guitar and have a huge repertoire. My sessions are 45 minutes long and start with a sing along, then a moving around the room time, then a gentle time relaxing under the parachute, followed by a wild time with the toys, before finishing with a noisy jam with all the instruments.
We explore rhythm and dynamics, through songs, old and new, some which tell a story and others that are just pure fun. Music is my passion and although my sessions are for young children I aim to make them equally enjoyable for the adults too. I am always learning new songs and I hope this keeps the vibe fresh and exciting but it has to be said that children do love to hear the same songs week after week so it's a bit of a balancing act! I always accomodate individual requests and consequently no two sessions are ever the same!
I have worked in schools and nurseries, care homes and day centres, I have also worked with children and adults with disabilities and basically, I like to be able to try to make a difference through music.
In 2004 I teamed up with Neal Whitmore, a local musician and parent who brought his children to Mini Beat sessions, and we formed
'Green Means Go'
We have produced three children's CDs
A Day in the Jungle
A Day at the Seaside
A Day on the Farm
These are available in many local shops and can be ordered and listened to online.
More recently I have teamed up with Ana Losekann a Brazilian musician and primary school teacher and we have formed
I love my job, and I have met some fantastic people over the years. When I am not doing my groups, I am often found entertaining at children's parties and working on new exciting projects and CDs, many of which are now available in many local shops.
Mini Beat Classes
All classes on ZOOM for the moment including new one to ones
Booking through HOOP