Can getting crafty free you to sing with more confidence? How creating Christmas wreaths inspired people to sing carols in a wildlife garden!
From Pussy Cat to Kitty... How I used a nursery rhyme to familiarise the children I teach with my new name!
Hey, Little Hen! Find out what happened when four chickens decided to get in on the action during one of my wildlife garden music sessions...
Every year, during Black History Month, I ask nursery staff of African and Caribbean heritage if they would like to share songs during our music sessions.
I never get tired of listening to wooden claves being tapped together. Such a simple, ancient sound, reminiscent of the earliest music.
Once a year, I present a family singing and junk instrument-making session at the Mother Goose Wildlife Garden in Camberwell, South London.
'Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky' (Kahlil Gibran). What do trees look, feel & sound like and how can we celebrate them?
Six families joined me at the wonderful Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses in South London for singing, sound-foraging and instrument-making.
I thought I’d write about the creative process and how working with children in the early years can spark ideas for songs, stories and screenplays. I spent July delivering a variety of themes in nurseries and outdoor settings. Believe it…
Teaching music in early years settings presents many challenges but one of the most interesting is keeping things fresh!