Children between 5 and 8 are ready to experience music on an instrument! After dancing, singing and discovering their coordination, the curiosity towards the piano, the ukulele or another instrument is really big! But it’s easier said than done. Yes, you got it right: even if your child asks you to play an instrument it doesn’t mean that they are actually really ready for it or to face the classic one-to-one lessons.

That’s why at Music Tree I’ve created a special course just for this age! It’s called Play and sing and that’s exactly what it is about!

Music Tree’s teacher and I want to accompany your child to discover various musical instruments before choosing which one to study while we help them develop their musicality and physical coordination (essential for playing an instrument).

This happens by working in small groups (max 6 children) because at that age children still need to be with their friends and have fun while they learn. They will have time, in their life, to study an instrument with the necessary care and attention but we want to be sure to help them cultivate their passion and give them the necessary skills so that this study can remain fun even when it will require more effort.

These classes, inspired by Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, are based on my personal research in body music and neuro music.

Children work in small groups of a maximum of 6. They will explore different instruments (piano, ukulele, percussions) in a rich musical environment through original songs and fun instrumental pieces. 

In these stages, you will also find online courses recorded by our teachers to support your child practice between the weekly classes (Sing and Play – ukulele; Sing and Play – piano)

Classes are held at Music Tree’s new music school at 50 Barnsbury Street, N11 TP

Groups are organised according to the age of the children.


Classes for children age 5: Monday and Wednesday at 4.15pm, Friday at 5.00pm
Classes for children age 6: Monday and Tuesday at 5.00pm, Thursday 4.15pm
Classes for children age 7-8: Wednesday and Thursday at 5.00pm


  • 60-minute class £15
  • we suggest two trial classes for £30 before booking for a block of sessions
  • Payments per half-term or term


TIZIANA POZZO Music therapist, educator and pianist, Tiziana has collaborated for years with educational institutions (from nurseries to universities) on music projects in Italy, Spain and the UK.  Tiziana graduated in piano from the Music Conservatoire in Venice and in Music Therapy in Padova (Italy). She gained her expertise through training courses in Italy and abroad in the development of children and their natural understanding of music.
In 2016 she started collaborating with Creative Futures and University College London for different research. She is one of the co-founders of Music Tree and Highbury Park Music. She also works in the UK and abroad running CPD courses for teachers, educators and music therapists. She’s one of the co-founders of Gordon UK Music Research Institute, where she co-delivers “Music Learning Tree – International Training Course about Music Learning Theory”, for teachers training in early years music.

ILARIA FORESI is a versatile singer, artist and teacher based in London.  Ilaria began her music training in Rome. At the age of 20, after completing a foundation diploma at the Saint Louis Music College, she moved to London to perform and continue her music studies, incorporating new subjects such as composing, arranging, production and songwriting. In 2017 she graduated from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance with a BMus (Hons) in Popular Music Performance- Vocals. Alongside her private singing teaching, she developed her interest in early years music education by assisting music educator Alison Blunt during her “Music and Movement” classes and workshops at the Ann’s Tayler Children centre. In 2020 she became a qualified MLT music teacher, after completing “Music Learning Tree – International Training Course about Music Learning Theory” course delivered by Gordon UK Music Research Institute.

CATERINA DELLABONA is a musician (clarinet and saxophone) and music teacher. She studied Music at Goldsmiths University of London concentrating on performance, music education and psychology of music. Since completing her studies in 2017 Caterina has been specialising in working with Early Years and SEN/D. She completed various courses including PTTLS Level 3 Music Education with City & Guilds and Interactive Music Making with Music as Therapy International. She is currently completing a postgraduate certificate in musical development in children with special needs (Sounds of Intent) with prof. Adam Ockelford. n 2020 she became a qualified MLT music teacher, after completing “Music Learning Tree – International Training Course about Music Learning Theory” course delivered by Gordon UK Music Research Institute.


CATERINA TOSO graduated in piano and completed her Master Degree in Piano Performance
with the highest grades and honours at the Conservatorio of Alessandria (Italy). She received many
awards for competing in national and international competitions and she had the chance to
perform as a soloist and in ensemble formations in several cities in the north of Italy, France and
Rome. Caterina has been teaching the piano for almost ten years, both to children and adults.
She’s a level 1 certified teacher for the Suzuki and Willems method, and she has also recently
trained as a teacher specialised in Gordon’s Music Learning Theory with Tiziana Pozzo.
In 2018 she also collaborated on the project AMI (Inclusive Music Activity) helping people with
physical and mental disabilities express and connect while playing in small orchestra groups.