GROWING WITH MUSIC – 3 to 5

This age in children’s development makes music incredibly fun! Everything is a discovery: the voice, the sounds and the musical instruments are amazing ways to express for our little students! Also, the possibility to move and dance, the friends of the music group and the funny teacher create a special space to learn and discover.

These are fundamental elements, present in all our sessions for 3-5-year-olds.

Our goal is the development of children’s musicality but in the meantime we guide children to discover group work and other social skills, using musical games and creative activities.

Our sessions are based on Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, Tiziana’s research on body percussion and neuro music.

Children are free to experiment and learn music while having fun, developing their cognitive and socio-emotional potential. Teamwork at this age is fundamental and we encourage it with patience, creativity and innovation.

“Tiziana is great at working with children and the music lesson environment is very enjoyable. My twin girls love going to her classes every week. They always come back excited to tell me about all the instruments they’ve tried and each lesson is full of laughter and giggles. We are very excited about starting piano lessons with Tiziana next year. I would highly recommend Tiziana’s lessons to all parents who care about their children’s development through music.”

Lea, Izzy and Nina’s mum (4 years old)

Growing with music When children are between 3 and 5 their general development makes a big step forward. They love to sing songs with lyrics, move around freely in the space and most of all, interact with their friends. In this stage, working in a group is fundamental because children learn not only from the teacher but also from the other kids (peer learning).

If supported and not judged, children sing a lot, improvise and compose their own songs. They are also able to express their preferences in music. Little by little, they start imitating and assimilating music. We support these stages by organising group music activities that help children singing and coordinating but we also let them still free to explore the space moving in the way they prefer, whilst listening to music

Great attention is given to the discovery of the way in which they can play together with music, showing respect for others and creating conditions that permit a pleasing listening experience. The creative ideas of every child are accepted and acknowledged by the teacher who transforms them into songs, accompaniments, ideas to discover different instruments and music games involving movement.

Alongside the development of music skills, all the activities are planned to support the cognitive, psychomotor and socio-emotional children’s development as attention, concentration, working memory, problem-solving, inhibition of impulses, flexibility and other executive functions. Movement, connected to listening and singing, becomes for the child the trampoline to launch them-self towards the conquest of intonation, sense of rhythm and coordination, all fundamental elements that will help children playing an instrument.

Exploring music with the whole body immersed in sounds connected with emotions and feelings is a component of the long learning process that gives children much more elements and knowledge than knowing how to read the notes or play technically an instrument.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE TO OUR SESSIONS

SMALL GROUP SESSIONS AT MUSIC TREE

Max 10 children – Classes are held at Music Tree’s new music school at 50 Barnsbury Street N11TP

Children age 3: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 4.15pm
Children age 4: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5.00, Wednesday and Friday at 4.15pm
Children age 5: Monday and Wednesday at 4.15pm, Friday at 5.00pm

FEES

  • Trial sessions: Music Tree suggests 2 trial sessions for £28. After the trials, the rest of the term fee will be applied or you can book for a single session.
    • Whole term £154 (11 sessions)
    • Single session £16

    ABOUT THE CLASSES

    • Expert music tuition
    • Live music
    • Restricted class numbers (max 10 children)

    BUBBLE GROUP – YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS

    Create your own group with your child’s friends and one of our early years music teachers will run customised classes at your home or at our school. It’s not necessary to own musical instruments, the teacher will provide them for the sessions. We suggest a maximum of 10 children per session and to create a space for the class free from toys, where children, parents and the teacher can move, dance and sing without too many distractions. 

    WHEN customised classes can be arranged by contacting info@musictreeuk.com

    FEES Contact info@musictreeuk.com

    RESOURCES FOR PARENTS the teacher will suggest songs and activities that can be done together in the session or after it, taken from our online course for families MUSIC AT HOME.

    MEET THE TEACHERS

    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.