Early Years Summit
In partnership with Kathy Brodie's Early Years Summit, Emma recently delivered a talk on the subject of developing language through musical play and multi-sensory activities. The video recording can be found as part of the Literacy Summit here.
Online training with Bi-Borough Music Service
Using stories through music to facilitate learning and other outcomes
Founder of Music House Courses, Emma Hutchinson, will present an online training session to show how practitioners can bring stories to life through musical play and enhance communicative skills in young children. No previous musical experience is necessary! Course fee is £35 per place. Bookings can be made here.
Music Houses Courses is excited to announce a newly released online course, Musical Beginnings. Based on a pedagogical approach to musical play, the course demonstrates how music is intrinsic to babies, and provides musical skills to encourage early responses. It is packed with video examples, interactive resources and practical ideas to facilitate learning. Course fee is £30.
Ode To A Tree release
Emma's new album Ode to a Tree is an enchanted instrumental work that captures the beauty and ambience of trees. A piece perfect for families and babies to enjoy in a quiet moment of reflection and listening. Ode to a Tree is available to listen to various streaming platforms. Click here to listen.
New classes for Winter Term
We are delighted to share that we have opened 4 new classes for the new term starting in September. The new classes will be;
Monday Music Appreciation for 3-4 years at 4pm
Monday Instrumental Appreciation for 4 - 5 years at 4:45pm
Saturday Music Appreciation for 3-4 years at 9:30am
Saturday Piano Appreciation for 4-5 years at 10:15am
‘Max’ was one of our very special pupils who benefitted so much from music lessons over the years with Music House for Children. His mother wrote: 'Music House for Children was instrumental in supporting ‘Max' in so many aspects of his development.' Read the full article here.
Mouse and Majesty
Kids Picture Book Review have left a lovely review of Mouse and Majesty.
"What a cute silly story. I love seeing the mouse just laying in some hay in his cosy barn watching TV. And the thought that he needs to invite the Queen for tea. My kids enjoyed all the rhyming. It's nice being from the U.S. and being able to share books like this with my kids to show them things around London. My son saw King’s Cross Station and said, “That's the one from Harry Potter!”... Read the full review here
Malta University Training
Emma Hutchinson, Founder & Director of Music House for Children, is providing the entire music module to first year BA hons degree students studying Early Childhood at Malta University.
Having completed 12 hours of online teaching prior to a week of in-person teaching , Emma commented: “I am blown away by the Maltese student’s evident enthusiasm and willingness to sing, participate and engage practically despite being online, and with the course being entirely in English."
The students' feedback on the training was really positive "excellent, expressive, musical, wonderful in both physical and power point presentation" , "I learnt that music can be taught with basically everything and music is a holistic opportunity for the children".
We have two exciting events for families this Easter holiday: first, our Little Birdsong Concert on Friday 8th April at 11am. Live music in a relaxed setting especially for families, in a real music venue, from babies and up.
Then on Tuesday 12th April a musical storytelling workshop, Where is Bunny's Baby? Fun and interactive workshop for 2 to 6 year olds. Then on Tuesday 12th April a musical storytelling workshop, Where is Bunny's Baby? Fun and interactive workshops
More information and tickets: https://www.musichouseforchildren.com/whats-on
Work Experience Industry Days
We are really excited to welcome back Moat 6th form for industry days, shadowing and work experience. This project is a fantastic collaboration between Bush Hall Music, Music House for Children and Next Door Records all working together to provide opportunities for Moat students. If you're interested in a similar experience for your 6th form, get in touch with us!
Find out more about Moat 6th form here.
Music Teacher Magazine
Music House for Children Founder and Director, Emma Hutchinson, has published a new article in Music Teacher magazine. She investigates whether music teachers use their musical skills to their full potential when working with young children or whether they "dumb' those skills down thinking it is the right thing.