Hitchin Music Classes

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Ros Woodin

01462 453187

email: ros.woodin@musictrain.co.uk

Ros started teaching Hitchin classes in January 2006. She is classically trained in violin, piano and singing. As well as teaching for The Music Train, she also works for the Hertfordshire County Music Service as a Primary and Secondary School Violin Teacher and Early Years Music Consultant. She teaches Singing in Primary Schools. Ros also performs regularly in concerts and recently formed the Hitchin Chamber Orchestra. Ros used to sing with the BBC choir when she was working with them as Second Assistant Director.

Music is very much in the family. Ros' husband is a Saxophone and Clarinet Teacher for the Hertfordshire County Music Service and is Head of Baldock Saturday Morning Music School. He is Director of the North Herts Youth Jazz Big Band. Her youngest son, aged 19, was Head Chorister of St Mary's Church Choir and was a Songwriting Ambassador for the Herts Music Service. He is now studying guitar at the Leeds College of Music Conservatoire. Her 21 year-old son was a Bishop's Chorister and plays drums to grade 8 and piano.

A client recently wrote, "We love our Music Train teacher Ros because she has infinite patience, a permanent smile and bags of enthusiasm and innovation. Seven years of Music Train and I still look forward to going every week."

Ros is also available to run Music Train Birthday Parties in the local area. Please phone her directly for information about this service.

Frances Maddex

01438 821849

email: frances.maddex@musictrain.co.uk

Frances will be running our Hitchin branch of The Music Train from September 2017. Frances joined our team in December 2009 bringing with her 20 years primary school experience as a primary classroom teacher and more recently as a Head Teacher. Frances took a break from schools to bring up her young daughter and during this time, attended The Music Train as a parent. She was so impressed by our teaching methods, that she asked to join the team. Frances learnt to play the piano and violin whilst at school and studied music at A level. She enjoys singing and now sings with Hertford Choral Society having previously been a member of the North Herts Guild of Singers. Frances has extensive experience of music curriculum planning and teaching music in her school roles. When her daughter was younger she was actively involved in running the local toddler group and pre-school and is now a school governor at her local Primary School.

Frances has run branches of Music Train in Hatfield, and Stevenage (Roaring Meg) and has also been a regular Music Train teacher at our Great Ashby branch in Stevenage. From September 2017 she will be running both Stevenage, Roaring Meg and Hitchin Branches and is very much looking forward to getting to know our Hitchin families.

In the words of a client, "We love our Music Train teacher Frances because she makes rhythm and music fun and accessible for all ages and makes every week an adventure."

Summmer Term 2017 Classes

TERM DATES: Tuesday 25th April - Thursday 20th July with a half term w/c 29th May.

The term length is 12 weeks and fees are calculated at £6.00 per class for over 2s (on 24th April), £5.50 for under 2s and £3.00 for siblings over 6 months. (Please note that our fee structure has changed slightly and charges are now based on age rather than the assigned class. This is in line with our other North Herts branches in an effort to simplify our booking systems.

Day Age Band Times
Tue 12-30 months 09:45-10:30
Tue 3-24 months 10:45-11:30
Tue 2-3 years 11:45-12:30
Tue 2.5 years-rising 5 1:30-2:15
Thur 12-30 months 09:45-10:30
Thur 2-3 years 10:45-11:30
Thur 3-24 months 11:45-12:30
Thurs 2.5 years-rising 5 1:30-2:15

Topics

Apr-May 2017: General Topic - Sea; Advanced Topic - Ethnic Instruments

Jun-Jul 2017: General Topic - Animals; Advanced Topic - The Carnival of the Animals

Autumn Term 2017 Classes

TERM DATES: Tuesday 12th September - Thursday 14th December with a half term w/c 23rd October 2017.

The term length is 13 weeks and fees are calculated at £6.00 per class for over 2s (on 1st September), £5.50 for under 2s and £3.00 for siblings over 6 months. There is a small supplement of £6.00 for the Christmas party gift, which is always of the highest quality.

Day Age Band Times
Tue 12-30 months 09:45-10:30
Tue 3-24 months 10:45-11:30
Tue 2-3 years 11:45-12:30
Tue 2.5 years-rising 5 1:30-2:15
Thur 12-30 months 09:45-10:30
Thur 2-3 years 10:45-11:30
Thur 3-24 months 11:45-12:30
Thurs 2.5 years-rising 5 1:30-2:15

Topics

Sep-Oct 2017: General Topic - Nursery Rhymes; Advanced Topic - Chime Bars

Nov-Dec 2017: General Topic - Teddy Bears; Advanced Topic - Keyboards

Baby, toddler and pre-school music classes take place for 0-5s at Woodside Hall, Walsworth Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9SP. Woodside Hall is near the Queen Mother Theatre. There are a few free parking places close to the hall but please be advised that many of the parking places are pay and display. You need to take special care to ensure which type of parking place you have used to avoid a hefty fine.

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Registration Fee

Families joining our classes for the very first time are invited to try a single session before deciding whether or not they wish to sign up for the rest of the term. If you do wish to join for the term, an additional £6 registration fee is charged for families that have never previously attended. This is only ever charged once per family and future siblings do not need to pay a registration fee. The fee covers the cost of access to our client on-line resources and one child's T-shirt. Additional T-shirts can be purchased for £5.

We regret that if classes have to be cancelled due to force majeure such as snow, or on specific medical advice because of the risk posed by swine flu, they cannot be refunded.

Hitchin, Hertfordshire Early Years Music Classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers 0-5