Stevenage – Roaring Meg Music Classes

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Frances Maddex

01438 821849


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."

Autumn Term 2017 Classes

TERM DATES: Saturday 16th September - Monday 11th December.

Day Location Age Band Times No classes on these dates Price
Mon Arts Centre 2 - 4 years 09:45-10:30 23rd October £6.00 x 12 weeks + £6.00 Christmas party supplement
Mon Arts Centre 1 - 2 years 10:45-11:30 23rd October £5.50 x 12 weeks + £6.00 Christmas party supplement
Mon Arts Centre 3 - 18 months 11:45-12:30 23rd October £5.50 x 12 weeks + £6.00 Christmas party supplement
Sat Arts Centre School Age - Reception, yr1, yr2 9:00-9:45 21st, 28th October £6.40 x 9 weeks + £6.00 Christmas party supplement
Sat Arts Centre 2 - 4 years 10:00-10:45 21st, 28th October £6.00 x 9 weeks + £6.00 Christmas party supplement
Sat Arts Centre 6 months - 2 years + 11:00-11:45 21st, 28th October £5.50 x 9 weeks + £6.00 Christmas party supplement
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Sep-Oct 2017: General Topic - Transport; Advanced Topic - Tempo

Nov-Dec 2017: General Topic - Food; Advanced Topic - Percussion Instruments

Location for classes

Baby, toddler, pre-school and key stage 1 music classes take place on Mondays and Saturdays in The Community Arts Centre, Roaring Meg (next to Costa coffee shop), Stevenage, SG1 1XN.

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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.

Cancelled classes

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.

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