Hitchin Music Classes

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Frances Maddex

01438 821849

email: frances.maddex@musictrain.co.uk

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."

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR HITCHIN NEWSLETTER SPRING 2021

Autumn Term 2021 Classes

We anticipate that this term will run as face to face covid risk-assessed classes.

TERM DATES: Saturday 4th September - Thursday 9th December. *Hitchin Thespians are planning a Christmas production on 9th -11th December which may mean that we are unable to use the hall on Thursday 9th December. If this happens we will take 9th December off and hold our party on Thursday 16th December instead, so please put both dates in your diary for now.

The term length is 13 weeks (Classes work out at £7 a session or £7.50 for school-aged children. We encourage families to book a single trial session before booking for the term.)

Day Time Age Group Location No class on this date
Tue 9:20 am 2-4 years Woodside Hall 26th Oct
Tue 10:30 am 6 months - 2 years+ Woodside Hall 26th Oct
Tue 1:30 pm 0-12 months Woodside Hall 26th Oct
Thurs 9:20 am 2-3 years Woodside Hall 28th Oct and poss 9th Dec*
Thurs 10:30 am 3-24 months Woodside Hall 28th Oct and poss 9th Dec*
Thurs 1:30 pm 3 years - rising 5 Woodside Hall 28th Oct and poss 9th Dec*
Sat 9:15 am 4-7 years (school age) Woodside Hall 23rd Oct
Sat 10:30 am 2-4 years (pre-school age) Woodside Hall 23rd Oct

Topics

Sep - Oct 2021: General Topic - Gardens; Advanced Topic - Musical Contrasts

Nov - Dec 2021: General Topic - Animals; Advanced Topic - The Carnival of the Animals - Part B

Spring Term 2022 Classes

We anticipate that this term will run as face to face covid risk-assessed classes.

TERM DATES: Tuesday 4th January - Saturday 2nd April. No classes w/c 14th February due to half term.

The term length is 12 weeks (Classes work out at £7.50 a session or £8.00 for school-aged children. We encourage families to book a single trial session before booking for the term.)

Day Time Age Group Location
Tue 9:20 am 2-4 years Woodside Hall
Tue 10:30 am 3 months - 2+ years+ Woodside Hall
Tue 1:30 pm 0-12 months Nurturing Babies' Musicality Course Woodside Hall
Thurs 9:20 am 2-3 years Woodside Hall
Thurs 10:30 am 3-24 months Woodside Hall
Thurs 1:30 pm 3 years - rising 5 Woodside Hall
Sat 9:15 am 4-7 years (school age) Woodside Hall
Sat 10:30 am 2-4 years (pre-school age) Woodside Hall

Topics

Jan - Feb 2022: General Topic - Weather; Advanced Topic - The sounds weather makes

Feb - Apr 2022: General Topic - Dinosaurs; Advanced Topic - Feeling the beat

Baby, toddler and pre-school music classes take place for 0-6s at Woodside Hall, Walsworth Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9SP. Woodside Hall is at the back of a large pay and display car park 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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Booking a Trial

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. Please complete the Contact Form to request a Trial.

We regret that if classes have to be cancelled due to force majeure such as snow, or on specific medical advice, they cannot be refunded.

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