Letchworth Music Classes

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Andrea Lee

07944 759007

email: andrea.lee@musictrain.co.uk

Andrea set up pre-school music classes from her home back in 1995 when her own children were very young. Starting with just two small classes a week, it soon became apparent that her unique style of teaching had hit the spot, for the organisation quickly moved out of the home and rapidly grew. Andrea has an MA in Education (Early Years) and also two PGCEs specialising in Early Childhood Music (one specifically linked to the Kodaly approach). Using the best current practice and drawing from a variety of musical educational approaches, Andrea has developed our current syllabus and has personally trained each of our Music Train teachers.

As well as leading the company, Andrea teaches her own thriving classes in Letchworth. Clients (primary teachers themselves) have commented that Andrea "understands children's attention spans. Every session is hands on and interactive." "She makes classes multi-sensory, fun and relaxed for everyone." Another parent recently wrote, "She makes the class so much fun, and without any effort my boys have gained fantastic music ability which is helping them in so many ways." Andrea is passionate that every child should be given the opportunity to develop their innate musicality to its fullest potential and a number of her pupils, taught over the past twenty seven years, have gone on to perform in West End shows and start careers in music.

SPRING TERM 2022

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

TERM DATES: Monday 3rd January - Friday 1st April. No classes w/c 14th February. The term length is 12 weeks. (Fees are £7.50 a session. New families are encouraged to book a trial before committing to the term).

Day Times Age Band Location
Mon 09:30 2 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Mon 10:456 - 24 months Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Wed 9:302 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Wed 10:45 0-24 months Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Fri 09:30 2 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Fri 10:45 6 - 24 months Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Fri 13:30 0-18 months Mrs Howard Memorial Hall

Topics

Jan - Feb 2022: General Topic - Transport; Advanced Topic - Tempo - crotchets and quavers

Feb - Apr 2022: General Topic - Food; Advanced Topic - Large Percussion Instruments

SUMMER TERM 2022

TERM DATES: Monday 25th April - Friday 22nd July. No classes w/c 30th May. Note that classes will take place on Monday 2nd May despite it being a Bank Holiday. The term length is 12 weeks. (Fees are £7.50 a session. New families are encouraged to book a trial before committing to the term).

Day Times Age Band Location
Mon 09:30 2 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Mon 10:30 12 - 36 months Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Mon 11:30 0 - 12 months Nurturing Babies' Musicality Course Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Wed 9:30 2 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Wed 10:30 3 - 24 months Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Fri 09:30 2 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Fri 10:30 6 - 24 months Mrs Howard Memorial Hall

Topics

Apr - May 2022: General Topic - Nursery Rhymes; Advanced Topic - Chime Bars

Jun - Jul 2022: General Topic - Teddy bears; Advanced Topic - Keyboards

AUGUST CLASSES 2022

Classes will be 45 minutes in length and take place in the morning - exact times to be confirmed after booking

Dates Programme
Mon 1st, Wed 3rd Aug Elephant's trombone
Mon 8th, Wed 10th Aug Lion's trumpet
Mon 15th, Wed 17th Aug Kangaroo's French horn
Mon 22nd, Wed 24th Aug Animals' summer brass band

Location

Mrs Howard Memorial Hall. Monday, Wednesday and Friday baby, toddler and pre-school music classes take place for 0-5s in the new wing of the Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1NX. This Grade II listed building was Letchworth's first public building and has recently been extended and upgraded. It is situated within a reasonably priced car park, adjacent to the children's park with paddling pools. The entrance for the car park is on Hillshot. It is also conveniently across the road from the town centre so if you prefer not to pay for parking you could use the Morrisons 3 hours free parking (without purchase) and walk up. This takes approximately 5 minutes for an adult. When you arrive at the venue, you will need to find the Main Entrance, which is signed. Classes take place upstairs. There is a lift available.

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.

Cancelled classes

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.

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