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 years, have gone on to perform in West End shows and start careers in music.

Spring Term 2019 Classes

TERM DATES: Monday 7th January - Friday 12th April. There are no classes Monday 14th January and Friday 22nd February.

The term length for Monday and Friday groups is 13 weeks and fees are calculated at £6.50 per class for over 2s (on 1st January 2019), £6.00 for under 2s and £3.25 for siblings over 6 months.

Day Times Age Band Venue
Mon 09:30-10:152 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Hall
Mon 10:30-11:152 - 3 years Mrs Howard Hall
Mon 11:30-12:156 - 30 months Mrs Howard Hall
Wed (starts 23rd Jan) 13:50-14:40 0-12 months Nurturing Babies' Musicality Six Week Courses Part A and B The Cloisters
Fri 09:45-10:30 2 years - rising 5 Mrs Howard Hall
Fri 10:45-11:301 - 3 years Mrs Howard Hall

Topics

Jan-Feb 2019: General Topic - Sea; Advanced Topic - Ethnic Music

Feb-Mar 2019: General Topic - Animals; Advanced Topic - The Carnival of The Animals

Apr 2019: Easter Celebrations

Summer Term 2019 Classes

TERM DATES: Monday 29th April -Monday 29th July. There are no classes Monday 6th May, Monday 27th May, Wednesday 22nd May and Friday 24th May.

The term length is 12 weeks and fees are calculated at £6.50 per class for over 2s (on 1st May 2019), £6.00 for under 2s and £3.25 for siblings over 6 months.

Day Times Age Band Venue
Mon 09:30-10:15rising 3 - rising 5 Mrs Howard Hall
Mon 10:30-11:15rising 2 - rising 3 years Mrs Howard Hall
Mon 11:30-12:153 - 24 months Mrs Howard Hall
Wed 13:50-14:40 3-18 months Mrs Howard Hall
Fri 09:45-10:30 rising 3 - rising 5 Mrs Howard Hall
Fri 10:45-11:3018 - 30 months Mrs Howard Hall

Topics

Apr-May 2019: General Topic - Nursery Rhymes; Advanced Topic - Chime bars and notes

Jun-Jul 2019: General Topic - Teddy bears; Advanced Topic - Keyboards

Location

Mrs Howard Memorial Hall. Monday 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.

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.

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