Welwyn Garden City Music Classes

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Louise Ray

01438 820981

email: louise.ray@musictrain.co.uk

Louise has been teaching pre-school music with the Music Train since 1999. She trained and worked initially as an actress, during which time she gained a London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Teaching Diploma. Subsequently she produced radio and television commercials for a London Advertising Agency before taking a break to bring up her two children. Louise has taught Music Train classes for the past 16 years and has also obtained a Montessori Teaching Diploma. She also sings with The Codicote Community Choir.

Her 18 year old daughter was a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral and passed her grade 8 violin and singing exams with merit and distinction respectively. Her 23 year old son was a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, and then a music scholar at Stowe School, where he passed his grade 8 examinations in singing, French horn and piano, and grade 6 in organ, all with distinction. He later won a place to study at St John's College Cambridge where he was a choral scholar.

Clients have described how Louise "always makes us feel welcome. She has fantastic interaction skills." "I've been to Music Train with each of my children .... They love it. And though my two eldest are at school they still love the odd day that they have to tag along with their little sister."

Autumn Term 2020 - face to face

TERM DATES: Monday 14th September - Friday 11th December. One week break for half term w/c 24th October (12 weeks of classes).

To protect us all we are putting in place some new safety measures for face to face classes which will be reviewed nearer the start of term to take account of the current situation and guidance. If at any point it becomes unsafe to run the classes face to face we will revert to online.

Cost: £6.50 x 12 weeks + Christmas gift Supplement (£85 for the whole term)

Day Age Band Times
Mon 12-24 months 09:45
Mon 2 years - rising 5 10:45
Thur 2-3 years 9:30
Thu 0-24 months 10:30
Thur 3 years - rising 5 1:30
Fri 0-24 months 9:45
Fri 2-3 years 10:45
Contact Us/Book a Class  


Sep-Oct 2020: General Topic - Transport; Advanced Topic - Tempo

Nov-Dec 2020: General Topic - Food; Advanced Topic - Large Percussion Instruments


Baby, toddler and pre-school music classes take place for 0-5s at The Backhouse Rooms, Handside Lane, AL8 6SZ. You will need to look for an old timber building (approximately 300 years old) with a car park enclosed by a flint wall. It is on the same side of Handside Lane as the turning for Applecroft Road. (The opposite side to The Barn Theatre and just slightly further South). There is a designated car park and free road side parking.

Click here for a map

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, they cannot be refunded.

WGC, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire Early Years Music Classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers 0-5