Early Years Creative Arts Morning – 5 year olds and under
This is a 2 session morning – choose one or both. Each session £5 – both sessions £8. Sibling discounts.
10.00 – 10.45 Storytree Music – led by Rachel Miller. Songs, stories, puppetry and creative music making. A wonderful and imaginative introduction to music with lots of musical instruments, fun and creative play!
11 – 11.45 Dalcroze Movement and Music – led by Jacqueline Vann. Creative, joyful and playful movement and music activities, each week with a different theme and with lots of scarves, balls and hoops. A wonderful way to introduce children to the foundations of music and dance.
This combination of sessions offers a really wonderful and exciting foundation for young children.
Both tutors are very experienced practitioners. They bring to the sessions a depth of understanding of important foundation skills – not just for music and creative arts but physical and emotional skills that are the foundation of all our communication and social awareness.
“My child loves it!”’
“The structure of the classes really allows them to grow in confidence, to learn how to follow others but also express themselves individually”
Rachel Miller originally trained and worked as a music therapist for many years. She now works in education and brings to her work over 15 year’s experience as a professional storyteller and musician for Puppetcraft – one of UK’s leading puppet theatre companies. She teaches flute and piano runs courses in foundation music for children aged 2- 8 years at SaMM – the Saturay Morning Music School in Totnes. She is also a multi-instrumentalist and brings in lots of musical instruments to the sessions for children to play. She combines her early years work with puppetry and lots of interactive creative play.
Jacqueline Vann has spent the last 18 years as a specialist teacher in Dalcroze Eurhythmics – a multi-sensory, child-lead approach to music and movement education that’s great for children of all ages. She has worked with children with ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia and now runs Dalcroze classes for Early Years and families in Exeter (South West Strings Collective) and at the Pre-School in Widecombe. Classes include games and exercises in movement with scarves, balls and hoops which help develop a variety of skills such as good listening, coordination, cooperation and large and fine motor control.
To book a place please contact Rachel:
tel: 01364 652939