Fun, exciting, interactive music classes where babies and toddlers are immersed in Tin Pan Annie’s land, all run by Tin Pan Annie herself who is an experienced music teacher and therapist and has developed her program over 24 years of hopping up and down, singing amazing songs, entertaining children and playing guitar all at the same time.
Tin Pan Annie was featured with one of the very special patients at KCH in the national press last week. Read the article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5706551/Meet-unsung-army-selfless-volunteers-NHS-depends.html
Her classes are jam-packed with action songs and rhymes, both well-known and my own Tin Pan Annie originals, composed to introduce children to the shape, timbre, dynamics and rhythm of music, so important in the development of language and speech. Each week she introduces a different theme, made more exciting and absorbing by giant colourful posters, props, puppets and stories that emerge from Tin Pan Annie’s special box as the centrepiece of each class. The children love playing along with my huge array of percussion instruments in Tin Pan Annie’s band until Tin Pan Annie waves goodbye in a cloud of bubbles.
Even the tiniest of babies are transfixed by all the musical and visual stimulation and, as they become toddlers, language and speech develops as do valuable social skills such as joining in, listening and sharing and confidence grows and grows.
Absolutely the highlight of your child’s week…..and usually the grown ups too!