AGE & ABILITY GUIDE
It is never too young to start bringing your baby to Tin Pan Annie Music classes. Your baby’s hearing has developed in the womb and the benefits of quality live music are immense. Just ask Annie and she will rattle on for hours!! Most babies in these classes are 6 months up to walking but we do have several who are much younger and are super-absorbed by all the stimulation our classes offer. Because Annie passionately believes it is never too young to start we have the incredible offer of 3 free trials for your baby up to 6 months old, in the hope that will see how beneficial the classes are for your baby. Please pre-book with the office via the free trial form on our Free Trial page.
14 MONTHS UP TO 2 YEARS( approx) AND WALKING
These classes are super active and ideal for confident walkers. We encourage lots of dancing and jumping. Please don’t book this class if your baby is over 14 months old and still cruising as you think this may encourage them to walk. They just get trampled on, impede the dancing and jumping of the other children and cannot focus on what the teacher is doing. You are most welcome to start in the baby class and swap to this ability class when they are ready.
2-4 YEARS ( and older) plus their baby siblings
Great to promote more concentration, independence, manual and physical dexterity and speech development as we encourage lots of independent chat and singing with the teacher, joining in with each other in circle songs and dancing, more advanced finger play and action songs. Many of these children will also be at part-time nursery school.
This class is ideal for sets of siblings where one is over 2 years old and the other is a baby. Babies attending with their older sibling are free of charge until they are 6 months old , thereafter we charge £3.50 per class extra. As they are younger siblings they are used to older children and gain enormously from the classes as they have the older children and the teacher to learn from.
Annie has bags of experience teaching children of all physical and mental abilities and welcomes them all within her classes. For many years she has enjoyed bringing live music to children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, with Wandsworth Hearing Impairment Services, at various special schools and on a one-to one basis when children are especially poorly. She currently is the visiting children’s music therapist at Kings College Hospital in London.Please do not hesitate to call if you would like to know more.