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Early years music making is a key strand of Sound Connections work

In 2010 we launched the London Early Years Music Network (LEYMN) for experienced music leaders working with very young children which aims to:

  • encourage sharing of best practice, resources and information within the sector
  • be a safe place to debate key issues referred from Network members and Sound Connections staff (e.g. pedagogic approach, quality of music, role of franchises, children’s musical development etc)
  • be the first port of call for anyone looking for information on Early Years Music Making in London
  • keep abreast of other Early Years music networks’ activities regionally and nationally
  • advise and be a critical friend to Sound Connections on its Early Years Music strategy (training, tenders and project delivery)
  • offer CPD opportunities to experienced music leaders

LEYMN was started with a group of around fifteen experts meeting every term to offer debate and shape activity. We are now seeking to develop a wider associated membership of musicians, early years practitioners, music organisations, families and indeed anyone with an interest in making music with the under-5s in London.

In 2015 we launched our second LEYMN Apprentice Programme, following the success of the first Apprentices in 2014 who undertook a year of training, mentoring and job shadowing. Click on the link below to meet our 10 Apprentices.

To become a LEYMN member, please sign up to our free e-newsletter highlighting current sector news, national and regional issues affecting early years music, resources and topical debate. You will also have access to training opportunities, seminars, conferences and networking events – all with an early years music focus. Click here to sign up >

Meet the core LEYMN members >

Meet our LEYMN Apprentices >

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