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Using musical instruments

Using and working with musical instruments in early years classes and settings

Thursday 9 January 2020


Copenhagen Primary School - N1 0WF

Linda Bance

Cost of session: £25.

In this evening session we will share experiences of using musical instruments both untuned and tuned with babies and children in their early years. We will ask ourselves why we are using them, what are the favourites amongst our tiny musicians and discuss theories behind practice. We will also discuss the challenges we face? This approach will aim to inspire each of us to broaden and enhance our own music provision using our own style. Come and join us to share your views on managing, improvisation, exploring sounds, small formal group work and more. Please bring your favourite musical instrument to this session.

Who is the session for?

Early years practitioners (teachers, nursery staff, children centre staff) who want to gather material and ideas for music activities, and musicians and early years music practitioners who want to expand and develop their own resources.

Tea and coffee will be provided.


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Linda Bance

Linda Bance is a music educator in the United Kingdom specialising in music making with children in their early childhood. She is renowned nationally and internationally for her work and publications.

Her career path has allowed her to lead projects within Children Centres, music services and   professional orchestras and currently her work includes consulting for the BBC, and mentoring  aiming to help musicians and  early years practitioners  recognise their strengths in the arts and develop these as part of their career path. Currently Linda is working on building up her mentoring work alongside being a Trustee for MERYC the Music Education Researchers of Young Children and running her own music business.

She can be contacted on   07753636443

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