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

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The London Early Years Music Network (LEYMN) aims to:

  • Encourage sharing of best practice, resources and information within the sector
  • Be a place to debate key issues (e.g. decolonising early years music, 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 in 2010 with a group of around 15 experts to offer debate and shape activity. We now continue 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. Sound Connections works with the West-London based Tri-Music Together programme to co-host networking and training opportunities.


Vanessa Stansall is our guest curator for the 2021-2022 LEYMN programme. Details of networking events are available here>


Early Years Music Training Programme

Sound Connections runs a flagship specialist programme for practitioners consisting of training sessions, mentoring, observation and reflection to develop the practice of those working musically with young children. Details on how to apply are available here [LINK TO]


Decolonising Music in the Early Years: Critical Thinking Group

Following on from the Decolonising Music in the Early Years sessions in 2020-2021 with Nate Holder, Sound Connections and Tri-Music Together are welcoming those working musically with children in their early years to join and engage in further dialogic sessions. A small group of practitioners will be led by Liz Pemberton and Nate Holder in a series of critical thinking sessions. Learnings from this process will be shared with the wider network. For more information contact

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