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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 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 now works with the West-London based Tri-Music Together programme to co-host networking and training opportunities.

Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic all LEYMN networking events are continuing remotely using Zoom.

In 2020 we launched our sixth Sound Connections Early Years Apprentice Programme. Apprentices work with Sound Connections for 12 months and receive training, mentoring and job shadowing. Applications are now closed for the 2020/21 programme, but will re-open again in early 2021. Click here >  for more information about how to become a LEYMN Apprentice.

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