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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 2018 we launched our fifth Sound Connections Early Years Apprentice Programme, our biggest cohort yet! Apprentices work with Sound Connections for a year and receive training, mentoring and job shadowing. Applications are now closed for the 2018/19 programme, but will re-open again in early 2019. Click here >  for more information about how to become a LEYMN Apprentice.

Meet our previous Early Years Apprentices >

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