The educational bit
You've come to the right place if you're looking for a friendly and relaxed music class that includes all the catchy songs children love alongside the traditional rhymes that we've all grown up with. The classes give you and your child the opportunity to discover songs and instruments and start making music together.
Our backing tracks and musical accompaniments are created especially for Pat-a-cake Music and cover a variety of musical styles .
Due to the pressures of juggling work and home life it’s important that the time spent together is positive and engaging for both parent and child. Classes are educational and social, with the aim that you'll get as much enjoyment out of your child's development as your child is getting out of creating music.
While your child has a snack - and the opportunity to connect with their future band mates - you can meet and chat with other parents over a coffee and a slice of cake. We'll follow the break with a 'bye-bye song' and the planning of next week's visit.
We'll advise how the songs and activities can be explored further at home, providing memorable moments to share with grandparents on FaceTime or with your partner who can't make it to a class.
Through attending a series of Pat-a-cake Music classes, your child will:
explore the elements of song, movement and rhythm and rhyme,
learn action and counting songs to develop numeracy skills
develop literacy, speech and language skills through the use of repetative rhyme and experience a wider range of vocabulary within the song lyrics
perform with musical shakers and percussion instruments which will develop gross motor skills.
experience sensory play and activites alongside our music and songs
develop positive relationships with other children through listening, sharing and communicating
I'm Hayley, a full-time mum to a 6 year old and 2yr old boys. I'm also a qualified music teacher with over eighteen years' experience teaching music to children and adults. I love music and truly believe that it can make a real difference to all our lives.
Setting up Pat-a-cake Music has allowed me to share everything I've learnt as a mum - alongside my previous experience of working in music education - to provide an environment where both you and your child feel comfortable to express yourself whatever your musical knowledge or ability.
It would be lovely to see you and your little one at my Pat-a-cake Music classes. Please give me a call to chat and find out more about what we offer.