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What We Do

Fun & Informative Workshops with Live Music: Delivered by Highly Skilled Professional Musicians & Educators.

Symphonic Tots Classes

Symphonic Tots aims to provide on-going support and information for parents and carers to continue musical activities at home and to provide encouragement and advice. Each course is divided in to sessions consisting of half term blocks of 4 to 6 weeks designed for a variety of ages including classes for mixed age groups and discounts for siblings. The curriculum covers all areas of the early years foundation , Kodaly method, live musical performances including cello with Marianne and a variety of instruments with other visiting professional musicians as well as movement and story time sessions. A wide variety of quality age specific percussion and small sized musical instruments are central to the classes which help towards the children’s brain development , coordination and communication skills, but above all are great fun for all! Marianne her team are all professional musicians and experts in the field of music education following Zoltan Kodaly’s philosophy that every child deserves the best quality of music education at whatever stage!

Groups are flexible and designed to enable parents to bring siblings along so please feel free to contact us to discuss the options that will suit your requirements. We offer One off/individual and 5 week courses to enable parents to keep the classes both flexible and  affordable, live instruments are played in every class with a guest musician performing in each course. So far we have had visiting musicians performing violin,cello,trumpet, french horn, harp,classical guitar, flute and piano ! In addition to our classes Read our News Page to find out  about our Holiday Workshops, Symphonic Tots Cello Club Concert Club and more.

This new academic year 2016/17 we are busy developing our current and future community outreach projects following a very successful project for women and children living in Women’s refuges and we were supported by The Arts Council throughout 2014-15. This project was developed in collaboration with Arts Depot Theatre , Finchley and involved the residents refuges in Enfield, Barnet Haringey and Islington.We are committed to develop our work as community musicians alongside our private classes.

How Our Classes Can Help Your Child
EYFS  Government Guidelines for Pre-School Practitioners.

The 3 Prime Areas Of Learning & Development: Symphonic Tot’s Classes

  1. Communication and Language Development: Singing, improvisation, musical vocabulary, Solfege system/Do Re Mi,  musical alphabet, learning to listen to music/be an audience, use of musical instruments/puppets and props,new sounds,counting.

  2. Physical Development: Movement and games to music, dancing, playing instruments/percussion and others, coordination skills, choice of instruments to play.

  3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development: Sharing circle, sitting with new friends, working in a group, good social outlet for children and parents/carers, different styles of music.

Please contact us for Our full list of classes and courses cater for the following age groups…
Puccini Pups: 0 to 5 years
Debussy Ducklings: 0 to 18 months
Kodaly Kittens: 1 to 3.5 years
Elgar Elephants: 3 to 5 years
Cello Club/Individual cello and piano lessons: 3.5 upwards
The whole family are welcome for all children’s concerts/holiday workshops

Symphonic Kids Classes  

Courses and classes designed for  Nursery and Primary School aged children. Details available upon request. Available exclusively to organisations, schools and  community groups. We also welcome enquiries regarding future  partnerships and shared projects.

Symphonic Kids Charity/Symphonic Kids Musical Journey Projects

We are currently in the process of starting our own charity to enable us to bring our projects independently  to organisations working with vulnerable families and children. Please contact us if you are an organisation and would like to know more ….

Our Key Aims: To enable vulnerable disadvantaged families and children; and the  organisations and groups supporting them ,as well as the wider community where appropriate ; to access music workshops, performances and events facilitated by Symphonic Kids Musical Journey Projects.

Kodaly Method and Mozart Effect
Mozart has been studied at length and due to the patterns and structures used by the composer is ideal for playing to preschool children for a number of reasons. This highly complex yet blissfully simple and beautiful music has been proven to help brain development especially in young children and is a great way to centre your child after a difficult episode and to encourage calmness.The term Mozart Effect is widely used when discussing music and preschool education .The composer Zoltan Kodaly developed his music teaching system through the 19th century and the music of Mozart is frequently used alongside Kodaly’s own play songs as we also do in the Symphonic Tots classes; where we use established tried and tested internationally recognised methods of preschool music teaching such as the Kodaly Method.

‘In an instant, music can uplift our soul. It awakens within us the spirit of prayer, compassion, and love. It clears our minds and has been known to make us smarter.’

The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit by Don Campbell

Kodály Method
Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967)

“Let Us Take Our Children Seriously! Everything Else Follows From This…”

The composer, educator and philosopher Zoltán Kodály was born in Hungary at a time dominated by German and Austrian culture. He was passionate about the music education of the people of Hungary whilst embracing Hungarian culture and believed that every child had a right to a good quality of music education. Through developing his teaching methods he revolutionised music education in his own country and continues to be an inspiration world wide.Symphonic Tots is proud to embrace The Kodaly Method which is central to each class.




Rhythmic games with participation/percussion
Singing games with participation percussion and pitched percussion
Story time with fun visual aids
Music and movement
Music listening
Live performance
Instrument demonstration
Opportunity to experience a musical instrument either playing or touching/strumming
Teaching of the Kodaly method and notation
Information for parents/carers
Weekly live cello performances


Symphonic Tots

Interactive music for baby toddler child and carer- Supporting the life long musical journey of you and your little ones. Please contact us to find out more and to reserve your first class. Symphonic Tots welcomes disabled children. Generous discounts available for siblings.

Partnership with

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Supported by:
Arts Council

Member of:
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