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Marianne Tyler Brown
Director and Teacher (ProfCertHonsRAM LRAM PGDipRNCM MACity PGCHE MSET) 

Marianne - CelloSymphonic Tots was created by professional musician and teacher Marianne Tyler Brown. After the birth of her daughter in 2010 Marianne started attending a variety of the many baby music classes on offer in and around London.Marianne’s background as a Professional Cellist, Cello & Piano Teacher and University Music Lecturer combined with her love of sharing her musical knowledge with young people and her experiences of her own mother’s dedicated work as music therapist inspired her to create Symphonic Tots. The classes are not only great fun but use many elements of the Kodaly Method (see Kodaly Method Page) and inform parents/carers about teaching methods to use at home with their little ones and beyond.

Marianne studied the cello (and second study piano) at The Royal Academy of Music (Prof CertHons, LRAM), Royal Northern College of Music (PGDip) and Liszt Academy in Budapest , Hungary and was awarded a Masters in Cultural Management at City University and PGCHE from Middlesex University. Having performed with many leading orchestras and ensembles including The Halle, Welsh National Opera and Bratislava Chamber orchestra her work has also led to recordings for BBC Radio, Television and ITV. Solo and chamber performances include venues throughout the UK and Europe including St James Piccadilly, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Burgh House, Lauderdale House, Stanjel, Castle Slovenia and Palace of The Arts in Budapest.Marianne has a full CRB certificate, public liability insurance and is a member of The Pre-School Learning Alliance. Marianne combines her work with Symphonic Tots alongside cello performance, music specialist  class teaching, cello and piano teaching and music lectures. Marianne teaches at both state and private schools in North London.

www.mariannetylerbrown.com   Sound Clip Marianne’s Cello:  https://soundcloud.com/symphonic-tots

Anna Mardapittas
Early Years Advisor
Other roles include Network Childminder & Assessor Facilitator for CYP Diploma (Children & Young Peoples Workforce/previously NVQ)


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Visiting Musicians

Our team of visiting professional musicians who contribute to our weekly classes and holiday workshops include talented and experienced players and teachers (all are CRB checked) from leading conservatoires and orchestras. including  Flute,French Horn, Harp, Piano, Trumpet,Cello,Violin,Classical Guitar, Percussion and more…

Melissa – Harp

Melissa completed her final  of the Masters of Music in Performance programme at the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Professor Daphne Boden. Prior to this, she read Music at King’s College London, where she graduated with Honours, and received the LRAM teaching diploma with Distinction. She has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned harpists such as Marisa Robles, Isabelle Perrin, Karen Vaughan, Imogen Barford, Thelma Owen, and Eleanor Turner. At the International Harp Summer School (Benslow Music), she won the John Sebastian Morley Prize and was awarded a Distinction in the Premier Challenge Cup for Strings in the North London Music Festival 2012.Melissa has performed with numerous orchestras, including the RCM Symphony Orchestra, RCM Philharmonic, King’s College London Symphony Orchestra, Havant Symphony Orchestra and the Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra, in prestigious venues such as the Duke’s Hall, RAM, and St. John’s Smith Square. She has provided harp demonstration workshops at various venues including The V&A Museum, Salvi Harps Showroom, London and  St. Peter’s Church, Kensington,

 John – French Horn and Trumpet


John  studied the French Horn at The Royal Academy of Music and went on to have a successful orchestral career as principal horn of The BBC Concert Orchestra followed by principal horn of The English National Opera as well as many external engagements with BBC Orchestras LSO and for a wide range of session recordings for television and radio from the Wombles to Star Wars!As an experienced performer and teacher John now works as a freelance performer, and leads workshops and children’s concerts with Symphonic Tots.

Warren  – Classical Guitar


Warren studied guitar with Peter Howe and then with Gilbert Biberian at Trinity College of Music London, graduating on the prestigious Performer’s Course in 1996. He has since built a busy freelance career combining playing with teaching all ages privately and in schools and has performed with many leading ensembles including  Members of The Malaysian Philharmonic in tours of Malaysia and Japan, The Belmont Ensemble of London in Saint Martin’s in The Fields  and broadcasts for Choice FM radio.

Alicia- Flute

Alicia is a singer/songwriter and flautist based in Hertfordshire, England. Since graduating with a Bmus (Hons) degree at the Trinity College of music in 2005, Alicia has been busy performing in and around London with bands that include ‘The Jeffery Wilson Band’, ‘the Corcovado Project’ and the ‘Wayne Martin Band’ to name a few. She has also been working as a session musician on various projects (most recently with Shaun Escoffery) and focusing on her passion of composing/arranging. She is currently working on her debut album and has been performing original material with her own band at venues such as the ‘Cramphorn Theatre’, the ‘Spice of Life’ and most recently at the London Jazz festival.

Megan  – Violin 

Megan studied at Trinity College of Music London.  She is leader of the Sterling Quartet. Her Orchestral work includes leader for many leading ensembles/orchestras  and has worked with  London City Ballet, Goldberg Ensemble, Pimlico Opera, English Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Grange Park Opera and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few. She has a thriving violin teaching practice in North London and Hampshire and has released a CD  of all four String Quartets by Rubbra with The Sterling String Quartet/Conifer Classics Label.

Please contact us if you are a professionally qualified musician/instrumentalist (preferably conservatoire trained) and would like to know more about working with us.

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To find out further information about working with Symphonic Tots please contact us:
Email: symphonictots@gmail.com 




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.

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