“Music with Jackie” is an award winning Early Years Music Education class. Established in 2003, this unique programme has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of families throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.
It is guitar and song based with recorded music being kept to a minimum (some good quality Classical and Folk music). This makes for a very relaxed, non frenetic atmosphere where children are responsive to learning all the basic musical concepts in an unconscious, creative and fun way.
Join Jackie on a musical journey all the way from bonding with your baby with wiggles, tickles and bounces to hearing your older child singing solo with confidence and joy.
Classes strongly emphasize and facilitate parental involvement. You will be encouraged to interact as much as possible in the class and to take what you share with your child in the class into your family home and make music an integral part of your everyday lives.
Jackie has a huge repertoire of traditional and original songs, action songs, finger rhymes, musical games and stories using many soft toys and other props to illustrate and bring the songs to life for your child.
Classes take place at the “Pregnancy and Parents Centre, 188 Pleasance. The Pregnancy and Parents Centre is a friendly and welcoming not-for-profit organisation that works with parents-to-be and families in Edinburgh.
There is always a warm welcome for you and your child here. Classes are followed by free coffee/ tea and a biscuit which gives you a chance to meet with and socialise with other parents while your child plays with toys and the other children in a relaxed and happy environment. No need to rush out of the door either so you can feed, change nappies or simply chat as needed.
Classes are now also available in the East Lothian area. Currently classes run in Gullane and Musselburgh . Please see the East Lothian page.
If you are unable to attend any of these classes because of work commitments and your child is at Nursery I can offer free trial classes if you ask your Nursery to contact me.