Handbook 2. The Music Box – Early Years Programme

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2. The Music Box – Early Years Programme


The Music Box family learning programme for under 4’s and their parents offers them the opportunity to explore the foundations of music in a fun and interactive way. Participants work with a variety of music from many different cultural traditions and an impressive team of professional artists, allowing young children to explore basic rhythms and melodies, and helping adults to gain the confidence necessary to experiment in music making with their children. The Music Box prepares students for entry into the Fledglings Foundation Course from which they will embark upon their further learning at the Saturday Programme.


Sessions introduce families to a variety of different songs, from nursery rhymes to musicals, including some from HMDT Music’s own songbooks.


Dance and songs with actions play an important role, from learning simple dance steps in different rhythmic styles to animal role play.


Skills Children are introduced to musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm and tempo. Work with percussion instruments focuses on developing listening skills and learning to focus in a group environment.

Guest Artists

Instrumental artists illustrate an eclectic range of musical styles and genres as well as introducing a wealth of sounds and visual spectacle.

Early Years Development

Sessions also prepare children for nursery and school by introducing team work and instilling structured discipline whilst still having fun, as well as focusing on developing speech, vocabulary and simple numeracy and listening skills.

  •  Sessions last for 45 minutes


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