The Music Box

The Music Box

The Music Box family learning programme for under 4’s 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 parents  to gain the confidence necessary to experiment in music making with their children. Each session features live musicians each week.

Students get a chance to explore a vast range of musical instruments including Conga, African Drums, Accordian, Trombone, Double Bass, Harp and Marimba.

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’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.

Music 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.


Eligibility, Fees and the Application Process

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 Photos: Ben Johnson