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Early years music practitioner Mayo Yoshida and a team of Royal College of Music students lead Mini Sparks in local community centres. The music sessions, which last for 45 minutes, are aimed at babies and toddlers age 0-3 and their parents/carers. 

Mini Sparks’ unique offer focuses on a combination of:

  • Live performance from inspiring young RCM musicians – making live music accessible in a familiar setting.
  • Adult-led circle-time activity - helping families build new musical ideas and songs into their daily lives.
  • Child-initiated/adult-responsive music-making - placing a child’s spontaneous, playful and creative music making at the heart of their musical learning, where communication is encouraged through music.
  • Interaction with specialist staff in structured social time with live music, allowing meaningful time for sharing, feedback and support for parents.

RCM Sparks is looking forward to piloting an additional Mini Sparks programme in Angel Nursery in Pimlico, starting in November 2017.

RCM Sparks is an active member of the Tri-borough Early Years Music Consortium.

Photography (c) Shelia Burnett

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