Our specialist Early Years programme Mini Sparks, now in its fourth year, takes place in or near each of our three partner primary schools. Our aim is to ensure quality early music education is available to those who otherwise might not be able to afford it or where provision is lacking, right at the start of a family’s musical journey.
Led by Early Years Specialist Trish Power and Tuning Into Children Specialist Mayo Yoshida and supported by teams of RCM students, this programme take a child-centred approach, placing spontaneous, playful and creative music making at the heart of their musical learning. Key to the success of the scheme is encouraging communication through music.
Each week there are live musicians, instrument free-play, new and familiar songs, storytelling and lots of fun with puppets and props!
It is proven that children who engage in high-quality, regular musical learning from an early age gain musical, intellectual, emotional and social advantages. At Mini Sparks we want every child to be able to access great music so if you live locally to one of the following community centres please do get in touch to find out more.
Pimlico Children’s Library, Lupus Street, London SW1V 3EN
7 January – 18 February 2020
North Kensington Library, Ladbroke Grove W11 1PZ
15 January – 26 February 2020
Old Oak Children’s Centre, Braybrook Street, London W12 0AP
15 January – 12 February 2020 and 26 February – 26 March 2020
Old Oak Children’s Centre in Old Oak Housing Estate in East Acton
Led by Mayo Yoshida and supported by two Royal College of Music students, this programme takes a child-centred approach, placing spontaneous, playful and creative music making at the heart of their musical learning. Key to the success of the scheme is encouraging communication through music.
Old Oak Children's Centre website