Past & Present Kindermusik Pupil
Reminiscing about our Kindermusik days and how much we and our children enjoyed our time with you and the wonderful influence you had. You must have seen hundreds of children over the years! Hugo is 14 later this year and is very musical. He has a particular talent as a drummer, currently working on his Grade 7 and is totally focused on a pathway to go to BIMM post GCSE’s. He is already a member of their academy as well as part of a couple of bands and loves nothing more than playing live. He works very hard at it and has also been self teaching himself guitar over the last year. Anyway, I just thought you would like to hear about his passion and how important music is to him and for you to know without doubt how important those early experiences of music were!
MEET OUR NEWEST EDUCATOR – ROS CANNON!
I was very lucky to grow up in a musical household. We always had a piano in the house, which I started to learn when I was 6. Music was always being played, and my siblings and I used to make up dances and stories to go with it – I think this is a big part of why I think Kindermusik is so great. During the classes children are being exposed to a huge variety of music from all over the world and are being allowed to express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment. My two boys both love their Kindermusik classes, and I’ve noticed the way they both listen to, and appreciate, music has developed significantly.
Growing up I learnt the violin to Grade 7, and piano and singing to Grade 8. I took part in a large number of concerts, competitions and musicals, both in and out of school. I was even lucky enough to sing at the Theatre Royal in Brighton as part of a touring production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. I also joined the church choir when I was 10, which had a huge impact on my musical training. I went on to do a degree in Music Performance at Kingston University, followed by a Masters degree, also in music. Whilst at university I got my first piano pupil and it all snowballed from there. I was teaching piano and singing full-time before I knew it! I also got offered a job teaching music at a Montessori nursery, which I absolutely love, and I’ve been doing that now for about 10 years.
Shortly after I had my first son we moved back to Sussex, and I’ve been very busy since then being a mum to my two lovely boys. Now feels like the perfect time for me to join the Kindermusik team, and I’m very excited!
MEET OUR LATEST TEACHER – ANTONY WILKINS!
I have a BA (hons) degree in Drama and Music and a PGCE in Later Primary Years. I have taught full time at a Primary School in Lewes before embarking on my Theatre career. Between acting work I have taught for Stage Coach as well as numerous Summer Drama Camps for children of all ages.
I have been in many West End shows including, THE ENTERTAINER, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and JOLSON – THE MUSICAL), major UK and International tours (inc. MAMMA MIA!, MARY POPPINS, ANNIE, ANYTHING GOES and CRAZY FOR YOU), Royal Variety Shows and performing on cruise liners inc. the QEII.
I have a son, Louis (now 4 years old) who has regularly gone to Kindermusik classes for the last 2 years.
ANTONY WILL BE TEAHCINGING SOME OF OUR 2 – 3 YEAR OLD CLASSES AND OUR 3 – 4 YEAR OLD CLASS!
Coming to 2 Preschools in September 2018:
If you would be interested in Kindermusik coming to your Preschool or School – get in touch!
Goodbye to Ali for doing a fanstastic job teaching the Young Child programme for us and all the best from us and having her new baby! We hope to see you back teaching for us again one day! May 2018
*CONGRATULATIONS to Jan Holt and the team who for 17 years our programme has been in the top 5% of Kindermusik programmes world-wide has now reached the top 1% Kindermusik programmes world-wide in 2018!!!
Kindermusik by Jan is approaching it’s 20th year soon and we are so grateful to all of you for making it such a success and benefit to all the children and families.
So thank you all!
ONE OF OUR YOUNG CHILD GRADUATES DOING WELL
Amy completed the Young Child Programme with Scott in 2008. She has had an incredible musical journey She started learning the violin, successfully auditioned for the Royal College of Music age 9 and was the Leader of the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble at the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms last Saturday 10th September age 15. She continues her studies at the Royal College of Music and will do so until she is 18. If you want to see the clip of her at the Proms it is still on BBC Iplayer Last Night of the Proms Part 1 and they were on first at 7:15 premiering Tom Harrold’s Raze – as the leader you will see her shaking the conductor’s hand twice!