Children's Music Classes in Barnes
Early Ears Training is a programme for 3 to 5 years old children, designed to teach them about music through movement and play.
Kids will learn about musical concepts such as piano and forte, through a series of engaging physical activities accompanied by a real keyboard instrument.
They will learn new songs and improve their rhythm and coordination by playing dozens of percussive instruments.
Our music classes in Barnes take place at:
St Michael & All Angels Church,
39 Elm Bank Gardens,
London SW13 0NX
Early Ears Training (EET) for 3-5 years old children
Thursday 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Autumn Term 2023
Autumn term 2023: 21 September - 14 December
Half-term (no session) 26 October
Drop In (single) session: £18
1. How old should my child be to attend your classes?
Our programme is designed for children aged 3 to 5 years old, but it often depends on individual development level. If a child is 3 to 3.5 years old, we advise to book a single, drop in session first to see if our activities are suitable for your child.
2. Can I observe the classes?
We do not encourage parents/guardians passively observing our classes.
In general, the classes are without adults present (parents/guardians should remain in the waiting area). From our experience, a presence of an adult often distracts the child and that, in turn, disrupts other children.
However, we know that some children are more shy than the others, and you also might want to make informed decision whether our programme is suitable for your child. If that is the case, we encourage a one-off active participation - that means you'd participate in all the activities alongside the children. Please note, our classes have a lot of physical exercises, so make sure you wear suitable clothes.
3. What should my child wear?
Our classes involve a lot of physical activities. Please make sure that the child wears indoor shoes and clothes that are safe and comfortable for running and jumping.
4. Do you offer refunds if my child cannot attend your classes anymore?
If you purchase a Term ticket, but your child has never been to any of our classes before, we will issue a refund after the first session attended if, for any reason you (or we) decide that our classes are not suitable for your child. In all other cases, the Term ticket is non-refundable.
5. Why would you advise your programme instead of my child simply learning to play an instrument?
We are a team of professionally trained music teachers with many years of tutoring experience. While some kids start learning to play an instrument when they're under 6 years old (and, obviously, there's no harm in it), from our experience, instrumental tuition for children aged 3 to 5 must be play-based, and group classes are much more fun for such little children. Additionally, we've noticed that children who followed pre-instrumental programmes such as ours learn to play instruments faster and have much better understanding of music.
That's why for children under 6 years old, we'd recommend a pre-instrumental programme instead (or at least alongside) traditional, 1:1 instrument lessons.