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Mini music- fab music classes for babies and toddlers!

Music is such a great way to encourage children to learn and develop- there are a broad range of music classes available to North London Mums- here is our pick of the best... 

All Week

Lydia's Baby Music Classes take place daily in West Hampstead at Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, at the following times: Mondays 3.30-4.30, Tuesdays 10.30-11.30, Wednesdays 3.30-4.30, Thursdays 3.30 -4.30 and Fridays 9.30-10.30. Classes are drop in and cost £5. 

Mini Mozart is an unusual and engaging music class where the idea is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Each class is a mini musical featuring a piano accompanist, violin, clarinet, percussion, bubbles, a parachute and is based around a different fairy tale. Classes are organised into Babies, Toddlers, Siblings and Pre-school (a drop-in class). There are daily classes in different venues in North London (including a new Wednesday class at the Arts Depot in Finchley) and we recommend checking the site for the class nearest you!

Hartbeeps offers unique baby and toddler class, offering a multi-sensory musical experience for children. Using clever music production, original music composition, sound effects, songs and sound plays, lighting effects, innovative props and puppetry together with a vast array of multi-sensory techniques, Hartbeeps creates original and highly specialised mini productions for young children. The classes are organised into age groups from Baby Bells (babies) to Baby Beeps- 6 months to walking- to Happy House- toddlers.  There are classes in Finchley and North Finchley, Barnet  and also Crouch End and Muswell Hill. Check the website for details and times.



School of Rock-a-bye Babies is a unique baby and toddler music 'school', serving North and West London and running music classes for 0-4s.They have excellent live music, musical experimentation, singing and dancing. Classes are currently running in Maida Vale, St. John's Wood, Queen's Park, and Kensal Rise. Full timetable here.

Monday 

Al's Little Singers a new and lovely music group for little ones is meeting at the Clissold Arms on Fortis Green (105 Fortis Green, London N2 9HR). Start time is 10.45am for 11am. .



The fantastic Eddy is playing his eeny meeny music at 9.15, 10.15 and 11.15 in Muswell Hill. Full details here.

Songsters with Neal at Huggle, Swiss Cottage takes place 9.15, 10. 30 and 11.30, costing £6 per session.

Songs in a Circle take place at Kilburn Library from 2 to 2.30 for babies 0-12 months. Free.

The Baa Baa Club, Church Hall, Kentish Town is a friendly fun music group for babies and toddlers which takes place 10- 11 every Monday and Friday. The class is drop-in and costs £4 per session.  Older siblings who enjoy music like to come at half terms!



The DaCapo Music Foundation has opened a new center in Barnet and is hosting its first classes on Monday 19 September toddlers 10-10.30 and Early years 11-11.45. The classes take place at St Stephen's Church Hall, Spring Close, Bells Hill, EN5 2UR. The classes are based on the unique DaCapo approach to teaching children music. 

Mini Music takes place every Monday at Finchley Methodist Church, Ballards Lane, Finchley, London, N3 1NB.  The classes are carefully tailored to the development of children from 1 to 5 years and include singing to a guitar and percussion instruments.  As children progress through the groups, they grow in confidence, learning a wide variety of songs and rhymes which they will enjoy repeating at home.There are 3 sessions: 9.45-10.30 for babies to 3 year olds, 10.30 - 11.15 for 2.5 to 4 year olds, and 2 - 2.45pm for 3 to 4 year olds. £4.50 per session in the morning and £5 per session for the afternoon group, payable termly.

Jabberjacks runs a class every Monday morning 10am at Muswell Hill Methodist Church. 

Rucksack Music runs at That Place on The Corner in Newington Green at 2pm. Drop in. £4.50 from 6 months.

Tuesday 

Bouncing Beans, a fun music class aimed at toddlers, takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am at St John's Hall, Friern Barnet Lane at 10am. The classes cost £5 and last 45 minutes. A really relaxed and enjoyable class with a lovely teacher!

Culture Kids run music classes in Hampstead at Pizza Express on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A maximum of twelve children per class ensures the classes stay small and friendly. There is a different theme every week and lovely toys and props. You can join any week but must sign up for the rest of the term. 

Wednesday
Children's Music Box classes take place at the Finchley Methodist Church, Ballards Lane, N3 on Wednesday ( 9.45am-10.30am,10.30-11.15am) and Thursday (9.45am-10.30am,10.30-11.15am). The classes are £5 per session, payable half-termly in advance. The classes are for children 3 months to 3 years and promise stimulating and creative music sessions. 


Little Lions is a music and movement class. The classes focus on promoting a child's development through music and movement. "Bang along Baby" for children 3 months to walking introduces children to music, rhythm and movement."Boogie Baby" for toddlers to 4 years encourages children to sing and dance to new and well known tunes.
Classes are held at the following locations:
Wednesday: Christ Church at Whetstone, N20 9AR: 9.45am (babies); 10.45am (toddlers)

Culture Kids run music classes in Hampstead at Pizza Express on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A maximum of twelve children per class ensures the classes stay small and friendly. There is a different theme every week and lovely toys and props. You can join any week but must sign up for the rest of the term. 

Thursday

Rhythm and Rhymes is a weekly music group for mums and babies (0-18 months) (dads and carers also welcome) run by the music therapy experts at Nordoff Robbins. This is a music charity whose aim is to transform the lives of the young and vulnerable.  The sessions are held at the Nordoff Robbins Centre NW5 and are an opportunity  to join in with familiar nursery rhymes, using musical toys,  in a relaxed and supportive environment. The session starts at 9.30 am and costs £3.

Children's Music Box classes take place at the Finchley Methodist Church, Ballards Lane, N3 on Wednesday ( 9.45am-10.30am,10.30-11.15am) and Thursday (9.45am-10.30am,10.30-11.15am). The classes are £5 per session, payable half-termly in advance. The classes are for children 3 months to 3 years and promise stimulating and creative music sessions.

Bouncing Beans, a fun music class aimed at toddlers, takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am at St John's Hall, Friern Barnet Lane at 10am. The classes cost £5 and last 45 minutes.

Little Lions is a music and movement class. The classes focus on promoting a child's development through music and movement. "Bang along Baby" for children 3 months to walking introduces children to music, rhythm and movement."Boogie Baby" for toddlers to 4 years encourages children to sing and dance to new and well known tunes.
Classes are held at the following locations:
Thursday: Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley N12 0GA 10 am (babies), 11am (toddlers); and at Freston Hall,Trinity Welsh Chapel, Freston Gardens, Cockfosters, EN4 9XL 9.45am (babies); 10.45am (toddlers). Drop in £7.75 per session or £80.60 per term.

Rucksack Music runs at That Place on The Corner in Newington Green at 2pm. Drop in. £4.50 from 6 months.

Do Re Mi Fa Cha Cha Cha is a unique musical experience in Stoke Newington that draws on the most effective aspects of the Western European Classical music traditions in combination with these other aural/ oral based world traditions of teaching and music making.Sessions are at St Marys Community Centre at 1.30pm from 3 months. The first session is free if you sign up for the term.

Friday 



The fantastic Eddy is playing his eeny meeny music at 9.15, 10.15 and 11.15 in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Full details here.

Little Wonders Music Group in Whetstone is a warm and caring music group for toddlers. The classes  start and end with the same songs to give the children a feeling of security, stablility and confidence. The songs are a mixture of well known nursery rhymes and a few new songs with lots of action songs and songs with props. The class is at St Johns Hall, Friern Barnet Lane , Whetstone at 10 am. £3.50 per session.

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