About Little Piccolos
What makes us different?
Each 30 minute class is full of:
An entirely acoustic and musician led class, we never use CD backing
Engaging original songs to learn and sing together
Movement to music
High quality instruments
Colourful props and a considered sensory experience
Exciting puppets - including Scales the Dragon!
Little Piccolos classes are energetic and vibrant musicianship classes for under 5's. The older classes learn about the elements of music and even how to read musical notation while the younger classes learn to feel the beat in the music and enjoy the bond of singing with their parent or carer. All of our classes are taught using Kodàly approach, you can read a bit more about this on the 'What is Kodàly?' page.
The classes are entirely acoustic and we teach high quality music with a friendly class atmosphere - no CD backing tracks or plastic toys!
There's so much research showing how music education is cross-curricular and you can't start too soon - or too late! Have a look at our News page for more details.
Meet the LittlePiccolos Teachers
Ella - Founder
Ella is a registered Music Therapist and a classically trained musician. She studied BA(Hons) Music at university, gaining a first class honours degree. Ella's passion for working musically with young children and children with Special Educational Needs led to the start of Little Piccolos in 2015.
Ella continues to plan and develop the Little Piccolos music classes while working in London as a Music Therapist.
Catherine - Bath
Catherine studied A Level Music at the Purcell School, London, and went on to complete a degree specialising in performance and composition at Bath Spa University. She is a singer songwriter and flautist with over 20 years of professional teaching and performance experience.
Catherine is a warm and nurturing teacher and inspires a love of music in her students. Mum of two boys and releasing an album keeps her on her toes!
Jen - Bradford-on-Avon
Jen is a Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist, children’s yoga teacher (at The Yoga Patch) and mum of two lively girls. Jen is a singer and is fantastic at engaging young children in song and movement.
She loves working with children, helping them to use their natural energy and enthusiasm to move, play and express themselves through music.
Alison - Bradford-on-Avon & Frome
Alison is a flute and recorder specialist from Freshford. Her passion for music has always flowed along side working as a Radiographer and being a mum of two young girls.
Alison loves working with young children and provides a supportive environment for her students to develop a love of music and singing from an early age.
Kim - Nurseries
Kim is a flautist who has taught and performed for over 20 years across the pond in the US and in England in recent years.
As an experienced musician and homeschooling mum of three (for 9 years!), she understands the importance of music and movement in children's learning and wellbeing.