FAQ

1. Can I leave my child to enjoy the class on their own?

2. I have a very energetic and physical child, will he/she enjoy the class?

3. My child is very shy and quiet and does not like loud noises, will they enjoy the class?

4. What if my child/ren are hungry / thirsty?

5. Can I bring a friend along?

6. My child has special needs can he/she join the class?

7. I have a toddler and a new born, do I have to pay for both?

8. I am tone deaf and/or very self-conscious about singing in public, do I as a parent/carer have to join in?




1. Can I leave my child to enjoy the class on their own?

No, this group only works on the premise that the Parent/Carer fully interacts with the child/ren and must be present at all times. You are responsible for the safety of your child and must ensure your child/ren respect the safety of others in the group.

2. I have a very energetic and physical child, will he/she enjoy the class?

I believe so.  I have taught a number of children like this, including one of my own sons, and although they may take a few sessions getting used to the group they mostly settle into it nicely. In my experience the children will continue to listen throughout the sessions even if it appears they are not.

3. My child is very shy and quiet and does not like loud noises, will they enjoy the class?

Yes, I think so. Depending on the dynamic of the class I tailor the activities as sensitively as I can to suit the current moods and temperaments of the children so everyone can enjoy themselves. There is no obligation towards the child to participate. Many children just like to sit and watch and take it all in. They will join in when they are ready but often they will later recall activities and start singing or acting out when they are feeling more confident.

4. What if my child/ren are hungry / thirsty?

I prefer no food or drink to be consumed during the 45 minute session as it can be very distracting. However I am a realistic parent and appreciate that this isn't always possible. Please be discreet and keep consuming snacks and drinks to a minimum. No hot drinks are allowed for safety reasons.

5. Can I bring a friend along?

I'm very happy if you want to bring a friend to the class.  This helps with your own comfort and adds to the diversity in the class. Everyone is welcome.

6. My child has special needs can he/she join the class?

Absolutely. Music is one of the oldest forms of therapy with very positive results. Bring your child along and closely observe them during the activities to assess whether you think the group is right for them or not. This may possibly take a few sessions but in these circumstances you will only pay for the sessions you attend.

7. I have a toddler and a new born, do I have to pay for both?

No. Babies are free of charge until they can sit independantly, hold the instruments and join in. Generally this is from about 6 months but as this varies, I am flexible.

8. I am tone deaf and/or very self-conscious about singing in public, do I as a parent/carer have to join in?

If there's anything I've learned during my career as a musician it's that you need to enjoy music first and foremost. My class is all about enjoyment and appreciation. You do not need to be a virtuoso. If you can't or don't want to sing that's fine, though I would encourage you to follow any actions and should emphasise that the group is also about respecting the way individuals express themselves.