Our baby music classes follow a similar format to the antenatal course classes, although you need not have attended the antenatal course to be able to enjoy the baby classes.
We listen to the same Mozart music as heard in the antenatal classes, but they will become much more enjoyable now that you have your baby to interact with face to face! If you attended the antenatal classes and frequently played the selected music to your baby, chances are that your baby will recognise them and enjoy them immensely.
We listen to stimulating Mozart music, perfect for tapping, beating, moving, clapping, playing and dancing along to! Mums (or Dads of course!) enthuse babies further by accompanying some of the tracks with a range of percussion instruments such as triangles, claves, bells and even some bird whistles – that will really grab their attention! At the end of each class, we sing a lullaby and then listen and relax to some of Mozart’s more peaceful/slow music.
Your baby will already know and love your voice – it is the most important sound they hear and they will find it the most reassuring and calming sound he/she hears too.
Singing to them – no matter how good or bad you think your singing voice is – will be extremely enjoyable for them, especially if you sang to them while you were pregnant with him/her. They will enjoy the rhythm of your singing as well as the differences in pitch – things that they will remember and recognise from when they were in the womb.
Therefore singing to them is one of the most important things you can do. In the baby classes, we sing a wide range of nursery rhymes as well as lullabies. They are accompanied by a very simple piano accompaniment – it is more important that their young ears are able to hear and tune-in to your singing voice, rather than have it over-powered by a fancy, jazzy backing track.
The words and rhythms used in traditional nursery rhymes, songs and lullabies provide your child with all they will need to help them learn, and Western classical music, along with chants, nursery rhymes and songs of early childhood, contain all the essential rhythms and patterns of language – thus teaching your baby to appreciate music helps prepare his brain for mastering languages complex structure.
In each class you will be provided with a play-list card which contains all the lyrics to the nursery rhymes, songs and lullabies we sing that week. It also lists the classical music tracks used throughout that class so that if you particularly enjoyed one of the pieces you’ve clapped, danced, played or relaxed to, you can download it for your own use at home.
There will also be the opportunity to buy a CD of the songs that we sang in the class, for a cost of only £1.00.
At the end of each class, you will be offered a cup of tea, coffee or a cold drink and some time to chat with other mums/dads in the class whose babies will be a similar age to your own.
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