This fun and informative CPD session, run by Nicola Burke, will offer an introduction to early childhood music, exploring ways in which it complements and contributes to other areas of learning and development. The course will be accompanied by Musical Development Matters, free guidance written to complement EYFS Development Matters. The session will introduce participants to the guidance and demonstrate how easily creative music making can be incorporated into any early childhood setting without practitioners needing any previous musical knowledge
The session will explore:
- Children’s musical play; how to interact with and value children’s music making;
- Active listening games to share with children;
- How to create enabling musical environments to foster musical play and communication;
- Children’s musical development and the ‘Musical Development Matters’ guidance.
Nicola is an Associate of Early Education and works closely with MERYC, England (Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children). Nicola is currently leading Tri-Music Together and Sounds of Play, large workforce development projects taking place across West London and Birmingham involving a range of arts and music organisations and early years services. She created the awardwinning Tune into Listening free online resource and in 2018 wrote Musical Development Matters, a free downloadable resource. Nicola is a guest lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and has worked with a range of arts organisations including the Royal Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal College of Music. She is passionate about creating enabling, meaningful experiences for young children and believes that partnership work is a key aspect towards achieving this goal.