Eliza has specialisms in music with the 0-5s and in West African drum and dance. She currently runs groups for parents with new babies and for families with young children. These groups introduce parents to musical games and rhymes to help them communicate and develop healthy relationships with their children through shared music sessions. The sessions give them opportunities to meet and socialise with other families as well as give them ways to soothe and communicate with their children through songs and rhymes. We watch the babies emerge into their musical selves as they grow and become more able to move, sing and respond to the music. Please look at our gallery to see some of the pictures of our baby classes.
Amy is a director, producer, teacher and facilitator of the Performing Arts. She has a passion for arts in the community and early years musical creativity. She also co-directs the Bluebirds Musical Theatre company. Amy trained first with Timothy Penrose and Caroline Lenton-Ward in London before completing her degree and PGCE at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Amy taught Performing Arts at the SPACE for 9 years before diversifying into Early Years music, music for wellbeing and starting the CME (certificate for Music Educators) with Eliza.
Emma is a community choir director, singing leader and piano teacher. She is passionate about using music to engage and strengthen communities and to improve happiness, emotional health and well-being. In addition to running singing groups and choirs, Emma also delivers singing sessions at local retirement homes and care homes, with a particular focus on utilising the power of music to support dementia care. Emma trains under the direction of vocal tutor and performer Madeleine Bradbury-Rance, as well as with the Association of British Choral Directors.