“Before I developed this course, there was nothing suitable or available for very young children after they had finished pre-school rhythm and play sessions and there was a real gap before they were old enough to take up an instrument proper. Mini~Maestros fills this gap and prepares children as young as 5 years old to graduate to the main Music School and take up the Keyboard.”
Kate Bailey, Principal.
Mini~Maestros is a unique course, ideal for children who are just starting day school, written by our Principal Teacher, Kate Bailey, especially for children aged 4-5 years. Each half hour class uses fun teaching aids and employs enjoyable educational activities, using a state~of~the~art interactive whiteboard.
Mini~Maestros have a designated studio (just for them) in the heart of Solihull Music School, stocked with an array of percussion instruments.
Maestro the big cat puppet attends every class !
By the end of the course, Mini~Maestros will have an excellent understanding of rhythm and pitch, and will be able to read basic notation. They will also have experienced an intro to keyboard, piano, guitar, drums and vocals.
Mini~Maestros’ Mums and Dads are able to stay in a comfortable waiting room, right next to the studios for the duration of the lesson. (On sunny days, we have a garden for them too). They are always able to park in our own large car park, right outside.
All Mini~Maestros’ teaching and ancillary staff have current Enhanced CRB/DBS Certificates, which are on display for your inspection.
After 12~18 months Mini~Maestros GRADUATE to the main Music School. The Mini~Maestros course is the very BEST INTRODUCTION for children who have never experienced the joy of making music. For those who have attended pre-school rhythm and play sessions, it is the most natural progression.
Mini~Maestros are enrolling NOW