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Early Years

03 Dec 2018


Reflections on MERYC-England’s ‘Music in Early Childhood’ Conference

Sally-Anne Brown is an early years specialist working in North Yorkshire and Lancashire, and a member of the NYMAZ Early Years Music Network. She has completed the MA in Early Years Music Education at CREC (Centre for Research in Early Childhood), and has many years’ experience as an instrumental teacher... more...

28 Aug 2018


Musical Mums in the Spotlight!

For those of you who haven’t heard of Musical Mums, it is one of NYMAZ’s longest standing projects in partnership with Harrogate International Festivals (HIF). Now in its 11th year, Musical Mums is a highly successful initiative working with young mothers under 25 and their children in Harrogate. Musical... more...

13 Jun 2018


Celebrating the Early Years at our brilliant Conference!

On Tuesday 1 May, NYMAZ held its biennial Early Years Music Network Conference, an event for anyone with an interest in developing their skills working with early-years. Delegates were treated to contributions from Rebecca Denniff, Jo Brockbank (Hallé Orchestra), Polly Ives, Hannah Dilworth and Kathryn Sturman (Made with Music), Jane Parker... more...

30 May 2018


Be part of something bigger…

We know that living in some of the most beautiful areas our country provides sometimes means we miss out on the best music events going, and cities is where it is at – but not this time! This year, NYMAZ is working with Make Music Day to take music to the... more...

27 Feb 2018


We’re launching a bursary for the CME: Early Childhood!

NYMAZ is excited to be launching a new bursary for Early Years Music Network members who wish to undertake the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood. NYMAZ will be offering a very limited number of bursaries for candidates starting the course in September 2018 and September 2019 – only four bursaries... more...

04 Dec 2017


POSTPONED: NYMAZ Early Years Music Network Conference 2018

EVENT POSTPONED NYMAZ has postponed this event due to heavy snow on Tuesday 27 Feb, which would have caused considerable transport disruption for our delegates and presenters. The conference will be taking place on Tues 1 May 2018. All delegate bookings will be honoured for the rescheduled conference. Obviously we were extremely disappointed... more...

18 Jul 2017


NYMAZ Early Years Songbook: Songs for Modern Childhoods

18 July 2017 NYMAZ launches Early Years Songbook: Songs for Modern Childhoods, twelve new songs which celebrate the lives of children today NYMAZ, the youth music development charity, today announced the release of a new resource aimed at those making music with babies and pre-school children. The twelve new, original songs in... more...

02 Feb 2017


Gaining Confidence with Music in the Early Years

NYMAZ welcomes Zoe Greenhalgh to deliver two linked CPD training sessions. Dates: Wednesday 22 February & 12 April 2017, 9:30 - 12:30. Location: Knaresborough Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 0AS. Gaining Confidence with Music in the Early Years aims to build the musical confidence and knowledge of Early Years Practitioners. These practical and enjoyable... more...

08 Nov 2016


We’re commissioning original songs for new Early Years Songbook

NYMAZ Early Years Songbook: Songs for Modern Childhoods NYMAZ is a youth music development charity championing the transformative potential of music for children and young people. Working with our trusted partners, we deliver high quality music-making activities across North Yorkshire to those in challenging circumstances, including three Early Years projects... more...

30 Sep 2016


NYMAZ seeks Projects Officer (Maternity cover)

NYMAZ Projects Officer (maternity cover) Closing date: 10am Monday 24 October Come and work with NYMAZ! NYMAZ is a youth music development charity which champions the transformative potential of music for children and young people. Working with our trusted partners, we deliver high quality music-making activities across North Yorkshire to those... more...