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Early Years

03 Jul 2019


Ripon Song Share!

Join us for another brilliant Song Share event led by Early Years music Duo Songbirds! Songbirds France and Lydia will be leading us in activities looking at how to interact musically using instruments and props and developing those musical conversations in your sessions! This event is an opportunity to participate... more...

30 May 2019


Apply for a NYMAZ bursary for the CME: Early Childhood!

NYMAZ is delighted to once again be offering a bursary for Early Years Music Network members and NYCC Music Service staff who wish to undertake the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood!. Only four bursaries are available for candidates starting the course in September 2019. The CME: Early Childhood... more...

22 Feb 2019


Making Music in the Early Years, with Steve Grocott

Thursday 9 May 2019 The Forum Bullamoor Road Northallerton DL6 1LP Join inspirational trainer Steve Grocott for a two-hour practical training workshop for teachers, early years practitioners and anyone who works with 3-6 year olds who wants to include music in their day. The workshop is aimed at non-specialists in music, but... more...

07 Jan 2019


Getting started with the CME: Early Childhood

This year, NYMAZ is supporting a cohort of four practitioners to undertake the Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood provided by CREC (Centre for Research in Early Childhood). To kick-start their 2019, they spent two days last week at the CREC headquarters in Birmingham, joining other students on the course... more...

20 Dec 2018


Music For Two in the Spotlight!

For those of you who haven’t heard of Music For Two it is one of NYMAZ’s long standing projects in partnership with The Army Welfare Services (AWS). Now in its 5th year, Music For Two is a family friendly and successful initiative working with parents/carers and their... more...

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...

29 Nov 2018


Seaside Song Share

Another Singing Success! On Tuesday 27 November, NYMAZ held its second Song Share session at The Green Lane Centre in Whitby - an event for anyone working with the early years and a passion for incorporating music! It was another great event, where those who attended met others working in similar... 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...