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Early Years

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...

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...