MiniJam are BACK!

 

Our timings and venues have changed to stay inline with covid guidelines.

Coffees are currently suspended. We plan to bring this back as soon as we can.

PLEASE NOTE: The new government rules on social gatherings limited to 6 people do not include us as we are educational.

New Class:

We are back in the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Old Town, from the 1st October (9:35am and 10:30am). Bookings are available from Monday 14th September!

Our Class Adaptions: COVID-19 Notice

 

There are a number of things we can do to lower transmission rates and keep classes running. Please read the following and take these steps during our classes:


- Adults wear face masks on arrival (and departure) until seated on mats
- Temperatures to be taken on arrival
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Use the buggy park specific to your class time
- Do not enter room until previous class has exited
- When waiting to enter class please maintain 2m distancing. You may need to wait outside if space is limited in your venue
- Use antibacterial hand sanitiser (provided) on entrance/exit of class
- Efforts to keep your children seated on mats are appreciated but if your child is looking stressed do let them move around
- Singing to be kept low and directed at your children
- Equipment to be cleaned during the cleaning song at the end of sessions

Thank you for supporting us by adhering to these steps.

MiniJam Sounds tasty, what should I expect...?

0-5 years music classes and concerts

1. Music and Sensory classes

Fun and modern early-years education through music.  MiniJam is as much about the coffees and natter before/after class as it is about the interactive music and sensory experience for the babies and children. We have pooled some of London’s top session musicians to create funky versions of nursery rhymes to jam along to. We have also teamed up with psychologist  Dr Gabby Bray DPsych, CPsychol, B.A.(Hons) (Oxon) in order to structure our termly programme to best benefit your little one.

 

2. We also do child-friendly concerts/gigs

You can chat, you can feed, you can change nappies, you can leave half way through. No judgment or protocol here - just really varied music to listen to whilst your little one takes in new genres of music from gypsy jazz to Ibiza chillout.

 

Check schedule for what’s on next.

 
 
 

When & Where?

(Scroll down for term times & class details)

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Mondays

Fresh Ground, Clapham Junction

3:15pm Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

4:05pm Age is just a number

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Mondays

** coming soon **

Tooting, venue TBC

10:30am Toddlers & Brawlers

11:15am Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

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Tuesdays

St Barnabas Church, Earlsfield

3:15pm Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

4:05pm Age is just a number

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Wednesdays

Main Hall @ Putney Pantry

10:30am Toddlers & Brawlers

11:20am Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

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Wednesdays

The Kalos Centre, Balham

3:15pm Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

4:05pm Age is just a number

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Thursdays

St Mary & St John the Divine, Balham

3:15pm Toddlers & Brawlers

4:05pm Age is just a number

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Weekends

Available for private hire

We'll come to you!

Prices starting from £150

Email hello@minijam.uk for a quote

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Mondays

** coming soon **

Fulham, venue TBC

3:15pm Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

4pm Age is just a number

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Tuesdays

** back soon **

Putt in the Park, Battersea

9:35am Age is just a number

10:30am Toddlers & Brawlers

11:20am Age is just a number

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Tuesdays

** coming soon **

The Old Frizzle, Wimbledon

10:30am Toddlers & Brawlers

11:15am Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

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Wednesdays

Fresh Ground, Clapham Junction

9:35am Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

10:30am Toddlers & Brawlers

11:20am Age is just a number

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Wednesdays

** coming soon **

The Yard, Clapham Common

9:35am Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

10:30am Toddlers & Brawlers

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FriYAY! - Gig Day

** back soon **

The Plough Bar & Kitchen,

Clapham Junction

10:15am Arrival for free play & coffees

10:30am 45 mins performance,

Child-friendly gig/concert 

Term 1a 7th Sept - 16th Oct  

Term 1b 2nd Nov - 11th Dec

Term 2a 4th Jan - 12th Feb  

Term 2b 22nd Feb - 26th Mar

Term 3a 19th Apr - 28th May  

Term 3b 7th Jun - 23rd Jul

 

Concerts/Gigs continue 

throughout term-time & holidays

FREE Coffee with every class booking

We love sunshine!

Most MiniJam venues have outdoor space for classes and/or post-jam coffee & chill

Pre-Recorded Videos

We now have pre-recorded episodes which can be purchased for just £3 during MiniJam holiday breaks, so you never miss out on the fun!

 

Each episode includes interactive musical games to play at home as well as downloadable MiniJam tracks.

Class Categories & Concert Listings

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    Babies, Bumpers & Crawlers

    From birth to their first wobbly steps. Sensory and engaging. Fun and uplifting.

     

    Free coffee with class bookings.

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    Toddlers & Brawlers

    Highly instrument-led and educational. Interactive and quick paced to keep your little one focussed and inspired.

     

    Free coffee with class bookings.

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    Age is just a number

    If you are coming as a mixed age group, or perhaps the timings just suit you better, we'll cater this class around the MiniJammers in attendance.

     

    Free coffee with class bookings.

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    Child-friendly Gigs

    Family-friendly gig for all ages. No formalities here - jazz, nappies, Ibiza house, bibs, acoustic chill-out, coffee. Listen, learn and play. Expect tasty beats from some of London's top session musicians. The venue offers great value coffee during the gig and tasty food after if that tickles your fancy.

See concert dates below:

Concerts are currently suspended due to COVID-19.  Join our mailing list to stay up to date with the re-opening of our Friday gigs.

Concert Updates:
 

Cost 

 
 
  • £11

    Coffees currently suspended

    Pros

    ✔️Book online 

    ✔️Free coffee at all classes (not concerts) when you book online

     

    Cons

    • No guaranteed place unless booking online

    • Card payment (cashless) preferred

    • We do not offer free trial classes

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  • £15

    Coffees currently suspended

    Pros

    ✔️ £15 for 2x Class passes

    ✔️Free coffee at all classes (not concerts) when you book online

    ✔️Use your passes at any venue/concert

     

    Cons

    • Valid for new MiniJammers only

    • 2nd pass expires after 30 days

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  • £42

    Coffees currently suspended

    Pros

    ✔️ Flexible Class Pass x5 sessions

    ✔️Free coffee at all classes (not concerts) when you book online

    ✔️Loyalty class pass valid across classes & concerts

     

    Cons

    • Online booking required each class

    • Expires after 3 months

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  • £27

    Coffees currently suspended

    Pros

    ✔️Pay Monthly Membership

    (no long term commitment - cancel any time)

    ✔️Unlimited classes & concerts

    ✔️Priority pass (no booking required)

    ✔️Free MiniJam album mp3s

    ✔️Cheapest option for regulars

     

    Cons

    • No free coffees

    ** Limited spaces available -**

    EMAIL US to be added to the waiting list

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Sounds

Buy our tracks and listen to MiniJam anywhere - lucky you!

Who is MiniJam?

The Birth of MiniJam;

Mini jam is the brainchild of Chez Taylor and Erica Guy. We have been living and working in London as session musicians, teachers and close  friends for over a decade. Leading up to and following the birth of Erica's first child as well as drawing on Chez’'s experience in early years music and sensory classes we decided to create fun and relaxed music sessions that would support parents/guardians/carers, as well as starting to develop young minds. We also hope to encourage confidence in music making for all.

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How can MiniJam affect your little one?

Why we teach them music from birth....

Introductin to other cultures
Devloped physical skills
Refined disipline and patience
Cultivated social skills
Improved academic skils
Ted talks - what if every child had access to muic from birth?
Ted Talks - does muic chang a childs brain?
Ted Talks -Music and the young brain
Further reading/viewing
BBC - why is singin good for learning?
BBC - is music te ky to academic gains?
BBC - Musical Training improves language and reading

Reviews

Still not convinced? We think our recent Hoop reviews make for some enjoyable reading (even if we do say so ourselves)...

Find more by clicking here:

 

Adults

The supportive nature of our sessions will be a chance to quiz other parents/carers or just generally have a whinge about how much sleep you are or are not getting. There have been a number of studies on the improved mental state of mothers with social support. This also extends to fathers/guardians and carers - a problem shared is a problem halved and all the other cliches.

 

MiniJam is founded with NCT style support in mind.

 The Social

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Children

 

We are very relaxed and informal within the classes, but we do encourage:

  • Respect for instruments,

  • Patience,

  • Tidying up,

  • Quiet time,

  • Sharing,

  • Concentration,

  • Being active,

  • Caring for others.

 

Children will often have a really good sleep after music sessions having been mentally and physically stimulated.

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Did you know?

  • 🎧You can download MiniJam Tracks here  (recommended for long car journeys)

  • 🎁We do gift cards - bring your friends along! (recommended for birthdays).  Click here to get in touch.

  • 🎈We love a party! MiniJam are available for private hirePrices start at £150.  Click here to get in touch.

Safety info.

We’d make fireman Sam proud!

 

At MiniJam, our music team

wholeheartedly encourage children to listen, touch and play with the instruments and props used in our sessions as an important part of their early development.

We kindly request that adults supervise and participate in our classes to ensure equipment is being used safely.

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Contact

 
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