Class Adaptations: COVID-19 Notice
To reduce chances of tramission, we kindly request you adhere to government measures when attending our classes. Click the + button to READ PRECAUTIONS BELOW. Stay healthy & happy. Love Team MiniJam :-)
Update April 2021: All adults to wear masks through out classes (unless exempt) and to hum instead of singing until further notice.
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)
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
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
See concert dates below:
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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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BmusHons Dip ABRSM LRSM
I’ve shared music with babies and children for over a decade. When not putting my right foot in out in out and shaking it all about, I can generally be found playing the saxophone. My career as a professional performer and recording artist has given me many colourful passport stamps from from Bruges to Botswana, Turkey to Thailand, Dubrovnik to Dubai and countless other destinations.
I truly live and breathe music and wholeheartedly believe it can be a source of happiness to anyone - from Miss Piggy to Pavarotti!
I am a mum, an instrumental teacher, saxophone/woodwind session musician and ukulele owner as well as an over enthusiastic singer of nursery rhymes (I am always the embarrassing loud singer at weddings). I have been living and gigging in London for over 10 years and have loved every minute of it. Highlights have included performing at Ronnie Scotts, Cadogan hall, O2 and the Barbican Center.
The Benefits of music for babies
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Minijam is our absolute favourite! My toddler has such a blast every week. I love the music as much as my little one does, as the arrangements are awesome twists on classic songs, and the live music element where the kids get to touch and interact with the instrument as they are played to by a pro, has made my kid absolutely fascinated by musical instruments. I have yet to find anything which comes close to being as good as MiniJam. Couldn't recommend highly enough!
We have been coming to MiniJam for ages and our twin boys (who are now two) love it!! Jade is amazing - the music is really high quality and such fun atmosphere. We do a mix of classes and the gigs and always have a great time.
Just attended my first Minijam class with my 10 month old and we both LOVED it! The teacher was fantastic and gave individual attention to each child who she knew by name. As newbies, we were made to feel so welcome and will definitely be back next week!
I've taken both my children to MiniJam for the last couple of years, the love it! It's by far the best music class we've tried...the jazz music makes it extra enjoyable too! Looking forward to Jamming in our next session with the Lovely Chez :-)
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.
Keep calm and order a babycinno
We are very relaxed and informal within the classes, but we do encourage:
Respect for instruments,
Caring for others.
Children will often have a really good sleep after music sessions having been mentally and physically stimulated.