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.
We will be continuing to ventilate venues as much as possible
up to Christmas so please make sure you dress warmly!
Half Term is coming up! There will be no classes running from the 17th October to the 1st November - apart from two sessions in Fresh Ground on the 19th October, and another two sessions in the Omnibus Theatre on the 29th October.
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
- 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)
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
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
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:
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.
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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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.
Did you know?
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.