Summer Term: I currently have two spaces on a Tuesday morning and one space on Thursday morning. Free trial sessions are available on these days. I suggest you bring cash or cheque book with you to the free trial session to secure your space if you do wish to sign up for the remainder of the half term block. If you decide it is not for you then please just let me know promptly (I won't be offended!) so that I can offer the space quickly to another family.
Sessions start again on 16/17/18 April and there are six weeks in total, so £18 for existing customers. My groups are just £3 per week per family (there is no extra cost if you are coming with two children)
Please telephone me on 01392 679674 (there is an answerphone, I might be teaching/out so don't be shy) or text 07957 908015 for current spaces on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday morning and sign up to the mailing list (fill in box to the right of screen) to be kept up to date with new classes and availability.
What happens at Kathy's House?
First we have thirty minutes of musical activity including singing, actions rhymes, movement to music, percussion instruments, puppets, etc. The babies and toddlers really enjoy this and it is fun for the adults too. Kathy is an experienced early years music teacher and with her cute pal, Sebastian, can hold even the youngest babies focus on the music. Because we are working in a relatively small space with a small group, the activity is usually fairly calm. After our music making we have a drink, snack, play with toys and a chance to chat.
Who goes to Kathy's House?
Parents, grandparents and childminders come from all over Exeter and beyond, along with children from small babies to four year olds. The maximum group size is eight families and most come with one child, but it is fine to bring three (if you have three pre-school children to look after you need all the social outlets you can get!) Children (and adults) that don't get on with big groups, large halls or high volumes are able to enjoy a music group that is fun without being overwhelming. Pickle, our cat, sometimes joins in with the groups too - she is very fond of attention and gentle with young children.
Why go to Kathy's House?
For the children: Research shows that babies and pre-school children attending music classes on a regular basis have a greater musical knowledge. When starting school and taking up instrumental lessons, so you really are giving your child a head start in music. Children involved in musical activities generally have better listening, co-operation, co-ordination, communiation and listening skills.
For you: Meet some new people and find mutual support. Remember a few old nursery rhymes you had forgotten, have fun playing with toys and instruments and then have a nice hot drink made for you! You pay per family, so it is very affordable if you are bringing more than one child.
Groups are currently: 10 - 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wendesdays and Thursdays during school term time.
Kathy's House is in St Thomas, Exeter. There is unrestricted on street parking and it is a short walk from Cowick Street bus stops and St Thomas railway station. The house overlooks St Thomas Pleasure Ground, which is ideal for a picnic lunch and has a children's play area.
FREE TRIAL SESSION for newcomers and then just £3 per family per session, for the remainder of the half term. Each half term block lasts around 6 weeks.