Classes for Children Under 6

There are places in all of these classes for Q1/Q2 2023

Introduction to Music 

At QYMC we are keen for children to start experiencing practical music from an early age and so we have four levels of introductory classes. Please check here for availability of places.

Baby Steps is for children ages 18 months to 3 years accompanied by a parent. They develop their listening skills, gross motor skills and musical appreciation through singing, musical games, movement and using hand-held percussion instruments.

First Steps is for children aged 3 to 4. The class starts to build their love and appreciation for music through singing, musical actions songs and use of percussion instruments. The class is half an hour long and does not require a parent to stay in the lesson.


Introduction to Music Level 1 is for children in Reception. Here the children build on the foundation of the previous two classes and are introduced to the elements of music through action songs, singing, playing percussion and musical games. The classes are half an hour long.


Introduction to Music Level 2 is for children in year 1 and includes our extremely popular taster element, in which children have the opportunity to try three instruments throughout the year, having 30 minute group lessons on cello, violin and recorder for a term each. In addition to this, they also continue to develop their general musicianship through singing, playing percussion instruments and musical games. The class is one hour in total and fees include the hire of a violin and a cello for a term each. Parents will need to supply the recorder (available for around £15). These classes are an excellent springboard to starting to learn an instrument, preparing students with basic aural skills as well as allowing them to try instruments ideally suited to their age group.P1040600