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Signing up to Musicaliti


Sessions start up the second week in September, our first 6 week session of Foody Fun begins!  Take a listen to our new songs on the bottom right icon and follow through to SoundCloud or ReverbNation.

Musicaliti Babies is a warm, nurturing environment aimed to stimulate baby while you develop that special, life-long bond.  Using song, dance and instrument exploration, we play and laugh together with other mums going through the same stages.

Musicaliti Toddlers/Preschoolers is an exploration time, where children are free to move and sing and play!  Songs, stories and activities allow a time to learn and play together, creating a life-long love of learning.

Musicaliti Primary introduces musical concepts including note duration (short-long), pitch (high-low), timbre (tap-ring-scrape) and dynamics (quiet-loud, fast-slow) through songs and games.  Many songs pitched in the minor third (sol-mi) give your child the repeated opportunity to succeed at singing in tune, and we transfer this skill to tuned instruments including glockenspiels, ukuleles and ocarinas!

Sign up using this link and choose your method of payment (cash, cheque, bank transfer or PayPal) to ensure that your little one is included in the fun!


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Effects of Modern Parenting

With so many ideas on parenting, and having a baby being one of the most life-changing, even life-defining events that we can experience, it’s hard to know what is best.  We all see the effects of different parenting techniques, patience or impatience, arrogance or humility, generosity or stinginess, and we make judgement calls on whether we agree or disagree – or aren’t bothered either way.  This, along with our own upbringing, shapes our parenting philosophy and creates our own parenting technique.

An interesting article was published recently showing different ways in which ideas that many of us accept as reasonable parenting behaviour may not be as beneficial as we thought.  As a western society, we have gone from denying adult well-being for the sake of a child’s every whim, to creating an environment that denies the child’s well-being so that it can meet the adult’s every whim.  What we need now in this century is balance.

Are there any accepted ideas on childhood?  What could we potentially accept as ‘fact’, even obvious?  A few may be as follows: Babies don’t ask to be born.  Parents may not have had training but they will have a natural inclination to how to best raise their child.  Babies are people, not sub-species or subordinates.  Parents are constant and continuous role models, and their achievements and failings are less important than how they reacted to the events.

The article mentioned below presents research into various ‘modern’ ideas of parenting and how it goes on to affect children.  Ranging from infant isolation, infant formula and responding to cries, the effects include a reduced sense of conscience, increased stress and aggression, IQ, ego resilience and empathy.  Using the ‘facts’ above, do our ideas match what we know about babies and parents?

These are very relevant areas of development to consider, when we think about the childhood we experienced, the comparative freedom, and the worries that we now have in our own children growing up in the culture we see around us.

On one level, it is almost unthinkable that there is no qualification, no testing, no examination needed to have a child, considering the importance and responsibility of the position.  Yet this is what has always been, so on another level, there must be an natural ability to raise a child, as natural as it is to have a child.  Perhaps we just need to think a little more about how we were raised, how we may have done it differently, and what works best with the person that we have been entrusted to raise.

Link to article


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Musicaliti Funday Special Offer


Baby sessions (0-2y) – should be £24 NOW £20*

Toddler/preschool (2-4y) – should be £30 NOW £25*

Primary Infants (4-7y) – should be £48 NOW £40*

Prices are valid as a promotional offer when enrolling on 5/13/21 August 2013 only (in person/online/over the phone) and paying in full at the time of booking.  Sessions may be cancelled and fully refunded if the minimum enrolment is not met.  Rates are valid for 6 consecutive weeks of sessions starting in September (term time) and these rates will be held for the next 6 week block if paid in full on the final session of the current block.  Sibling discount subject to request.  Sessions cancelled due to inclement weather will be made up the following half term/holiday.  Refunds for child non-attendance are only given in exceptional circumstances on request and at owner discretion. Discounts for 12-36 week payments on request.


Babies 9.30-10.15      Toddlers/preschoolers 10.30-11.15      Primary 4-5pm

Session dates:

Term 1A Week Commencing                         Term 1B Week Commencing

9 September 2013                                                             4 November 2013

16 September 2013                                                          11 November 2013

23 September 2013                                                           18 November 2013

30 September 2013                                                           25 November 2013

7 October 2013                                                                    2 December 2013

14 October 2013                                                                  9 December 2013


Term 2A Week Commencing                         Term 2B Week Commencing

6 January 2014                                                                          24 February 2014

13 January 2014                                                                       3 March 2014

20 January 2014                                                                       10 March 2014

27 January 2014                                                                       17 March 2014

3 February 2014                                                                       24 March 2014

10 February 2014                                                                    31 March 2014


Term 3A* Week Commencing                       Term 3B Week Commencing

7 April 2014                                                                           9 June 2014

28 April 2014                                                                        16 June 2014

5 May 2014 Bank Hol (session as normal)**                       23 June 2014

12 May 2014                                                                         30 June 2014

19 May 2014                                                                         7 July 2014

2 June 2014                                                                          14 July 2014


* Term 3A runs over 2 holiday breaks due to the timing of Easter this year

** May be made up on another day if available

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Signing up to September 2013!

We are pleased to announce sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays!

Please use the form on this link to sign up online

Payments at the SUMMER SPECIAL REDUCED RATE must be received by midnight 21 August 2013 and can be made using cash (in person), cheque (in person), bank transfer (please email for details) or Paypal (

Paypal payments:  This Paypal link ( walks you through setting up your details in order to transfer funds by associating your email address with your bank account.  Through this, you are able to send payment to my email address  Please check our page on SESSION RATES to find your rate – and please note that any over-payments will be refunded as soon as they are identified.  
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Musical Fundays at Fidgets!

Sign up 2013

We have some FUN-TASTIC musical sessions planned for August, kicking off with the session today, 5 August.

Including a time for craft, instrument play, singing and dancing, these sessions are family focussed, to include littlies and their bigger siblings, too!

With a raffle full of musical prizes and discounts for sessions starting in September, come and join us for our next musical funday!

Tuesday 13th August 10-12pm

Wednesday 21st August 10-12pm – raffle draw day, last day to book onto the sessions!