Musicaliti Publishers makes music fun! We know that fun includes activities like instrument-play, games and movement with songs old and new – and no pressure! Doing this regularly helps us to become successful at creative, music-making skills. And when we are successful, we are confident in trying new things!
We aim to develop a love for music in everything we do. And we know that just as we all look different, think differently and do things differently, we also learn differently. So in every session, over and over again, we revisit things we already know while learning things that are new in a safe, caring environment. This allows us all to develop at our own pace, by having SPACE to grow. At Musicaliti, we love S.P.A.C.E. so much that we ensure every session includes Singing, Playing, Acting, Creating and Exploring. And this helps to develop the Social, Physical, Artistic, Cognitive and Emotional skills, that we need to be happy!
Lesson Planners help new session leaders to gain experience in a similar way as observing sessions, so we write out each session, word for word, with descriptions of activities, games, activities, and instrument suggestions. And once you’ve done a few for a while, you’ll develop your own ideas on how to take things forward to suit your group in their own way.
Currently lesson planners are available for nursery sessions (2-4 years), with new ones in development for baby years (0-2 years) and older years (care and residential homes).
Story books are thematically-based, following the theme of the songs included. We have songs about Olympic sports champions and modes of transport, and a recipe book matching a number of songs on food.
And then we have the story books based on magic and royalty, and animals under the sea – and songs about animals, too!
CDs of songs are also available from Amazon.com, also available on You Tube, and Sound Cloud, and there are plans for these songs to be developed into an app for use in sessions by interested.
Guitar tutorials help to develop instrumental skills for complete beginners, using both traditional notation and guitar tablature. Start learning to play simple songs, one note at a time, from day one.
Available as the complete set in one book or step-by-step in a set of 5 progressive books, these are based on the leading music education techniques that make learning music quick and fun!
The singing tutorial, Sing in Tune, uses the same straight-forward songs as the guitar tutorials, available on You Tube and Sound Cloud to develop singing accuracy. And singing a mixture of well-known and new songs helps to develop musical skill and confidence – and feels really good!
Learning with Music: Games and activities for the early years, published by Routledge, uses the same selection of songs, with multiple examples of ways in which songs can be used in play.
In addition, it includes learning and development theories from over 40 leading educationalists and musicians, explaining the importance and application of each aspect of music education.
Said at a baby session for 0-2 year olds
“This is the only session where he will stop and join in”
“This is the first time she crawled”
“This is where he started singing”
“He’s started holding his ukulele just like you hold your guitar”
“She’s memorised the words to that new song, here’s the video”
“The huge variety of instruments is the biggest reason that we love having you”
“She’s suddenly stopping herself and giving other children a turn”
“He got the whole family to sit in a circle and pass the instruments in turn”
“She’s always talking about you, so mum wanted to get you a Christmas gift”
“Could you recommend a ukulele book? I had to get her one for her birthday”
“After attending your nursery music and then afterschool music club, he is in year 6, doing grade 6 music exams”
“Could you please consider teaching private guitar to my 6 year old and ukulele to my 4 year old – this is such an accessible way into music”
“She was so anxious and frustrated, and that all seems to have been channelled into practise”
“He’s changed to a private school and they are so impressed with his maths ability – I credit your music teaching”
“Could you also teach my secondary school child? You must be so good, I (dad) may have to book a few lessons with you”
“He was so uncertain about doing anything in public, and this session has given him so much confidence that he wants to perform for his school”
“Please can you hold another session, he would like them every month – or fortnightly”
“She’s going to enter Britain’s Got Talent, she won’t put her guitar down”
“Aah, brilliant, this is the best bit, you brought the ukuleles!”
“That was so cool, the way we played it all together at the same time”
“Can he start guitar lessons with you? He loved trying out the electric guitar”
“I felt awful before we got here but now that we’ve sung, I feel so much better, you just forget your problems”
“Choir has really improved my confidence, there was this job going and I decided to go to the interview – and I got it”
“It’s so good to forget about your day and just sing”
“After your music training, one of the students taught herself ukulele and planned her demonstration lesson around it”
“The students got a great feel for not only holding the session, but what it would feel like as a child in a session”
“We would love you to teach with us more often, could you apply for a job here?”
“It was really good singing all those old songs – are you coming again?”
Said at a baby session for 0-2 year olds