What is Musicaliti?
Musicaliti is a small education business based in North West England that is passionate about children and creating the best opportunities possible for children through music.
In 2006, we started a primary afterschool club, preschool sessions for babies and toddlers, and parent-child sessions for babies and parents in Bolton, using a wide variety of musical materials to inspire creativity for children of all ages.
Since then, Musicaliti has created new and exciting curricula, written and recorded a number of original songs incorporating Dalcroze and Kodály and Orff specialist music education techniques, and learnt so much from the the amazing children we have taught.
We’ve also developed private primary guitar teaching, currently run a weekly local community choir, the Bolton Warblers, and teach early years student teachers our specialist music education techniques.
Finally, we’ve begun to use our findings in academic circles, with research papers under consideration and an exciting book publishing deal, “Learning with Music: Games and activities for the early years“, with an anticipated release date later in August 2017.
We start the week at Fidgets Play Centre, Blackburn Road, with Musicaliti Mondays, running sessions, term-time only, for babies 0-2 years and preschoolers 2-4 years. Occasionally we run holiday music, art and craft sessions – follow us on Facebook for updates, and join our Facebook group for guaranteed notifications.
The Bolton Warblers meet at Bolton St Catherine’s (Sports entrance) on Monday evenings from 7-8.30pm, with no audition process and a group of people from different walks of life, wanting to learn more about how music works, and learning how to sing together in parts.
Weekday mornings are reserved for Bolton day nursery and preschool bookings, taken a term at a time. If you are a local nursery wanting sessions for your baby room, toddler room or preschool room, contact us for availability.
One afternoon a week, we run a Key Stage 1 musical afterschool club at a Bolton primary school, focussing on essential musicianship skills. Available only to individual schools, we use movement and percussion instrument training to develop children’s musical understanding, ready for music lessons. Many of the children who have attended these sessions go on to take graded music exams, perform at music festivals, not to mention taking leadership roles at school, excelling academically, and taking leading performance roles in musical productions.
Evenings are committed to primary guitar lessons, at student homes. After running a very successful “Musicaliti Rockschool for Primary” programme with a group of 12, many of the students went on to take up private lessons, and word of mouth increased our student list with little additional advertising.
With children ranging from 6 to 12 years old, from pre-grade 1 (Debut) to Grade 3, we follow the RSL (previously Rockschool) syllabus, with many of the children enjoying the varied repertoire of rock, pop, indie and metal choices available to all grades. This has developed into exciting holiday Guitar Master Classes, where students work on enhanced techniques which can be used in their own repertoire, and further developments planned, including under-16 rock concerts.
We love CHILDREN! We love MUSIC!