About Musicaliti

Our Story

Musicaliti is a music education business based in Bolton, North West England. We are passionate about developing musical skills in all people, from children to adults, and creating opportunities for them to be their best selves – through music.

In 2006, we started delivering local music sessions. 

This started with primary school after school music clubs, then baby and toddler sessions in nurseries, and expanded to private parent-child sessions in leisure centres, churches and play centres in Bolton. We deliberately use a wide variety of musical materials to inspire and develop creativity and relationship between children and adults of all ages. Over the years, Musicaliti has created new and exciting music teaching curricula, written story-song books, composed and recorded a number of original songs that incorporate specialist music education techniques, and learnt so much from the the amazing families that we have been privileged to meet.

 

As our “clients” have grown, the demand for more sessions grew, too. We started primary guitar lessons, a local community choir – the Bolton Warblers – and delivered specialist music teacher training sessions for early years student teachers at local colleges and universities. This has led to new collaborations with academic researchers internationally. 

Most recently, we have been looking into the therapeutic benefits of music sessions, too, working with community interest company, Think Cre8tive Group. We are finding more and more evidence of music improving physical, mental and emotional skills in older people, in care homes or residential homes, with or without additional illnesses, including dementia and Parkinson’s and other mental health conditions.

We currently have a number of videos on You Tube which are mainly songs and stories from our publications. In addition, we have included the songs from “Learning with Music: songs and games for the early years”, which are all sequentially prepared in order to develop not only a love for music, but and understanding of how music works and how to read the notation. We are currently looking at developing tutorial sessions on learning the guitar and/or ukulele for early years settings, as well as music teaching tutorials, based on the Learning with Music publication. 

And should you fancy an informal song-song, The Bolton Warblers meet at Lancashire Wildlife Trust (cnr Crompton Way and Bury Road) on Monday evenings from 7-8.30pm during school term time. As an open-access community choir, we have no audition/acceptance process and welcome people people from all walks of life. Our main “seasons” are Remembrance Weekend and Christmas, where we hold small performances at care homes and shopping centres, and then we spend 6 months working on a themed song selection, leading to a public performance. (This year, our themed performance has been put on hold during Covid-19, so we have been singing virtually on-line with the care home choir, and meeting up for zoom-chats!)

Feedback & Reviews

It’s always useful to find out why previous customers have used different services. Here are a few of ours.

The best thing about Musicaliti is:

“Mums can join (and dads, too).”

“All of it – and baby sister loves it, too!”

“Increasing and nurturing my child’s love of music.”

“Nice introduction to music.”

Parents of afterschool music sessions

The best thing about Musicaliti is:

“Playing instruments.”

“Working in a group.”

“Making new friends.”

Children attending sessions

The best thing about Musicaliti is:

“We love the fantastic selection of instruments.”

“The reaction from the babies to the musical activities.”

“Watching a child engage completely for the first time to any session.”

Nursery staff

What Can We Do for You?

We love learning, we love music and we love sharing. We can help you to teach, help you to play, and even help you to publish, too!

As educators, we love new information. And we love the feeling of empowerment that people get from learning new skills. 

Our Song Book Series uses songs, both new and old, with child-friendly themes to make musical concepts clear and memorable. Stories can be powerful reminders of information, no matter what age. Our current themes include underwater creatures, magic and royalty, musical food, transport songs, sports music, international celebrations, and musical animals. 

As musicians, we love to play together. There is an incredible feeling in being part of something bigger, where the part that you play improves with others.

Goodies For Guitar, our starter series of children’s songs for the guitar, takes you right from the beginning of learning music using children’s songs and rhymes, in both traditional notation and guitar tablature (TAB). Sing In Tune, our singing tutorial, uses the same repertoire, with a focus on improving intonation (singing accuracy) while introducing music notation in a clear and helpful way.

As publishers, we love to share what we know with as many people as we can.

We share information that we have developed through our own research as well as sharing information that we have learnt from others. And we know that sharing information at the right time in the right place with the right people can be life-changing. We have a few things in place that we have set up in order to keep our sessions and our skills available, so are happy to consider new authors and new works along the same lines. 

Need Advice?

Music is becoming better recognised for the fantastic benefits it provides. But not all jobs are able to train staff in all of the skills needed to successfully deliver a music session. We are here to provide bespoke advice and/or training for your situation, from children’s settings through to health, special needs and older care.

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