Chance for children to join brain busking music sessions - Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats
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Chance for children to join brain busking music sessions

Early Years Music Programme

Children aged three to six have a chance to join a top tutor at a special early years music morning.

Research has shown that encouraging children to take part in music sessions from an early age helps to boost their IQ. It can also give them a sense of fun and an ability to work in a team. These skills learnt at a young age can last a lifetime.

At the Early Years Music Programme, held at the Chichester Centre on Saturday mornings, children are encouraged to:

·          Develop musical skills such as rhythm and pulse
·          Learn about pitch and dynamics
·          Experiment with sound on a variety of percussion instruments
·          Make new friends and work as a team
·          Sing together

The programme is led by top tutor Laura-Jayne Maggs. She has five years experience as a leading singer. She is also well known in West Sussex as a choral conductor.

The sessions start at 10am and last for 45 minutes. They are free for the first half-term so children and their parents can see what the sessions are like before signing up. After that a small fee is payable.

Peter Griffiths, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Schools, said: “These sessions are an excellent opportunity for children to be introduced to music at a young age. They are fun as well as providing excellent educational benefits.”

To take part contact music@westsussex.gov.uk  and ask for an application form.