Kathy is a professional flautist and since 1988, has been a member of the last professional seasonal palm court orchestra, the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, performing at least nine different concerts a week, for fifteen weeks during the summer!
In 2003 Kathy developed her own music sessions, ‘Fun Music’, for the under 5s – writing original songs, recording onto CD original music and themes for use in the sessions.
As an Early Years Music Practitioner, Kathy has continued to work with families with young children. Kathy is delighted to be working with Scarborough College and Bramcote Junior School, both at their Parents and Tots group and ‘On Tour’ to the Libraries in the local area.
What is Fun Music?
Fun Music sessions last around 45-60 minutes, during which time there will be nursery rhymes, new and traditional songs, dancing and movement to music, often with props and scarves, and there's always a chance to play on different percussion instruments.
Whilst the emphasis of Fun Music is of course, fun, we hope the children will be learning and developing in all sorts of ways, along with your support!
- Singing, rhythmic and listening skills
- Creativity and imagination
- Growing in confidence
- Awareness of others
- Learning to take turns
- Following simple instructions
- Introducing new concepts like -
- Loud and soft
- Slow and fast
- Start and stop
Fun Music sessions are for children and babies aged from 6 months to 6 years, accompanied by an adult. Parents, grandparents, child minders, nurseries and schools are welcome to bring their children to join in the musical fun – but be prepared to shake a shaker!