Music Matters: Speech, Language and Communication

Music This Music Matters – Speech, Language and Communication workshop can help practitioners to develop their understanding of the important role that music can play in the development of language and communication.

In this workshop Early Childhood Music Specialist Nicola Burke will demonstrate how music can be used to support the development of speech, language and communication in the early years. In an interactive, fun and informal way this workshop will explore musical Interactions, songs, games and rhymes which specifically encourage the development of communication. No previous experience or knowledge is required.

This Music Matters: Speech, Language and Communication course covers:

  • Songs and musical activities which support speech, language and communication.
  • Effective planning for musical activities linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • The importance of using music to support child development.

Transfer of learning into the workplace:
The workshop can help practitioners to develop their understanding of the important role that music can play in the development of language and communication as well as offer them new musical activities and songs for them to share and enjoy with the children they care for.

Nicola BurkeThis training course is delivered by Nicola Burke:

Nicola has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Music Studies from the Centre for Research in Early Childhood. She has  worked extensively as a music specialist in a range of early years settings and on a range of action research projects in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire, Surrey, Staffordshire and West Sussex.

Nicola’s passion for recognising, and valuing, young children’s music making has led her to be involved in many early years projects including working with Early Childhood Experts Dr Susan Young and Dr Alison Street. Nicola has also presented at many early years conferences across the country as both a key note speaker and workshop leader. She has written and delivered courses for a range of authorities and organisations across the country working with both early years educators and parents and is an Associate of the British Association for Early Education.

Nicola plays the piano, keyboard and trumpet, has performed in various orchestras and bands both nationally and internationally, and is one of the authors of The Guide to Music for 0-3 Years. Nicola is very passionate about empowering and inspiring early childhood educators to make music with young children and to create music making opportunities within their settings. She strongly feels that everyone is born musical and an integral part of early childhood is music making. Nicola has also been published on the London Early Years Music Network (LEYMN) website as well as in Nursery World.

Course cost: £30.00 per person.

Course length: 2 hours.

Next available courses:
Call us to book this course or find out more information on 01527 452430.

Course locations. our training centre is based in Studley, Warwickshire, close to the M42 with easy access across the West Midlands. We regularly deliver this course at our satellite centres in Worcester & Kidderminster, as well as delivering directly with settings in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Rugby, Evesham, Redditch and with others from as far afield as Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

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