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How to introduce mini Londoners to classical music in 2017

After going to the grand Christmas Spectacular at Royal Albert Hall today I came home wanting to tell our new Alexa box to play classical music. For London parents wanting to ensure their little ones have a musical 2017, here are a few suggestions

Visit Royal Albert Hall
London’s Royal Albert Hall has an extensive family programme, including storytelling and music sessions for babies and toddlers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tickets for these sessions are £5 per child and available to book online. There are also a number of other family events aimed at introducing children to classical music, and for families with older children it’s also worth noting Harry Potter will make a Royal Albert Hall debut in May.

Take weekly Monkey Music Classes
I’m not surprise Monkey Music won the Little London 2016 award for best music kids class, and most London mums I know have taken their babies or toddlers to the popular Monkey Music classes at some point. Many parents want their child to learn a musical instrument, and Monkey Music is seen as a good place to start. The fun and entertaining weekly classes feature instruments and unique props. The classes for three to four year olds teaches children to read music, and recognise all the instruments of the orchestra. This term, Monkey Music in Chelsea and Westminster has added a new venue–The Hut, which is located behind Hall of Remembrance in Flood Street.

Join Chelsea Quavers Saturday Club
The next step up after Monkey Music is Chelsea Quavers, which runs a Saturday children’s music club in Chelsea for children aged 4 to 12. At Chelsea Quavers, children can learn to read, write, perform and compose music, using Chelsea Quavers music puzzles. In addition to the popular Saturday club and after school clubs at prep schools including Wetherby and Eaton Square School, Chelsea Quavers runs a violin club for beginners aged 4 and over.

There are also numerous other family music events and music programmes, and London Symphony Orchestra holds three annual family concerts and concerts for under 5s. Classical music concert organiser Bach to Baby offers concerts for babies, toddlers and their parents in venues around London, including in Fulham, Clapham, Notting Hill, Wimbledon, Chiswick and Kensington. 

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