Benefits of Music
On top of being huge amounts of fun, music is also wonderfully beneficial for children’s development in a multitude of areas.
Speech & listening
Focus & concentration
Reading & spelling
Mathematics & problem solving
Balance & co-ordination
Self-esteem & confidence
Kindness & working together
It's is a wonderful way for children to express themselves without words and it's a brilliant bonding activity accessible from a young age.
My classes are 45 minutes of interactive music for 0 to 5 year olds. All children in those ages are welcome but I would say that my content is most suitable for children from about 6 months. I aim to nurture children's knowledge of music using musical building blocks like pitch, timbre and rhythm. To achieve this, I sing and play on guitar a mixture of pieces written especially for children as well as popular songs particularly suited to young listeners. Anything from The Beatles to Little Bo Peep. As well as these sing alongs, each class adventure is educationally themed and include percussion games, story times, parachutes, bubbles, puppets and more!
I believe that engaging in music is something beneficial to everyone. As a professional musician, I clearly remember the inspiring musical activities of my childhood. And, most importantly, the encouragement of the tutors who nurtured my love of music. After completing a Music Diploma at the Brit School and a BMus at Goldsmiths University of London, I continue to write and perform my own music in Bristol.
Music with Maya brings together my passion for music and my love of children. Inspired by Kodaly and Dalcroze methodologies, I am committed to developing children's interaction with real instruments as well as parental involvement.
I am DBS checked and Baby & Child First Aid Trained.
As well as baby music groups, I also perform in a Jazz Duo called Rendezblues available to hire as a two piece (or more). To find out more about this please see our website:
Not only this, but I am a professionally trained Massage Therapist specialising in Thai Yoga Massage & Pregnancy Massage. This is a floor based practice, fully clothed, using acupressure and assisted yoga stretching. I am able to offer treatments from my home in Hanham or in the luxury of your own home!
Soulful Jazz Duo
"A beautiful way to start the day. Sing and play along with some familiar and some less well known folk songs. Have loved discovering some new 'material' to sing with my little one!"
— Jack's mum