music for children

about us

The Singing Tree music classes are run by a community of teachers (and friends), passionate about the Kodaly approach to music teaching. We are motivated by a love of music pure and simple and hope to plant the seeds of musicality in your children, as we have done with our own and with the children who attend our classes.

When we discovered the Kodaly, Colourstrings and Dalcroze approaches to teaching music, it made us realise that teaching singing to children is the key. They need to start hearing singing as early as possible and all musical learning must be as playful as possible. We attended several inspiring courses together and separately and The Singing Tree is the result.

Singing Tree teachers

Tara

Tara Burke

Tara Burke

Corsham

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Tara co-founded Singing Tree and is currently working behind the scenes.

Tara has studied piano, oboe and singing to Grade 8 and beyond. She now teaches piano, and plays the accordion in a small folk band.

She has a gentle and nurturing approach to teaching and has been teaching piano to children for over ten years.

Mollie

Mollie Parry-Jones

Mollie Parry-Jones

Bristol
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Mollie co-founded Singing Tree and is a violinist, pianist and experienced primary school teacher.

She is also an artist (we have her to thank for the Singing Tree logo) and paints children's murals.

She has boundless energy and a childlike enthusiasm that captivates parents and pupils alike.

Fi

Fi

Fi Wright

East Sheen, London
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Fi studied music, dance and drama from a very young age. Singing has always been her great love and she trained with the English National Opera.

She also records and performs children's music in the UK and overseas. Her soulful voice and friendly relaxed approach make her a great teacher.

Kate

Kate

Kate Swainson-Price

Bristol (Bishopston / Redland / Cotham)
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An accomplished (Grade 8) flautist, Kate attended the Conservatoire Rachmaninov in Paris. The daughter of two professional musicans, she is passionate about the importance of starting music at the youngest age possible.

As a former teacher and childminder as well as mother of three she is an expert with children and really enjoys sharing her love of music with little ones.

Noeline

Noeline

Noeleen Beesley

Bradford on Avon
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Noeline's breadth of experience working in Early Years education as a qualified teacher makes her ideally suited to the pre-school classes - her approach is friendly, nurturing and playful.

She is a freelance artist, plays and has taught the flute, achieved the Certificate in Teaching with the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music and has recently taken up the guitar.

Noeline has a deep love of singing and sings in a local community choir.

Piri

Piri

Piri Uitz

Bristol
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Piri is a primary school teacher, singing teacher and nanny with great passion for music and the Kodaly-method. She got her qualifications in Hungary, the home of Kodaly.

She started learning music with the Kodaly-method at the age of 6 and has also been singing in various choirs ever since. She plays the violin and the piano.

Being a mum of three makes her approach to teaching very natural and gentle. She strongly believes that learning music from an early age is hugely benefical for the social and emotional development of children.

When not singing she loves being outdoors, yoga and dance.