Classes

Me & You Music provides unique music classes for the early years, that playfully introduce the wonderful world of music and inspire children to sing, dance and explore.
We will stamp our feet to the beat, move to the rhythm, dance with our friends, discover many instruments, create our own tunes, find our singing voice and much more. Parents are involved too, it’s a lovely chance to be creative together and bring more music into our daily routines. Sroll down for more information about what we do!
Apart from the weekly classes (see timetable below) Mischa facilitates tailored workshops in libraries, creches, schools, community halls, birthday parties and festivals.

 

Dublin 15 – Castleknock

Castleknock Community Centre (Laurel Lodge)
MONDAYS – Next term starts on November 4th running until Christmas
‘Musical Babies’ – baby class  (4 month – 16 month olds) @ 9.35-10.20am    *Fully booked, contact me for waiting list
‘Sing your socks off’ Toddlers (14 months  – 4 year olds)  @ 10.30-11.25am  *Fully booked, contact me for waiting list
‘Sing your socks off’ Toddlers (14 months  – 4 year olds)  @ 11.30am-12.25  *Please contact me if interested

Prices:
Toddler Classes term price €70 (7 classes) // €12 drop-in // Siblings are half price
Baby Classes term price €70 (7 classes) // €10 drop-in if space available

For more info contact Mischa on 087 7799014/ mischa@meandyoumusic.com

 

Dublin 18 – Sandyford/Stepaside

Belarmine Community Centre, Belarmine Plaza, Stepaside, Dublin 18
THURSDAYS – Next term starts on November 7th running until Christmas
‘Sing your socks off’ Toddlers (14 months – 4 year olds) @ 9.20-10.15am             *Please contact me if interested
‘Sing your socks off’ Toddlers (14 months – 4 year olds) @ 10.20-11.15am           *Please contact me if interested
‘Musical Babies’ – Baby class   (4 month – 16 months)     @ 11.25am-12.10noon *Fully booked, contact me for waiting list
NEW CLASS

‘Musical Magpies’ Preschoolers/Junior infants (age 3-5 years) @ 2.30-3.30pm   *Please contact me if interested

Prices:
Baby Classes term price €70 (7 classes) // €10 drop-in if space available
Toddler Classes term price €70 (7 classes) // €12 drop-in // Siblings are half price
Musical Magpie Classes term price 85 (7 classes)

For more info contact Mischa on 087 7799014/ mischa@meandyoumusic.com

(Directions Belarmine: Follow the road from lams cross, at the roundabout take a left into Belarmine estate, follow the road, when you get to the playground take a right underneath the arch which will bring you into the carpark, the entrance to the centre is beside The Market shop – the room is upstairs to the right.)

 

Dun Laoghaire – Glenageary

St Pauls Parish Centre, St Pauls Silchester rd, Glenageary
No classes at the moment

 

What happens at the classes:

Mischa’s classes are tailored for the different age groups and designed with the child at the centre, ready to delve into a world of music.

During the classes/ workshops Mischa will bring the children on a lively and exciting musical journey full of songs, instruments, dance and stories. They will stamp their feet to the beat, wiggle their fingers to a seasonal rhyme, tap and clap a catchy rhythm, dance around with their friends, hide under big colourful scarves, play their many instruments, meet lots of puppet friends, get to express their unique voices and have oodles of fun along the way.

Playing instruments is a big part of making music together and all the participants will get a chance to try out all the various instruments and explore the different sounds they make. We have maraca shakers, rhythm sticks, wrist bells, tambourines, drums of different sizes, African percussion instruments and pitched instruments like bells and chime bars for more melodic work. Puppets and other fun props are also part of the musical experience, bringing alive a musical story or rhyme.

The children are gradually introduced to more challenging songs, rhythms and games, that continue to gently encourage their musical abilities and understanding, while developing their musical ear and their confidence in making music.

Singing songs is another big part of the classes, encouraging an awareness of melody and develop an ear for pitch and a real feel for rhythm. Children naturally sing as they develop their speech, using their voice as their first musical instrument, and what a brilliant and unique instrument it is! Mischa encourages to sing and express following the Kodaly’s principles of early years music development. If a child can sing a little song, follow a little melody and tap their little feet to the beat they are already brilliant musicians. Picking up an instrument after this is a piece of cake.

Apart from music being great fun, it is invaluable to start with music at an early age as it strengthens many aspects of a child’s development – like language skills, listening skills, concentration skills and motor skills. When making music (whether singing, playing or active listening) pretty much every part of the brain is used, all the different parts of our brain are connecting, imagine how great this is for a growing child. Many parents have expressed their surprise at the advance development of speech and/or focus after a series of music classes.

“Overall I hope to cultivate a love for making music and make singing part of everyday life. When I started my classes several years ago my main goal was to pass on songs to parents and inspire children simply just to sing their hearts out every day … hence I called the initial classes ‘Sing your Socks off’”.