I thought members of this group may be interested in Plymouth Music Zone's video about the 'Tiny Tunes' project. We are interested to hear how other music organisations are finding the importance of engagement of parents and staff in Early Years settings to the success and sustainability of those projects. We certainly found it to be an indicator of longer term viability.
Plymouth Music Zone delivers an extensive music programme with the under 5s across the city - from babies to toddlers - in all kinds of places like nurseries, children's centres, primary schools and in our multi-sensory room. These 'Tiny Tunes' sessions are being shown to have a profound impact on young children, especially SEN/disabled children and those with English as a second language.
This film was created to show the kind of best practice being developed by PMZ in this area. It was produced by Fiona Evans. This strand of our work was funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music as well as the Big Lottery and other smaller funders. It is also supported by schools and the parents themselves.