In Spring 2019, Live Music Now South East collaborated with Small Steps School for Parents in Putney to create a series of 10 workshop sessions with children under 5 years old and their families, carers and school staff.
LMN Musicians Rosie Bowker and Henri Hill from Durufle Duo and jazz pianist Tom Millar worked alongside staff from Small Steps to run weekly themed music workshops with children with multi-sensory needs. They used singing and movement activities to work towards the children building their social and communication skills and develop independent movement such as sitting and balancing.
The music made a huge impact in the school, with many great responses from parents:
Live Music Now is grateful for the help of Samantha Cook, Bettina Kerekes, Anita Coppola and Ruth Evans at Small Steps in organising this project. We hope to do more work like this in the future!