Music at Play – Training day for practitioners working with under 5s – Wednesday 1 May 2024


Music at Play - Training day for practitioners working with under 5s - Wednesday 1 May 2024 1

Music at Play: Training session at Full of Noises

Wednesday 1 May 2024 

At Piel View House, Barrow Park

Full of Noises hosts a day of training for creative practitioners interested in building skills in facilitating music lessons for children under 5.

In 2023 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) released a Music at Play online video series, featuring 24 sessions (12 for newborns and young toddlers / 12 for older toddlers and pre-schoolers) expertly led by creative education practitioners Satnam Galsian and Jess Baker.

Designed specifically to support early years development, these sessions use music to help broaden young children’s understanding of the world through sound as well as develop movement, fine motor, social and language skills.

They’re also a perfect vehicle for fun and exploration for children and their families.

As part of its work to support the sector to gain a better understanding of early years as a specialised area of music education, hcmf// is delighted to partner with Full of Noises to deliver a training day for music practitioners interested to learn more about this subject.

Led by hcmf// Learning & Participation Manager Sophie Cooper (a music for early years specialist), the training day will use the Music at Play series as a starting point for exploration and will be split into two sessions based on age-range.

  • The morning session will focus on newborns and young toddlers 11am-12.30pm.
  • The afternoon look at material for older toddlers and pre-school age children 1.30-3pm.

By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of how to craft an excellent music session for children under 5 and their families.

Both sessions are free to attend, and places can be booked online HERE.

For further information about this event, please contact

If you are an early years provider or music practitioner and would like to discuss the possibility of arranging training in your setting, please contact Sophie Cooper at

Co-funded by the Creative European Union
Arts Council