Calendar – other workshops

In addition to running our weekly sessions, we also work with schools and other organisations – see below for what we’re up to

Term time Weekly sessions, come along as and when, pay as you go 

New term starts 1st September 2014

AUGUST 2014

FAMILY SESSION Heaton Baptist Church Hall  HEATON- Wednesday 20th August 2014 – Victoria, Jill and Abi will be running 2 family sessions at Heaton. For all those missing Piccolo and those teachers who never get to come to a session. Sessions are 9.45 and 10.45 and please feel free to bring older children if you think they will enjoy the singing and be happy to join in. Email abi@piccolomusic.co.uk to book tickets online. £4.50 for the first child and £3 for the second with a 5% admin fee for using paypal.

USEFUL VISION - Sunderland -Tuesday 1st July 2014 - Victoria and Bethan lead songs and musical games with children with visual impairment and their siblings and families.

WALKERGATE NURSERY - Friday 4th July 2014 - Abi is working with children and staff running music sessions for the staff to develop and learn new songs and musical activities with the children

WALKERGATE NURSERY - Tuesday 8th July 2014 - Abi is working with children and staff running music sessions for the staff to develop and learn new songs and musical activities with the children

MOUTH OF THE TYNE FESTIVAL - Tynemouth Station- Saturday 12th July 2014 10.00 a.m to 11.00 a.m- Abi, Diane and Hatti will be starting off the day with a big family sing with ward winning songs and in line with the world cup theme a couple of French and African songs. Can’t wait to be there again.

MOUTH OF THE TYNE FESTIVAL - Tynemouth Station- Sunday 13th July 201410.00 a.m to 11.00 a.m, Abi, Diane and Hatti will be starting off the day with a big family sing with ward winning songs and in line with the world cup theme a couple of French and African songs. Can’t wait to be there again.

WALKERGATE NURSERY - Tuesday 15th July 2014 - Abi is working with children and staff running music sessions for the staff to develop and learn new songs and musical activities with the children

JUNE 2014

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH- Weekly sessions, come along as and when, pay as you go

USEFUL VISION - Sunderland -Tuesday 3RD JUNE 2014 - Victoria and Bethan lead songs and musical games with children with visual impairment and their siblings and families. 

WALKERGATE NURSERY – Tuesday 3rd June 2014 – Abi is working with children and staff running music sessions for the staff to develop and learn new songs and musical activities with the children

REGENT FARM SCHOOLFriday 6th June 2014 – the last in a 6 week workshop working with nursery children. We’ve learned new songs, musical games and written our own verses to songs.

ST GEORGES SCHOOL NEWCASTLEFriday 6th June 2014 – the last of a 6 week workshop with year 1 and 2. We’re going to perform the songs we learned this week. We’ve learned part songs and songs with body percussion and the children and teachers have worked really hard learning the material and trying out new ways of performing the songs. Mrs Douglas, one of the teachers said ‘We’ve practised for 10 minutes in the morning between 9 and 9.30 and the difference in the children when they start numeracy and literacy is amazing. They are more alert and awake and keen to learn. They want to sing the songs, it’s not seen as a chore and they enjoy the challenges of the body percussion. The whole mood in the classes with both children and staff has markedly improved. You can really see a difference’
 
CENTRE FOR LIFE - Newcastle –  Tuesday 10th June 2014 – Preschool fun day - fun day with lots of activities arranged for the children. Don’t miss the new show in the planetarium and PICCOLO are singing throughout the day. You need to book on to one of the four sessions when you arrive.
 
TEACHER TRAINING - Monday 16th June 2014 -Songs and Musical Activities to Introduce Counting, Pulse and Rhythm for Early Years, Reception and Year 1 – a twilight workshop for teachers looking for new ideas and material to use in their classroom.  If you would like to know more email Abi abi@piccolomusic.co.uk
 
WALKERGATE NURSERY - Tuesday 17th June 2014 - Abi is working with children and staff running music sessions for the staff to develop and learn new songs and musical activities with the children
 
KINDER CASTLE DAY NURSERY - Tynemouth – Wednesday 25th June 2014 Abi visits the different groups in the nursery and the staff and children enjoy songs and musical activities. 
 
WALKERGATE NURSERY - Friday 27th June 2014 - Abi is working with children and staff running music sessions for the staff to develop and learn new songs and musical activities with the children

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OTHER ACTIVITIES :)

 
 
WELBECK  ACADEMY - Byker – 6 week workshop – Sing yourself Happy starting Friday 8th November 2013
 
BATTLE HILL SCHOOL- Wallsend – Sing throughout the day – morning and afternoon – Tuesday 12th November 2013
 
BEACON HILL FAMILY SESSIONBeacon Hill School – Family session in the morning – Saturday 16th November 2013 – contact abi@piccolomusic.co.uk for more information
 
KINDER CASTLE DAY NURSERY - Tynemouth – Singing sessions throughout the nursery – Monday 18th November 2013
 
CENTRE FOR LIFE - Newcastle – Preschool fun day – Tuesday 19th November 2013
 
OCTOBER 2013
 
USEFUL VISION - Sunderland – Singing session – Tuesday 8th October 2013
 
CENTRE FOR LIFE - Newcastle – Preschool fun day – Tuesday 15th October 2013
 
KINDER CASTLE DAY NURSERY - Tynemouth – Singing sessions throughout the nursery – Friday 18th October 2013
 
HADRIAN PARK SCHOOL - Wallsend – A Musical Day of Fun – Tuesday 22nd October 2013
 
  
BALLIOL SCHOOL -  Sing a Story Workshop  – Tuesday 26th November 2013
 

Past Events

SEPTEMBER 2013

USEFUL VISION – Sunderland – Singing session – Tuesday 3rd September 2013

CENTRE FOR LIFE – Newcastle – Preschool fun day – Tuesday 10th September 2013

 KINDER CASTLE DAY NURSERY – Tynemouth – Singing sessions throughout the nursery – Friday 20th September 2013
 ST CUTHBERTS SCHOOL - Wallsend – Sing throughout the day and Sing yourself a smile workshops – Tuesday 24th September 2013

30th April 21st May and 18th June  2013  Early Years Days at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne . Fabulous fun ALL DAY LONG. £5.50 adults, under fives FREE. Soft play, crafts, exploration, cafe/picnic area, and singing with Piccolo :-)

Easter Holidays are Friday 29th March to Sunday 14th April, sessions recommence Monday 15th April.

14th July SATURDAY Piccolo was at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival on in Tynemouth Station

3rd July 2012  ”Silksworth Tennis and wellbeing centre, Sunderland “Bounce” – a free Useful Vision early years group for babies and toddlers who have vision impairment. Meet other parents and have a chat over refreshments, soft play and sensory room . Relaxed music and singing session perfect for babies and under fives with Piccolo Music from 1pm. Siblings are welcome. Don’t forget to book your place by calling Susan Cullingworth on 0845 604 8491 or email.

12th July 2012  Piccolo ran family singing and music making at the Great North Museum Mouse’s picnic and fun day

16th July 2012 Northern Counties College, Jesmond, Newcastle:  ”Bounce” – a free Useful Vision early years group for babies and toddlers who have vision impairment. Meet other parents and have a chat over refreshments, soft play and if it’s sunny, a secure outside play area too.  Relaxed music and singing session perfect for babies and under fives with Piccolo Music from 1pm. Siblings are welcome. Don’t forget to book your place by calling Susan Cullingworth on 0845 604 8491 or email  info@usefulvision.org.uk

18th June 2012 Northern Counties College, Jesmond, Newcastle:  ”Bounce” – a free Useful Vision early years group for babies and toddlers who have vision impairment.

19th June, 2012 Last one of the year – Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne .

1st June  2012 – we popped into Beaconhill Special School in Wallsend to join the children’s Jubilee party for some singing and playing - what fun! the kids do amazing Makaton versions of our songs and delighted in having the ‘LIVE’ performance of some of their favourites.

22nd May 2012   Abi and Anna delivered two one hour workshops to second and third year BEd students at Northumbria Uni giving them lots of ideas for musical fun and songs in the primary school classroom. Rachel Johnson e mailed us “I was in the first workshop at Northumbria University and had a wonderful time! … So inspired that I’ve even decided to explore singing for my dissertation!” The students were fabulous, joining in and willing to learn, great fun!

4th May 2012 Northern Counties College, Jesmond, Newcastle: “Bounce” – a free Useful Vision early years group for babies and toddlers who have vision impairment.

15th May 2012 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

April 17th  2012 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life

8th March Piccolo’s 12th birthday! Heaton.

16th March 2012 Percussion play for 2-5 year olds , training workshop held by Newcastle Music Service. £40 per trainee.

24th February 2012 Musical fun and games for developing children’s speaking and listening skills – training workshop run by Newcastle City Council for those working with 2-5′s at schools or in EY settings

February 21st 2012 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life,

Saturday 4th February at South Shields Library we celebrated National  Love your Library Day with singing and musical fun for under sixes

7th February 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne  -  second meeting of Sound Ideas training and networking group

7th February 2012 Piccolo sessions for UsefulVision –  11-12noon a free early years group for babies/ toddlers with a vision impairment.

January 17th 2012 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

23rd January 2012 training workshop run by Newcastle City Council – songs and musical fun for preschool and toddlers.

Sunday 11th December - Family Christmas Singalong Parties for babies and toddlers.

Tuesday 13th December Useful Vision toddler christmas party, Silksworth Wellbeing centre Sunderland

3rd December 2011 2-3pm  EnjoyMusic,  the big music shop at Royal Quays outlet Shopping centre ,playing our Ukuleles and teaching  adults and children to play too. Everyone was amazing! Jingle Bells sounded brilliant.

November 15th Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne: Piccolo runs singing and music sessions at the Centre for Life on these days dedicated to under fives; entry to the centre is £5.50 for adults and under fives accompanying them are free! There are lots of activities and of course lots of singing – a great fun day once a month: - also on Jan 17, 2012, Feb 21, 2012…

November 19th and 20th North of England Children’s Book Festival, Benfield School Newcastle. Piccolo family singalongs

26th November  Piccolo was at the St Oswalds’ Hospice Christmas Market, singing and selling our CDs and gifts.

7th November second beginners Adult Ukulele group for 4 weeks. Contact us for details or February course or book via shop link on left.

1st November  Newcastle upon Tyne  FREE event  –  first meeting of Sound Ideas training and networking group – why not join us for the next one  6.12.11?

October 18th Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

11th October Piccolo sessions for UsefulVision -  a free early years group for babies/ toddlers with a vision impairment.

26th September Adult Ukulele group started Monday afternoon for 4 weeks. Contact us for details

20th September Pre school day at Life

27th July and 24th August – Boogle Oogle Family Party – 2  Sessions : 10.15 and 11.30 – Bunting, cake, Free finger puppet and CD we had a ball!

18th August and 1st September- Sing and Tonic for babies and new parents 11am to 12.30. Bunting cake coffee and song- loads of fun and loads of gorgeous babies!

18th June – Piccolo is at Heaton Community Festival in Heaton Park, Newcastle upon Tyne,

29th March -13th June 2011  Maple Lodge Nursery Gosforth – training programme

7th May 2011 Opening of Riverside Centre North Shields as  new Children’s Centre Piccolo is supported this event , providing singing sessions for under fives.

7th June 2011 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne:  Theme – ‘The Tea Party’

1st March 2011       Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne  THEME:-  “In the Garden”

5th February 2011       North East Special Needs Network day, Newcastle. Piccolo ran running family singing workshops for this event.

8th February 2011       Darlington NCMA childminders’ workshop – evening

22nd March 2011               Newburn Manor Nursery  Ukulele workshop for staff

18th January 2011 Teacher training workshop for North Tyneside Music Service (Primary), focussing on Fun and Practical Ideas for delivering Phase One of ‘Letters and Sounds’, the Government’s National Strategy for teaching children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling. Friday 14th January 2011

11th January 2011 Centre for Life Pre- school day – singing with Piccolo!

5th January 2011  Piccolo training for Freelancers

Workshop for those interested in freelance work with Piccolo, Linskill Centre North Shields

23rd November 2010 Percussion Play for Under Fives – Workshop for Gateshead Early Years Team

If you work in Childcare in Gateshead and are interested in attending this or similar courses, please contact your Early Years training manager for details or Team Valley Sure Start Children’s Centre.

13-14th November 2010 National Childminders Association Annual Conference – Bristol

Piccolo joined childminders from across the UK for their Annual Conference delivering a lively interactive workshop for childminders wanting to sing with their children, teaching them catchy, original songs that children and adults love. The Piccolo song basket has songs for dressing up to, playing with puppets, dancing in circles, clapping games, knee bouncers, finger rhymes, percussion play and more. Delegates went away humming new songs, buzzing with new ideas and bursting with enthusiasm –  just have to sing and smile! Visit www.ncma.org.uk for more information, photos and film footage. See Ode to Childminders for the song we’ve written and which we all sung with gusto at the Conference!

Tuesday 19th October

EYFS Storytime and Songtime for under fives: Workshop – Gateshead

Abi and Anna ran this course for Gateshead SureStart/Early years programme as part of a series of five, so if you work in Childcare in Gateshead and are interested in attending similar courses, please contact your Early Years training manager for details or Team Valley Sure Start Children’s Centre.

Monday 20th Sept.

Early Years Days at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne – holiday theme : had a good sing and look forward to being back on November 2nd. See you then!

Sunday September 12th 2010 2pm -3pm

The BIG SING with Piccolo – we celebrated 10 years of singing and helped us raise £265 for Emma Maltby Memorial Fund/Teenage Cancer TrustWe are welcomed anyone who has enjoyed singing with us over the last ten years, plus family and friends to join us for a BIG SING at Linskill Community Centre in North Shields. Had great fun singing lots of favourites and raised the rof with part songs too. Thanks to everyone for all your support.

6th July 2010 Storytelling and songs – Workshop – NewcastleAbi and Anna ran this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested in attending this or similar courses, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details. It might be free or a charge is made of about £30, depending on where you work.
15th June 2010 Numbers counting and Rhythm – songs for under fives: Workshop – GatesheadAbi and Anna ran this course for Gateshead SureStart/Early years programme as part of a series of five, so if you work in Childcare in Gateshead and are interested in attending similar courses, please contact your Early Years training manager for details or Team Valley Sure Start Children’s Centre.
25th May 2010 Percussion Play for under fives – Workshop – NewcastleAbi and Anna ran this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, details as above for 6th July entry.
uesday May 4th 20109.30-5pm Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TyneAnother fun day out with a Growing theme and lots of Piccolo singing sessions. More planned for next year so keep checking our website for details, or sign up for our mailing list by contacting us.
Tuesday 23rd March 201010-12 noon Musical Play for Babies under One – Workshop – NewcastleAbi and Anna ran this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested in attending similar courses, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details. It might be free or a charge is made of about £30, depending on where you work.
Saturday 20th March 20101.15pm and3.30pm Piccolo Birthday Celebratory Show : Shake Rattle and Sing! at Studio 2 Newcastle PlayhouseA sell out! The show was aimed at 1-4 year olds but younger and older children enjoyed the fun too – not to mention Granny and Grandpa! With songs from our Gold Award winning CD, we had a fun- filled sing-a-long with lots of singing, dancing, puppets and an opportunity to play in the band.
Tuesday March 2nd 20109.30-5pm Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TyneAnother fun day out with a My Body theme and lots of singing and musical fun was had by all. Hope to see you at the next one on May 4th!
8th March 2010 Training workshop:Fun and Practical Ideas for delivering Phase One of ‘Letters and Sounds’, the Government’s National Strategy for teaching children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling.Another practical workshop with lots of ideas for enhancing classroom activities supporting early literacy. Arranged by Newcastle LEA Early Years Team.
Tuesday 2nd February 201010-12 noon How to enjoy percussion instruments with pre-school children – Workshop – NewcastleAbi and Anna will ran this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested in attending similar courses, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details. It might be free or a charge is made of about £30, depending on where you work.
Tuesday January 19th 20109.30-5pm Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TyneAnother fun day out with an Animals theme and a chance to come and sing with Anna Abi and Allison.
November 2nd and 24th 2009Newcastle Training workshop:Fun and Practical Ideas for delivering Phase One of ‘Letters and Sounds’, the Government’s National Strategy for teaching children how the alphabet works for reading and spelling.These workshop were very popular and trainees left with lots of new ideas for activities and songs to support their Letters and Sounds teaching. Another workshop is taking place in March if you want to look into it.
December 1st 2009 Newcastle10-12 noon EYFS Songtime and Storytime using Puppets and Props Workshop – NewcastleAbi and Anna will run this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested in attending, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details. It might be free or a charge is made of about £30, depending on where you work.
November 17th 2009 9.30-5 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TyneAnother fun day out with a Snow and Ice theme and a chance to come and sing with Anna Abi and Allison. More dates coming in 2010!
Thursday October 1st2.15-3pm Older People’s Day : Sing With Piccolo!Abi, Anna and Allison lead a relaxed session of songs and harmonies with the Thursday afternoon social club of the ‘Live at Home Scheme’, at North Shields Methodist Church, to celebrate Older People’s Day.There were great renditions of ‘Fish and Chips/One bottle of Pop’ in three parts, Gospel Medley and ‘Que Sera’ amongst other numbers! We hope to be invited back…Val, who organised the event said “The members said they really enjoyed the session, but would have liked it to be a bit longer! “
September 15th 2009 9.30-5 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TynePiccolo had another fun day out with a Dinosaur theme and singing sessions with Anna Abi and Allison.
13th 20th and 27th August 2009 Piccolo ‘Sing and Tonic’ – St Teresa’s Church hall Heaton, NewcastleWe had great sing-a-longs with mums dads and young babies, including several songs with two or even three parts – harmonies were superb! Thanks to everyone who came and sang their hearts out, it was lots of fun and nice to be able to have longer chats and social time afterwards.
8th June 2009 10-12 noon EYFS Songtime and Storytime using Puppets and Props Workshop – NewcastleAbi and Anna ran this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested in similar courses, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details. It might be free or a charge is made of about £30, depending on where you work.
3rd June 2009 10am Washington Town Centre Library, Tyne and Wear – Piccolo sessionFun was had by all at the library, the day after it re-opened after a major re-fit. Lots of children and carers joined in with Anna and Abi, singing old and new songs and making lots of noise with instruments, to celebrate to library re-opening.
April 21st 2009 Early Years Days at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TyneAnother fun day out for Piccolo….more dates coming soon!
24th February 200910-12 noon EYFS Songtime and Storytime using Puppets and Props Workshop – NewcastleAbi and Anna delivered this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested in similar workshops, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details.
23rd January 2009 Early Years Music Conference, for Northumberland County Music Service, Choppington Welfare CentrePiccolo ran workshops focussing on number/counting songs – for teachers in Key Stage one and Foundation Stage Contact. The training was set up by Jill Walker at the music service (01670 533000.)
January 13th 2009 and March 3rd Early Years Days at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tynesee other entries for details – more dates coming up!
2nd December 2008 Enriching the EYFS Curriculum with Music and SongsAbi and Anna delivered this course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested in similar training, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details.
14th November 2008 Hartlepool Children’s Librarians: Training Workshop- Make your Story Time Magical and MusicalAnother training session for Children’s Librarians like the one at Gateshead (below).
23rd September 2008 Gateshead Children’s Librarians: Training Workshop- Make your Story Time Magical and MusicalThis workshop focussed on bringing storytime to life for under fives, (including babies); we looked at using songs, puppets and vocal techniques for making story time fun and entertaining for children and their carers. Trainees received a CD and lots of ideas to enhance their Storytelling/Rhymetime sessions.
19th September 200810-12 noon Songs and Musical Fun for Toddlers and Pre-school children – Workshop
Early Education and Childcare Service, Newcastle Upon TyneThis course was suitable for anyone working with children 22-60 months. Delegates had fun singing old and new songs in lots of different ways – and received a free CD of songs.Topics covered included
- Warm up songs to encourage movement and develop co-ordination.
- Learning how to make the most of songs already known
- Bringing songs to life and encouraging participation and social interaction
- Percussion play
- Gaining confidence in using singing as an additional resource
16th September 2008 Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TynePiccolo ran singing and music sessions at the Centre for Life; entry to the centre was £3 for adults and under fives accompanying them were free! There were lots of activities and of course lots of singing – a great fun day, and more of these are planned for 2009.
2nd May 2008 South Shields Librarians Training Workshop- Make your Story Time magical and MusicalThis workshop focussed on bringing storytime to life for under fives, (including babies); we looked at using songs, puppets and vocal techniques for making story time fun and entertaining for children and their carers. Trainees all enjoyed the workshop and left with a CD and lots of ideas to enhance their storytelling sessions; their work involves visiting childcare settings to encourage families to join the library, using materials from the Book Ahead Scheme.
21st April 2008 and 27th June Early Years Day at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon TynePiccolo ran running singing and music sessions at the Centre for Life, throughout the day at the first ever Early Years Activity Days.
14th March 2008 Musical Play for Children Under one – Workshop
Early Education and Childcare Service, Newcastle Upon TyneThis course was for anyone working with babies aged 0-12 months. We had fun singing old and new songs in lots of different ways – and trainees left with a CD to keep on singing when they got back to work!Abi and Anna deliver this courses for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested, please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details. It might be free or a charge is made of about £30, depending on where you work.
Friday 8th February 2008 North Tyneside Early Years Conference:
The Langdale Centre Wallsend, Newcastle
Abi and Anna delivered 2 workshops for delegates at this conference in Newcastle for those working in Early Years – lots of singing and fun was had by all. All delegates received a free CD to take away.
Friday 18th January 2008 Easy Rhymes and songs for Practitioners working with families where English is a second language- 2 hour Workshop
Early Education and Childcare Service, Newcastle Upon Tyne (with SureStart)
11th, 12th, 13th Dec 2007 Piccolo Christmas Sessions – ticketed sessions to round off the year, party style!
Friday 23rd November FREE Christmas Singing Session at Whickham Library with an opportunity to buy Piccolo CDs and Books.
26th June 20073 hours Songs and Musical Fun for Babies and Toddlers – Workshop
Early Education and Childcare Service, Newcastle Upon TyneAn interactive and practical introduction to bringing more music and song into your work with young children. Abi and Anna delivered this popular course for Newcastle SureStart/Early years programme. They are running more courses in 2008/9, so if you work in Childcare on Tyneside and are interested please contact Virginia Camondo on 0191 2774434 for details. Many are free and others just a small charge.
13th May 2007 Alnwick Garden – Walk Fundraising day for Autism SpeaksPiccolo sang through the rain (and boy did it rain!) and helped the charity raise funds at one of their biggest events of the year.
27th April 2007 Tyne Metropolitan College, North TynesideTraining workshop was enjoyed by Childcare students who learned how to bring more music and song into their work with babies and young children.
20th April 2007 Teeny Tots and Tinies – Taster DayA fun morning for all the family when Piccolo sang a few songs, and had a stall selling CDs and thier Wriggle and Giggle book, more events are planned for next year!
January – June 2007 Longbenton Children’s Centre Training Project, NewcastleAbi has been working with Longbenton Children’s Centre to train key staff, and help develop the centre’s use of music and song in their work with babies and under fives. Sessions in the Community have benefitted from Piccolo visits, and their own Jiggle and Tickle sessions are now up and running. So if you live in the area, contact the Centre for more details of when and where. This project will continue with more input and support from Piccolo over the coming few months.
Friday 10th November2006 Foundation Stage Music Conference,
Hepscott park , Morpeth, NorthumberlandPractical curriculum for Pre-School-Reception. Anna and Abi delivered training workshops focussing on new songs and ways of singing with young children, at the this conference for Early Years Practioners based in Northumberland. Organised by Northumberland County Music Service
Thursday 16th November 2006 ‘Successful Singing with Under Fives’ Training Workshop
Caedmon hall, Gateshead Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LNAnna and Abi gave a lively, practical workshop at 7pm, followed by a chance to chat, network, and relax with a drink in the bar/cafe. over 100 people working or hoping to work with babies and under five attended the event, keen to find new ideas for musical play with children. They left with new songs, tips, how to get everyone joining in, making songs lively and interactive. Priced at £15 per person including training CD and notes. CDs and resources were on sale afterwards.
Comments left on the board at the end included: ‘Live music makes all the difference – great ideas for Babies’ ‘Fantastic way to be trained -fun and learning together!’ and ‘Fab interaction-excellent display of key learning’.
Saturday November 4th 2006 Borders Books: Once more at the Silver link Branch of Borders, Coast Road, Newcastle. Singing sessions for families who ‘Wriggled and Giggled’ with Piccolo who were promoting their new book, and Christmas CD on sale at Borders now!
October 14th-15th 2006 Little Ones Fair
Little Ones Fair, Haydock Park Race Course, Manchester
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Families had heaps of fun at this fair/exhibition in the North West. Over 70 stands, from childrens wear, toys, nursery equipment, furniture and birth pools to food, gifts, books, educational products, parties and personalised items to name but a few…and of course Piccolo CDs, gift packs, instruments and books.
Sunday 1st October 2006 Borders Books: At the Gateshead Branch of Borders,Team Valley Retail Park, Gateshead. Singing sessions for families who ‘Wriggled and Giggled’ with Piccolo who were promoting their new book, on sale at Borders Gateshead now!
September 2nd 2006 Borders Books: At the Teeside Branch of Borders,Goodwood Square, Teesside Retail Park, Thornaby, Stockton-On-Tees. Singing sessions for families who ‘Wriggled and Giggled’ with Piccolo who were promoting their new book, on sale at Borders Teeside now!
11th July 2006 NCMA Northumberland Regional meeting: Training workshop
8th July 2006 Borders Books: At the Silver link Branch of Borders, Coast Road, Newcastle. Singing sessions for families who ‘Wriggled and Giggled’ with Piccolo who were promoting their new book, on sale at Borders now!
6th July 2006 Training workshop for Playgroup leaders South Shields EYDCP
23rd June 2006 Jane Fry Family Centre, South Shields: Singing session with children with special needs
May – July 2006 Longhorsley Playgroup, Nursery and School, Northumberland: a 4 week project to promote singing and music provision with children in Longhorsley Village, training teachers and leaders and singing with the children.
13th June 2006 Sure Start West Derwentside Picnic in the Park: to celebrate SureStart Month. Piccolo will be singing and enjoying songs from the Wriggle and Giggle Book with staff who have trained with them.
9th June 2006 Picnic in the Park, Saltwell Park Gateshead : Organised by Gateshead Pre-School Learning Alliance. Lots of fun and games for under fives. Come and sing with Piccolo – It’s FREE! 10am -2pm. Just come along.
31st March 2006 Wandsworth Borough Council London: training day and music sessions for staff at the One ‘o’clock centres for under fives
27 February 2006 WORKSHOP: Sucessful Singing & Music sessions for babies and children under Five SureStart, Newcastle
Aimed at boosting your confidence and discovering new ways of singing and making music with babies and children under 5 years old. Two (identical) workshops for anyone working with small children. These were free to those working in childcare settings in Newcastle.
17th March and 7th April 2006 Sure Start West Derwentside training workshops: to launch ‘Wriggle and Giggle’ Book by Piccolo, and help staff establish singing and music sessions in their varied settings.
17th February 2006 World Book Day celebrations at South Shields Library: Piccolo sang with under fives in the afternoon, by invitation.
13th January 2006 Breastfeeding support cafe launch: Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Anna and Abi are very happy to be singing with new mums at this event.
27th January 2006 Chinese New Year Celebration: Hebburn CA, South Shields
South Shields EYDCP
We’re helping young children and their carers to celebrate the Chinese New Year, at this special event in South Tyneside.
5th February 2006 Downes Syndrome North East : Music Day family fun for children with Downes Syndrome and their siblings, at the Parks North Shields.
24 June 2005 SureStart Week
Bents Park, South Shields
Outdoor event for under fives and their carers.
18 June 2005 Does Chatter Matter?
National Childminders Association Annual Regional Meeting, Darlington
Workshop for delegates.
27 May 2005 Children’s Centre Launch & Open Day
Battle Hill Children’s Centre, Wallsend
Supported by SureStart and North Tyneside Council.
18 & 22 April 2005 Story Telling Through Song
North Tyneside College
Training sessions for students at North Tyneside College.
15 April 2005 Hans Christian Anderson – Birthday Celebration
South Shields Library
Join Piccolo for stories and songs to celebrate the birth of the famous childrens’ author.
21 March 2005 Training Workshop
South Tyneside EYDCP Childminders’ Network, South Shields
27-28 November 2004 Story Telling Through Song
National Childminders Association Annual Conference, Scarborough
Workshop for 120 delegates.
1 October 2005 Story Telling Through Song
Professional Nanny National Conference, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Anna and Abi delivered a session on enhancing stories with song as part of the Early Years & Primary Teaching Exhibition.
24 September 2005 Children Are Our Future
Newcastle Action for Parent & Toddler Groups Initiative National Conference, Castlegate Centre, Newcastle
Anna and Abi delivered two afternoon sessions focussing on the benefits of song and rhyme for babies and children.
5 November 2005 CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Successful Singing and Musical Fun with Babies and Children
Newcastle Childminders’ Conference, Newcastle
Anna and Abi will be delivered a workshop focussing on fun ways of singing with babies and children. This event was open to all childminders in Newcastle.