About us

Who are we?


When Abi first started Piccolo, there was no internet and no other groups for babies and small children apart from Mother and Toddler groups. In 2000, Piccolo was born.

Abi Cotton continues to run Piccolo music with a great team of music leaders. Here at Piccolo we provide music and singing sessions, specialising in Early Years, and encourage adults and children to ‘sing like nobody is watching’!

We feel that singing and music are very important factors in our lives that can bring a lot of happiness, joy and smiles to not only ourselves but the people around us. We continue to marvel at the impact singing can have on children, watching many sing before they can talk, copy actions and remember lyrics.

What do we do?

Weekly family music sessions for babies and toddlers in the North East

Great fun sung ‘live’ with guitar accompaniment and music leaders to encourage participation.

Fun interactive school workshops from nursery age to Year Two

Ten years experience working in schools delivering music sessions encouraging singing and movement and music activities to boost musicality, turn taking, concentration, creativity and social interaction.

Training for music leaders and teachers


Abi’s fun and informal approach aims to make music more accessible using and adapting simple songs and developing innovative, creative and simple activities. Her sense of fun is known to be infectious! Bespoke training in the workplace is also available.

Award winning songs

Sung and composed by Abi Cotton and Anna Scantlebury.

These are available to use under license and are sung throughout the world.