Music for babies, important and inspirational work.

Music for babies

Music for babies

Working as an early years musician is a journey for me that has so much richness, creative freedom and emotional joy. When I meet and work with very young children with their parents or carers it is truly inspiring to see smiles and laughter, joy and playfulness working hand in hand with musical creativity. I feel like I am on a journey with them for a while and we stay in a space where the most important thing is sharing joy. I learn so much from the children and their carers and parents about openness, feelings, focus, sharing and the ups and downs of the human experience.
This work also brings me many painful pangs of guilt and sorrow. I think about my own three children when they were so so small and wish I had started on this path so much sooner…When I see first hand the positive and profound effects creative work in music gives children and the more I learn ,the more I fret about whether they received enough creative nurturing when they were very little babies. This is what parents who are also early years musicians do. Although they are older (11,10, 8) they are very interested in my work now and are really enthusiastic about helping me work on ideas.. I love that.
In this work, I feel like I can create the best work I can do, and I can do that for the most precious audience. This feels good.