Our Music and Movement instructor training will give you all the skills you need to be able to offer amazing fun and sensory music and movement sessions for babies, children and their grown ups. On completion you will be able to offer sessions in many ways such classes parents, babies and pre schoolers and in nursery and Early Years settings.

What are Music and Movement classes?

Music and Movement classes are fun classes for parents and babies/ children.

Music can play a powerful role in this development from the very start. Music has been found to soothe premature babies (and also their parents) in hospital nurseries. It has also been shown that babies and young children will listen calmly to a lullaby for twice as long as baby talk or adult speech.

We also know that making music, especially if it includes tapping, clapping, bouncing, and dancing has real benefits for development. There are so many benefits. We explore various instruments simple games, songs, activities, sensory play within a structure which all support parents child relationships and bonding and attachment which are vital for development. In the course we use music and popular children's songs in various ways to encourage movement and actions, trying out instruments within our own and popular children songs.

Train as a Music and Movement instructor

Confidently teach music and movement sessions with our Music and Movement instructor course either fully online with our distance learning option.

Music and Movement instructor training prices
Distance learning £395pp BOOK HERE **

Our aim is to train you to be able to deliver a really flexible way of teaching Music and Movement sessions either face to face or virtually. Let us share with you our recommended structure for our fun sand sensory Music and Movement babies class (0-18 months) and our toddler class (18 months to 5 years) as well as tips for teaching in a variety of settings including Music and Movement birthday parties and workshops.

We have trained people over 4000 infant massage, baby and toddler yoga and tummy time instructors and our Music and Movement fun and sensory sessions are a great additional service to offer.

What age children are the sessions suitable for?

Our Music and Movement sessions are structured in 2 age ranges: babies (0 to18 months) and toddlers and pre-schoolers (18 months to 5 years) . Both age ranges are included in this one course.

Who can train as a Music and Movement instructor?

There are no pre requisites but the may be useful for the following professions: teachers, teaching assistants, yoga teachers, baby massage instructors, health professionals, early years workers, child care professionals and children’s centre staff.

What does the course cover?
  • Principles, history and benefits of Music and Movement
  • Preparing for Music and Movement session
  • Safety aspects and explanations
  • Equipment and ideas
  • Child development in relation to Music and Movement
  • Health considerations for Music and Movement
  • 5 UNIQUE To Baby and Beyond songs written specifically for the course
  • 4 Full class plans and ideas for the 2 ages ranges for 2 themes
  • 4 Full class demonstration videos for 2 themes
  • Full 12 month planner for ideas for your class
  • Song ideas
  • Music and movement sessions for a variety of groups including stand alone classes, childcare settings and birthday parties
  • How to plan and run a Music and Movement session
  • Easy planning of Music and Movement sessions
  • Tips for students wishing to start playing an instrument.
How is it taught?

This course is delivered over distance / online learning.

How does the Distance /online learning work?
This popular option is fully accredited. There are 14 Music and Movement modules. Everything is on our online learning academy and can be accessed from your phone, tablet or computer. There are assessments after each module with question and answer papers, quizzes, videos and plans to submit as well as a video call session with your course tutor. Each module is likely to take around 1-2 hours. Our instructor training course is designed for individuals who want to learn in a flexible and fun way, from the comfort of their own home. This is a great fun and empowering course, to be able to add to your current business and help it grow, or as the start of a new one. It also a great offering for nursery, childcare practitioners and schools to be able to really enhance the services they offer for children in their care or attending their settings.

Do I need to complete case studies with real parents and children?

Yes, as part of the training you will be required to run a 3 Music and Movement baby sessions and a 3 session toddler sessions each with at least 4 parents and children.

What will I receive at the end of the course?

You will receive a Music and Movement Instructor Certificate and also our Qualified Music and Movement Instructor logo. This means you will be able to use out structure to run fun and sensory music and movement sessions within the community.

This course is also externally CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited by the Complementary Therapists Association - CThA and Westminster Indemnity for insurance.

Do I need any equipment?

Not to start the training but you will need some basic children's instrument (such as tambourines, maracas, drums etc....and sensory equipment, such as a play parachute, for your classes we discuss this in detail on the course.

Do I need to train to deliver music and movement sessions in the community?

There are no legal regulations for the training you need to set up music and movement sessions for children in your local community hall for example. Some people may choose to set up their own class structure and run their classes with songs and rhymes they know. However our course is offering you our years of experience in running these sessions for parents and their children, our fun, active, lively and sensory filled class structures, along with our 5 composed chosen songs and all the support around this.

Will I be a qualified music teacher or music therapist when I complete the course?

No - this course DOES NOT train you to become a qualified music teacher or music therapist you would need to undertake specialist training over a number of years, often at university to be able to do that. What is does do is offer you a great fun and sensory filled way to be able to run simple and interactive music and movement sessions within the community.


Music and Movement instructor training prices
Our online Music & Movement instructor course is priced just £395BOOK HERE **

What else is included?
  • All tuition will be led by Libby Shone who is a music and movement instructor, vocal coach and music teacher. Libby as a degree in music. She runs busy Music and Movement classes in South London. Julie Cleasby, who is the founder of To Baby and Beyond, registered paediatric nurse and health visitor and Jessica Barnaschone, Early Years Advisor at To Baby and Beyond and qualified primary teacher with a specialism in Early Years education.
  • Access to bi-monthly webinars with Founder Julie Cleasby on a range of topics including massage and yoga updates and also business set up.
  • You will receive downloadable handouts to support your learning.
  • Many video demonstrations throughout the course
  • Assessment fees.
  • Ongoing support throughout your post-course self-directed study.
  • An exclusive invite to our student and instructor 'Huddle' group just for To Baby and Beyond.
  • Monthy email updates.
  • Invite to our monthly virtual Live Student coaching session with Julie
  • Invite to our monthly virtual live instructor Q and A sessions with Julie or one of the training team
  • Invite to our monthly Get Confident challenges
  • Exclusive offers and discounts on further instructor trainings, courses and events
  • Access to further reduced cost study and CPD events.

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