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Mini Maestros in Children's Centres

Berkshire Maestros is bringing Mini Maestros to Children’s Centres in Reading. Throughout 2020, we will be offering fun and lively music classes for babies and toddlers (and their grown-ups!) at Wycliffe Church and Battle Library.

Berkshire Mini Maestros follows the adventures of our mascot Max Maestro with lots of singing, dancing and playing instruments. We aim to nurture a love of music for life whilst also building confidence and improving creative, physical, social and emotional skills. Led by professional musicians, our classes are exciting, engaging and well-paced, and use a range of inspiring resources and real instruments.

Join in the fun with Max for either Baby Beats or Toddler Beats:

  • Baby Beats - babies aged under a year old love gentle bouncing, rocking, playing peek-a-boo and tickling games, exploring instrumental sounds and moving to the beat. Come learn a variety of playful and soothing songs to use at home with your baby.
  • Toddler Beats – children aged one and two years and their grown-ups will sing fun action songs, play percussion instruments, dance with colourful scarves and have a wonderful introduction to musical experiences together.

Classes will be held at:

  • East Reading Cluster - Wycliffe Church, 233 Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4LS
    • Baby Beats (0-12 months) Tuesdays 1.00pm - 1.40pm
    • Toddler Beats (1 and 2 year olds) Tuesdays 2.00pm - 2.40pm
  • West Reading Cluster - Battle Library, 420 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1EE
    • Baby Beats (0-12 months) Wednesdays 1.00pm - 1.40pm
    • Toddler Beats (1 and 2 year olds) Wednesdays 2.00pm - 2.40pm

Classes are bookable in blocks of five weeks at a time. Thanks to charitable funding (mostly from the music education charity Youth Music), the classes have been kept to a very low price of £6.00 for each block of five, running between the following dates:

  • 14 January 2020 to 12 February 2020
  • 25 February 2020 to 25 March 2020
  • 21 April 2020 to 20 May 2020
  • 2 June 2020 to 1 July 2020

Places are limited so secure your place by booking in advance.

Bookings should be made directly with the Children’s Centre (not with Berkshire Maestros) by telephone; call East Reading Cluster on 0118 937 4602, or West Reading Cluster on 0118 937 5221.

Additional Children’s Centre locations for 2021 will be announced nearer the time.


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