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Polly Ives on Concert Music for Young Children

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Polly Ives on Concert Music for Young Children


Polly is a freelance concert presenter, workshop leader, trainer, cellist and teacher, based in Sheffield and working across the UK, with a particular specialism in music for children under eight years old.

She regularly works with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and founded a concert series for babies, toddlers and their grown-ups called Concerteenies. Polly also designs special music projects for schools, INSET days, Early Years settings and children’s groups.

Music with Polly Ives Facebook:

Concerteenies Facebook:

Music in the Round website:

There are 64 videos of songs, top tips, training resources, musicians’ demonstrations for 0-5 year olds here:

‘The Power of Nursery Rhymes with Polly Ives’ is a good starting teachers resource:

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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie