Welcome to Jack and Jill Music Classes!
Jack and Jill music classes in Edinburgh are live, interactive music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children with accompanying adults and are taught by a qualified and experienced musician.
Early learning is encouraged through stimulating and multi-sensory musical activities shared between the adult and young child. Many areas of child development are fostered in the classes particularly language, social and emotional, intellectual, physical and musical though the primary aim is always to have fun making music together!
Age-appropriate classes give young children opportunities to use their voices, explore sound and music creatively, handle simple percussion instruments, participate in movement and dance and above all learn to listen in a carefully structured yet relaxed and happy atmosphere. Music is performed live, usually on the guitar, violin, piano or recorder-as well as singing of course! Content is based around flexible fortnightly themes such as music from South America, farm animals, trucks and trains, and the seaside and brought to life using an exciting range of unusual instruments including steel drums, bagpipes, the accordion and many more.
When do we meet?
Where do we meet?
We meet at St. Catherine's Argyle Church, Grange Road, Marchmont. There are parking facilities beside the church, and access for buggies and wheelchairs.
How much are the music classes?
Classes are £5.80 each, payable termly in advance. Some concessions are available for accompanying younger siblings.
About our music teacher
Jill Reeves is a fully qualified music teacher and holds a Mus B (Hons), LRAM (violin teacher) and a diploma in music therapy from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Since leaving university Jill has enthusiastically developed her career in the field of early childhood and special needs music education:
'I've always believed in the power of live music making-seeing young children having so much fun with and through live musical experience is what makes running Jack and Jill such a fulfilling and important part of my life!'
Jill also currently teaches music at the Royal Blind School, St Crispin's Special School and Edinburgh Young Musicians, and plays violin in Edinburgh's Meadows Chamber Orchestra.
The music classes were established in 1993 and have been flourishing ever since. Some children joined as babies and have continued throughout their pre-school years. Other families have returned time and again with younger siblings. Our testimonials are living proof!
For further information or to book music classes please contact:
Mus B (Hons), LRAM, LGSM (Music Therapy), PGCE
0131 667 9664
or by email:
Thank you from all of us for twelve years of musical Fridays. You are a real inspiration and have given the children a wonderfully musical start in life
The classes have been a delight to attend, with the atmosphere always so relaxed and friendly
Jill's enthusiasm, skills and range of instruments are what make her music classes unique