This workshop is for those with some previous experience of singing activities with young children, or as a follow on from the Singing and Music Making Workshop.

In Alison’s workshop you will try out and discuss ideas about music making to share with families with special reference to vocal expressiveness. The emphasis will be on children up to three and their carers. Sometimes it is useful to see how many ideas emerge in just one song; how it can be adapted to different contexts, age groups and needs. Be prepared to take off your shoes and to make some noise!

Alison Street composed and compiled materials for the PEEP Learning Together programme which supports parents with their childrens early learning.  She is a consultant to national projects on musicality and support for parents in diverse social and cultural contexts. She is a tutor on the Masters Programme in Early Childhood Music, and is associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes in Early Childhood Studies. She is co-author with Linda Bance of Voiceplay, (2006) published by OUP and co-editor of Themes and Debates in Early Childhood (2013) published by Learning Matters.