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Debbie Sanders has built a career specialising in early years and Key stage 1, telling traditional Afro-Caribbean and world stories, singing her own songs and sharing her musical stories. She also works alongside musicians running classes where parents and children enjoy the art of sharing stories, improvised music and songs. In recent years she has been collaborating with the great tuba player and multi-instrumentalist Oren Marshall, their classes, with their all inclusive community atmosphere are hugely popular.
“We discovered this local gem when my little one was about 4 months old and it quickly became a highlight of our week. The richness of the global musical instruments played by Oren, coupled with magical storytelling from Debbie really makes this group something special. I love how all the babies and toddlers (and adults!!) are invited to become involved in the stories and singing and their natural curiosity to explore the wonderful musical instruments at play is fully encouraged. We are always made to feel so welcome and both Debbie & Oren’s natural ability to conjure up an hour of pure wonderment and escapism is nothing short of magic. I would highly recommend to anyone with a little one who wants to enjoy a journey around the world with some good vibrations and original tales thrown in for good measure!”
Kate & Jude (19 months)
PARENT BABY AND
136 HITHER GREEN LANE
LONDON SE13 6QA
CLASSES FOR PARENTS/CARERS
AND CHILDREN 0 - 8 YEARS OLD
MONDAYS 3.30 - 4.30PM
These popular classes are for Parents and carers with babies, toddlers and kids 8 years and under. Oren introduces a variety of musical instruments, their vibrations and sounds, and accompanies Debi as she shares interactive world stories and songs. The atmosphere in the classes is inclusive and friendly. Everyone has a part to play, there are no mistakes, but plenty of singing and laughter. No audience, but lots of participants.
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'I have been regularly attending Debbie and Oren’s Music & Story Telling classes with my 19-month-old son and I can honestly say it is the best baby/toddler session I have been to. My son is completely mesmerised from the moment it starts until it ends. As a parent and musician I am completely inspired by their personable, authentic and creative approach to captivating not just the little ones, but also the parents with their music and stories'. ( Parent)
Debbie has public liability insurance, 1st aid certificate,
safeguarding children level 1 and is DBS checked