Developing language through musical storytelling with guest presenter Emma Hutchinson


Developing language through musical storytelling with guest presenter Emma Hutchinson


This is the ninteenth in a series of Earlyarts Training Webinars based on arts and creativity in the early years.

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Watch our highly engaging training video, 'Ask the Expert', where we will be joined by our Guest Expert Emma Hutchinson, Director and Founder of The Music House for Children.

In this training video Emma will discuss how learning outcomes can emerge from thoughtfully guided initiated musical play. She will extend her discussion to include snippets from case studies and anecdotes, together with tips on how music could be applied even if you cannot read a note!

This training event is hosted by Earlyarts Director, Ruth Churchill Dower, and is suitable for:

  • early years and KS1 teachers
  • early years practitioners and professionals
  • nursery nurses and managers
  • childcarers
  • local authority officers
  • home educators
  • parents and carers

"Thank you - very interesting and inspiring",  Olivia McLennan, March 2015 webinar with Matt Andasun and Martha Toogood

Which lovely Presenters will I meet?

Emma Hutchinson - Emma established The Music House for Children in 1994. The school is part of The Bush Hall Group encompassing Bush Hall, Little Birdsong, and Bush Hall Dining Rooms. Emma is the composer of Little Birdsong Music. She is a trustee of LEYMN, trustee of Play Association H&F, founder member of MERYC UK and a fellow of RSA.

Emma is a specialist in early childhood music research, practice and delivery. Together with her team of early years music teachers Emma retains a philosophy of musical play and adventure to nurture child-initiated responses, and help to build life-chances – particularly in those with additional needs.

Ruth Churchill Dower - As Director of Earlyarts, the award winning training network in the cultural and education sectors, Ruth established Earlyarts in 2002 and scaled it up to have a national footprint in 2009. Ruth is in charge of keeping the vision for Earlyarts high on everyone’s agenda, advocating for what’s important with our youngest children, running the consultancy and export side of the company, supporting the team and generally making sure the business as a social enterprise is sustainable.

Ruth can often be found roaming the hills and valleys to indulge in her passion for paragliding, and spends her weekends puddle-splashing, den-building or tree-climbing with her two children.