About Our Classes
All our National Award-wining Boppin’ Bunnies Classes are led by musicians who perform live to the families each week. The children’s faces light up in wonder when they see an instrument being played right in front of them! Our musicians have a background in music education, performance or a Music Degree or Diploma.
Each teacher plays a different specialty instrument which includes: Violin, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Recorders, Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Ukulele, Cajon, Bongos, Cello, Bassoon as well as our lovely voices!
Boppin’ Bunnies 35-minute classes are an all inclusive, interactive experience so parents, carers, children and younger siblings can all enjoy music making together and it can become a weekly shared activity.
We give the adults instruments alongside the children and encourage grown ups to play, dance, and interact with their little ones throughout the session. We get older children assisting their younger brother and sisters throughout the class so everyone feels involved. There’s no sitting back and watching, so please come ready to sing your heart out, tickle your little ones and make them laugh, jump up on your feet and swing them round, lie down on the mats with them and participate fully in our high energy sessions!
Our baby classes are a sensory musical experience and we stimulate the babies through sound, touch, movement and colour as they sit, crawl, toddle and explore the space.
Throughout our baby sessions we focus on the importance of touch and interaction between you and your baby as this connection is a vital part of babies emotional, physical and intellectual development.
There is an emphasis on tickling, giggling, singing, making your baby laugh, bonding and lifting the little ones up in the air in time to the music! We look for their eyes widening, their lovely chubby legs kicking with excitement and their eyes following the sounds of the instruments.
An experience not to be missed and a fantastic start to your Boppin’ Bunnies journey with us!
In our young toddler classes you will find a wide range of activities to stimulate this very active age group! We use counting and movement songs and different instruments to hold the growing attention span of your little ones.
This class is more physical as young toddlers benefit greatly from a lot of ‘hands - on’ musical play with their adults!
We start to introduce concepts that are developed fully in the pre-school classes, such as listening and responding, counting, colours, getting out & packing away the instruments, and how to bring calm moments to the class using teddies and lullabies.
We will encourage you to dance with your little ones, hold their hands, swing them round, lift them up, bounce them around, make them laugh and harness all their raw energy into having fun together!
In our pre-school classes we fully develop the ideas outlined in the first two stages of your little ones Boppin’ Bunnies journey. We see how far we can develop their skills with the instruments; beating in time, tapping different rhythms, stretching their capabilities and really developing their listening skills. We cover the following aspects in all our classes and extend them further with the 2 - 4 year olds.
• Counting Songs - developing numeracy skills
• Movement, Dancing & Action Songs - develops physical coordination, spatial awareness, balance skills
• Playing Instruments - developing co-ordination and rhythm
• Listening & Observation to Live Musical Performances - developing listening and observation skills ready for nursery
• Circle & Parachute Songs - working as a team, developing gross motor and locomotor skills.
• Lullabies & Teddies – using props to encourage calm moments and quieter musical experiences.
• Unaccompanied Singing & Singing accompanied with Live Instruments – experiencing new instruments and finding our voices.
We have a wide range of real instruments for the children and adults, including: egg shaker maracas, marching drums, claves, chime bars, tambourines and wooden guiros. Our songs actively highlight one instrument after another and the children love the variety and experience of trying each instrument then packing it away! The older children grow in confidence as their ability to play our instruments grows and develops.
Mixed Ages (0-4 years)
Our Mixed Aged classes are to offer more booking flexibility to our customers with little ones of different ages and our teachers are skilled at balancing the needs of both older and younger ones within the same class.
Younger siblings watch their older brother and sisters with delight and it becomes an activity that the whole family can enjoy together as older siblings help their younger ones get the instruments out and teach then what to do! A really special weekly family event.