Preschool Programmes

I offer two programmes designed specifically for children of preschool age - Jenn's Shining Stars and Jenn's Shooting Stars. These programmes are designed to help young children receive music/piano education, without being expected to undertake a traditional style piano lesson. Although typically the children are 3-5 years old, please see below for entry guidelines, which help me to ensure that each child is entered into the programme that is suitable for them.

Just as the traditional lessons for older children run during term times, with time off for half terms, Christmas and the Summer, so do Jenn's Shining Stars and Jenn's Shooting Stars programmes. Lessons are 30 minutes long and are run on an individual basis, ensuring your child receives maximum one on one support.

Jenn's Shining Stars programme and Jenn's Shooting Stars programme are designed using a combination of the KiddyKeys and Company & KiddyKeys Core Curriculum programmes (wonderful pre piano skills programmes featuring Skip, Melody and Music the Dog, designed by teacher Kris Skaletski, check them out here),  Wunderkeys (a delightful programme with colourful animal characters called the Wunderbiesdesigned by musical genius Andrea Dow and primary teacher Trevor Dow, check it out here and their parent company Teach Music Today here), along with my own curriculum designed from my experience as a primary teacher specialising in music education.

Once you have contacted me, I will help you work out which programme is the best fit for your child. If your child is younger than 3, but you think might be ready for Jenn's Shining Stars programme, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm always happy to discuss your child's ability and progress, and as each child is unique, you just might be right!


Jenn's Shining Stars

Price: Each term is to be paid for on the first lesson of the term, and can be broken down into £15 per half hour lesson, with a compulsory £3 termly materials fee. 

For Jenn's Shining Stars programme, children need to be reaching or approaching these milestones:

  • Beginning to recognise letters A - G
  • Beginning to recognise letters P and F
  • Beginning to understand loud and quiet
  • Beginning to know numbers 1 - 5
  • Beginning to understand left and right


Jenn's Shooting Stars

Price: Each term is to be paid for on the first lesson of the term, and can be broken down into £15 per half hour lesson, with a compulsory £3 termly materials fee.

For Jenn's Shooting Stars programme, children must be reaching or approaching these milestones:

  • Understand fast and slow
  • Understand loud and quiet
  • Be developmentally ready to understand high and low
  • Be reasonably confident with left and right 
  • Know alphabet confidently between A, B, C, D, E, F and G
  • Know letters P and F
  • Be able to count to 5 fairly confidently
  • Be able and willing to follow simple instructions independently (such as copying actions, play a note with one finger)
  • Be able to recognise basic colours fairly confidently
  • Recognise a circle fairly confidently
  • Starting to be able to understand basic patterns (such as high, low, high)