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Tunes for Toddlers

A six-week early-years music class for 2–4-year olds & their parents, grandparents or minders


Inspired by the Kodály Method and Orff Approach, these early-years music classes teach toddlers the fundamentals of music through singing, movement, and play.

Research has demonstrated the wide-ranging benefits that music-making can have for toddlers and parents alike, from learning and developmental benefits to enhancing social skills and improving well-being.

These classes provide a solid musical foundation for further musical training (a perfect stepping-stone to pre-instrumental classes in the Royal Irish Academy of Music) and most importantly, instil a love of music.

This course is delivered in Person at the RIAM, with fun-filled music classes in the heart of Dublin City!

 No class on the 4th of April! (For course starting on the 7th of March)

Learning Outcomes

Introduction to the following musical concepts and skills:

  • Dynamics: Loud and soft (recognise and perform)
  • Pulse: Move/clap/tap along in time to the music
  • Tempo: Fast and slow (recognise and perform)
  • Pitch: High and low (recognise and perform); vocal exploration (different voice types)
  • Melody: Elements of the pentatonic scale 


Age: 2-4 years

Other: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the classes.


Sophie Lee

Sophie teaches Tunes for Toddlers, Musicianship and Pianoforte at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is an accomplished pianist and chamber musician, and is the musician in residence at Tallaght University Hospital. Sophie holds a MSc in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music, London; a BA(Mod) in Music from Trinity College Dublin; and a LRIAM in Piano Teaching.


"This course was thoroughly enjoyed by my 4 year old, who experienced a great sense of achievement and self satisfaction each week." (Avril S.)

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