Birthday Parties

Musical Play parties incorporate a beautiful musical play programme using a range of gorgeous music props such as puppets, ribbon sticks, parachute, bubbles and balloons. The musical play birthday parties are conducted by our highly qualified musical play teachers. If there is a birthday theme such as pirates, birds, fairies, Teddy bear’s picnic, appropriate songs will be selected as a part of the birthday party theme. Our team are very experienced at musical improvisation so can create a song for any occasion!

 Feedback from our parties has been wonderful with parents reporting that the Musical Play has taken all the stress out of planning and entertaining the children. Children themselves are our biggest fans. Our beautiful Sing and Play CDs can be purchased at a special discount rate for the parties.

The cost of the Musical Play birthday is $100 per 45 minute programme.

For further information contact Helen Powell
juliewyliemusicalplay@gmail.com

See examples below of themed birthday parties – pirate ship cake, boys in pirate costumes, singing and acting out pirate songs.

“We recently had Sarah, from Julie Wylie Music come to run a wee music session at my daughter’s second birthday party. Zahara beamed from start to finish at the incredibly engaging songs and activities Sarah had them do. All of her wee friend’s Mums have since come back to me to tell me it made them realise how much their child loved music. I was moved to see how much my daughter loved her music party, and I loved being able to join in with her. I would thoroughly recommend Sarah to anyone in the future. Thank you, from Us.” – Aeronwy Cording

 

This is a photo of our much loved marionette puppet Rags who is taken around to greet all the children in the music circle on the Wednesday and Friday classes for the Hello and Goodbye songs. Henry responds to Rags with such big hugs that his mother had a birthday replica made of Rags for Henry’s first birthday.

Rags Cake

“You have filled our lives with Magical Musical Play. We used your Pirate Song, the Balloon song, and “I’ve Got A Hat” song for Theo’s fourth birthday. The children couldn’t resist the giant balloon. Even the shy children became involved wearing funky hats dancing and enjoying the beautiful arrangements for trumpet and saxophone in the Hat Song. Thank you for giving us this amazing gift of music to enjoy with our children.” – The Holcroft FamilyPicture1

 

Testimonials

It is true that you can’t get enough of a good thing. My daughter fell in love with Julie Wylie’s Musical Play classes and at home she would “practise” with great gusto what she learned week to week. Her enjoyment of the songs, the actions that accompany them and the playing of instruments filled much of her time and from her bedroom we could hear her “being Julie”, in full voice!!

So naturally Julie’s DVD’s and CD’s were  a must have for Clara-Jane!!

The Julie Wylie Musical Journeys DVD quickly became the most played DVD in our home. For Clara-Jane to be able to watch, participate and learn, whenever she wanted to, in the comfort of her own home,  just added to her love of Julie’s programme.

The DVD is beautifully put together. Presented by the very tutors that the children already have a warm connection to, and featuring songs that are already familiar makes it highly accessible. The learning is in context and it beautifully complements the learning in class. Even the much-loved Oscar the clown, who opens and closes each class, is present. Clara-Jane just loves watching the children as they, so naturally, and in everyday locations  doing everyday activities, find fun and pleasure in things musical.

I have to admit that I equally enjoy the DVD. It is engaging, encouraging, and undeniably catchy. Neither Clara-Jane nor I have tired of it and we have played it literally hundreds of times.

Perhaps the best testament to just how appealing the DVD is became clear when Clara-Jane was unwell following her immunizations and she took to her bed. The only thing she wanted was to do was watch “Julie on TV”, and even feeling under the weather  she still sang the tunes!!

Julie’s CD’s also enjoy huge “play time” in our home and in our cars. It simply would not be Christmas without the “Sing Merry Christmas” CD which is a wonderful combination of children’s favourites, old and new, and rich traditional carols. To hear our daughter singing songs she had never heard before, adding her own (hilarious) actions and then creating “Christmas concerts” for us to enjoy is priceless. “When Santa Came Down The Chimney” is a favourite and like many of the songs, it captured her imagination. A great feature of Julie’s CD’s is the fact that many songs are sung by children, making them relevant and accessible for young listeners.

The joy Julie’s DVD’s and CD’s have brought into our daughter’s life is matched only by the learning they have fostered. Quite simply they bring Julie’s programme to life for any child, whether they are fortunate enough to attend Julie’s classes or not. They have played a significant role in Clara-Jane’s life and learning and they have given us huge pleasure as we watch her growing appreciation and love of music.

Sarah Long, Parent
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