All our teachers are DBS checked with an enhanced disclosure
Karen Eaves – Founder, and Devon Classes
Karen developed the Music For Baby programme of classes, and teaches the Devon courses. Upon gaining her formal teaching qualification B.Ed (Music) Hons Karen began her teaching career with reception/year 1 children. With some early years experience under her belt Karen then focussed on developing her professional experience as a violinist. (find out more visit https://myspace.com/karenviolin/music/songs) .
Karen then continued to balance her work as a musician and an educator, and her achievements include set up and management of The British Academy of New Music on behalf of Access to Music and delivery of a national teacher training programme giving professional musicians a teaching qualification. She has undertaken a secondment to Specialist Schools and Academies Trust to train creative arts, media and music teachers, and also on behalf of the sector skills council Creative and Cultural Skills Karen created an apprenticeship for freelance musicians which is being piloted in London, Birmingham, Norwich and Manchester. One of her proudest moments was receiving an award presented by Sir George Martin at BAFTA sponsored by the Arts Council of England, for culture and diversity in an East London music outreach project funded through the European Social Fund.
Since becoming a mother of two boys, Karen has returned to her initial love of early years music, and is founder of the Music For Baby classes. She has recently completed her MA in Early Childhood Music with Birmingham City University achieving a distinction, and she runs the specialist record label Music For Baby with her professional musician husband.
Emma Corrigan – North Weald, Chigwell and Waltham Abbey Classes
As a singer with a West End background Emma is a charismatic and engaging group leader. Her vocal ability and love of music shine through in the sessions, and babies and parents find her captivating as she leads songs and games.
Throughout her career Emma has continued to develop her teaching and facilitation skills. She spent some time as vocal tutor with a leading childrens’ performing arts school, and has also taught privately across all age groups.
As a mother of two with recent experience working in the early years sector Emma is a natural communicator with young children. Her groups are extremely popular and booking is essential.