Yamaha and Concert Pianist Hayley Elton unveil plans for the UK's first ever classical music nursery tour
Yamaha Music and concert pianist Hayley Elton have announced plans for a tour of UK nurseries. The tour – the first by a concert artist – is aimed at introducing the very young, parents and pre-school teachers to the joys of classical piano music and playing an instrument.
The events will take place in London, Potters Bar, Cambridge, Southend, South Wales and Liverpool between January and June next year.
In addition to a 'mini-recital' in each nursery, youngsters and parents will be shown how to play a simple tune in five minutes. The events will also include an inspiring guest spot from 7-year-old pianist Curtis Elton, who is currently studying for his Grade 8 piano from the Associated Board.
International concert pianist Hayley Elton has recently been acclaimed by parents, medical practitioners and paediatricians for her Sleep Baby Sleep CD collection which has been proved to aid sleep in young babies and toddlers. The soothing effect of Hayley’s unique touch on the piano, combined with specially selected melodies, provide effective sleep encouragement for the very young.
The events will also showcase Yamaha's new budget Piaggero slim-line, ultra-lightweight digital piano, the perfect introductory instrument for beginners and nursery and pre-schools. The tour is also being supported by Chappell of Bond Street as part of its 2011 bicentenary activities.
Hayley Elton comments, "I’m delighted to be embarking on this tour of nurseries. It's been a dream of mine to introduce very young people to music as early as possible in their lives. These events will also be a real eye-opener for parents who will see the tremendous benefits of introducing their children to music making at such an early age."
For further details please visit www.hayleyelton.com
Dates as follows:
Lyonsdown Nursery, Whetstone 18th January
Norfolk Lodge, Potters Bar 14th February
Butterfly Nursery, Cambridge 4th March
Le Ballon, Southend 5th April
Bizzi Day Nursery, South Wales 6th May
Kids in Bloom, Liverpool 6th June