musikgarten new non bedford

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Musikgarten with Mervyn is a small company with a big reputation for excellence in holistic music education. Incorporated into our ethos is the internationally renowned Musikgarten method of teaching which embraces Montessori and Kodaly principles. At the heart of our services are a wealth of brand new educational songs and rhymes by Mervyn and Kathryn Bedford.

Mervyn and Kathryn founded Musikgarten UK in 1997 after meeting Dr Lorna Heyge, author and founder of Musikgarten and Kindermusik. At the time, Mervyn was the manager of the busy sheet music department at The London Music Shop (based in Exeter) and was pioneering an event on their behalf to introduce Dr Heyges Musikgarten Programme in the UK. Following that event, Mervyn and Kathryn were inspired to set up Musikgarten classes for children and undertook further training with Dr Heyge and other early years music specialists.

The classes quickly grew and provided a great framework for Mervyn and Kathryn to include their own educational songs and rhymes. Invitations to share the Musikgarten method of teaching poured in from early years establishments and Mervyn soon became a popular workshop leader at early years conferences and seminars.

At the National Montessori Conference in London, Mervyn and Kathryn released their first CD - Flower Pot Rock - which was reviewed very positively in Montessori Magazine and was also performed by the Exeter Symphony Orchestra at a spectacular concert for children.

Mervyn is a regular visitor to Nursery schools and Primary schools and also conducts children's birthday parties. Kathryn works collaboratively with Mervyn writing children's songs and organising special events and concerts. Mervyn and Kathryn have three children and also lead events for children at local churches from time to time, introducing new Christian songs and rhymes for use in Sunday School or School assemblies.

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