We have BIG NEWS to announce! Davina Owen (Dee) has become our first franchisee and will be starting classes in Ashford, Folkestone (Hawkinge) & Hythe from September 2018! We welcome Dee with open arms and cannot wait for her to get movin’ & groovin in the Autumn Term!! #ashford #folkestone #hythe
Please visit our website for more details & information on class times & exact locations! www.littlemusicstars.net
Here is a bit about Davina and why she is such a great fit for Little Music Stars…
Davina completed a BA Hons in Music specialising in vocal performance and went on to do a PGCE to become a secondary music and drama teacher. She taught for 15 years, the last five being Head of Music. She left the profession after having her 4th child and went on to be a peripatetic vocal teacher.
She has been involved with musical theatre for many years and has performed in and musically directed several shows. She also enjoys classical music, having previously sung with Bath Camerata, she now sings with Canterbury Choral Society. Her voice can also be heard on a number of commercials including Reebok and Braun.
Davina wanted to return to teaching but not to the classroom so the opportunity to become a franchisee of Little Music Stars was perfect. She’s very excited to be joining the team and being a part of the expansion of LMS.
We can’t wait for you to get started!!
Katie & team xx
We are proud to now be supported by the Natwest & RBS Franchising Service.
Finance is available from NatWest & RBS, who understand our franchise model, subject to an assessment of your business plan and personal financial position. Natwest can loan up to 75% of the franchise fee (minus deposit) subject to status. This could amount to as little as £90 a month.
Please get in touch for more information!
Taylor is now teaching Little Music Stars at Rochester Dance Junction on Thursday’s!
Taylor-Ann has been singing and dancing since the age of 3 and is an accomplished dancer and teacher in many different styles. She trained at Peggy Spencer’s School of Dance, Shirley Cox School of Dance and Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. She has competed all over the UK and won many competitions including the World Championships at the famous Blackpool Tower.
Taylor has travelled the world appearing in and choreographing many productions. Over the years she has acquired experience and qualifications in Ballroom, Latin American, Modern, Ballet, Tap, Street Dance, Freestyle, Irish Dancing, Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.
Taylor loves to sing and for many years had her own cabaret act performing in venues all over the UK. She is a Mum and since having her daughter, started her own successful children’s party company. With Taylor’s singing and dance knowledge and experience working with children, she is very excited to be part of the team at Little Music Stars.
Little Music Stars has been awarded the Silver Accreditation Award by the Children’s Activities Association. The Children’s Activities Association is an industry-led, not-for-profit community interest company founded and governed by experts to help parents, schools, nurseries and all children’s activities providers by raising the standard of children’s activities .
Training Module – passed: The training module ensures that all members of the CAA who train people to deliver their activity have an appropriate training programme and that the training is delivered by an appropriate trainer. This helps ensure consistency between franchisees or activity leaders and protects the reputation of your organisation.
Programme Module – passed: The programme module ensures that all members of the CAA are running activity programmes that are developmentally beneficial and age appropriate for the children attending them.
Customer Service Module – passed: The customer service module ensures that all members of the CAA are running activities in a manner designed to best meet the needs of the children and parents attending them, and that activity users are communicated with effectively and respectfully and actively encouraged to provide feedback on the activity.
We will be assessed for our Gold Award in March. Watch this space!
Meet Kathryn one of our new teachers! She is teaching on Tuesday’s at Playzone in Herne Bay.
Kathryn has nearly 7 years experience as a singing teacher for all ages, having worked in educational and performance settings around East Kent. Her experience spans from teaching privately in one-to-one settings, group vocal coaching workshops, directing and teaching local choirs, to working as a peripatetic singing and piano teacher in local schools for South East Creative Arts.
Kathryn has always loved singing since a very young age and is especially passionate about vocal health and developing a musical ear in young children. Kathryn lives in Herne Bay with her husband and two young children and is excited to bring her experience and love of music to be a part of the Little Music Stars team.