Music, singing & movement classes for babies, toddlers & younger children
Hi! I'm Una, and I have been running Singalong classes for babies, toddlers and children in Kingston-Upon-Thames and the surrounding area since 2013.
I have a background in early years education, as an advanced skills teacher specialising in music, drama and song. My very popular classes focus on drawing out the innate musicality, rhythm and imagination of little ones through interactive music, singing and movement with fun themes. I present regular themed music shows at Rose Theatre Kingston, and am also in demand for children's parties, and school sessions and assemblies.
My first children's music CD, packed full of family favourite tunes and action rhymes from my music classes is available from this site and is proving hugely popular!
After many Zoom sessions in the past year, it's wonderful to be back in the live setting and making music together again and I'm delighted to bring my SANTA SINGALONG to Rose Theatre Kingston on 16 December. Also thrilled to announce that my weekly singalong classes will return to the Rose with a new term commencing 13 January 2022.
Thanks for your interest in my music classes for babies, toddlers and children. I hope you'll join me for a singalong soon!
Social singing group
I started a social singing group for adults in response to demand - Bella Mamas was born in 2018 and has been meeting ever since, on Zoom during restrictions and now in person again. Our Christmas concert is on 16 December, details below:
"My son and I have been coming for two years, since he was a few months old. This is our favourite class and the only one we have stuck at and that my son hasn’t outgrown; in fact, it’s been lovely to watch his enjoyment and confidence grow as he has! Una clearly puts a lot of time into planning each class and there are always lots of enticing resources and props out that are related to the theme of the class that week. Her songs are really catchy and enjoyable for adults as well as the children. Her CD is great too!" Claire, December 2018
"Love these classes. Super creative, fun and educational. Una has a beautiful voice and makes everyone feel at ease. Lots of singing, playing instruments and fun making. Rare to find a class where the mums and dads and carers are having as much funs as the little ones. Una’s CD has also made long journeys easier!!" Lucie, December 2018
"Una's classes are magical. Expect everything from Irish folk to reggae, seasonal favourites to stomping and dancing, songs to learn your days, months, phonics, numbers - she has thought of everything, and even throws in the odd bit of Bob Marley/ Cyndi Lauper/ Soul Asylum etc to keep the parents happy! All brought to life with train whistles, bells, drums, swanee whistles, bouncing teddy bears, sticks to clack and bang (or chew :-) ), all accompanied by Una's beautiful guitar. I started taking my son when he was around 4 months old and, a year later, we still go as often as we can. A good sing-a-long puts us both in a great mood for the day!" Sarah, January 2018
"I found out about Una’s Guitar Girl SingAlong online and I’m so pleased I did. My toddler son and I look forward to it every week and we come away learning a new song each week. Una is so enthusiastic and puts a lot of effort into varying the theme each week!" Emma, January 2018
"Excellent singalong! My daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself and so did I! Different to all the other music classes – much more fun and interactive!" Clementine, January 2018
"Really enjoyable and lively… We come not just for the fun, but to help develop rhythm and language skills."
Isabelle, January 2018
"I always heard that music was great for a child's development and I wanted to foster a love of music in my son from an early age - and who doesn't love a good singalong? These classes are SO wonderfu!, I'm amazed every week by the attention to detail and the amount of planning Una must do to ensure each session is engaging, interactive and fun for children and adults alike! It is certainly a highlight of our week and the variety of themes provides a great opportunity to sing classics, learn new songs (vital for a parent's repertoire!) and for children to learn more about the world around them in such an enjoyable way.
I would not hesitate to recommend Guitar Girl Singalongs and if my 10 month old could talk he'd say it's awesome, too - in the meantime, he gives it lots and lots of claps!" Aleyna, May 2017
"The best music class in Kingston! My daughter and I love Una's class, the variety of songs and themes is a cut above other music classes and a must for anyone bored with the same old 'wheels on the bus' style songs. My daughter loves having the freedom to crawl around while rocking away with Una and I enjoy listening to and joining in with the songs." Kate, April 2017
"The effort Una puts in to her singalongs is immense. Tonnes of props, musical instruments and themed toys to play with… Una has a fabulous, beautiful, voice. She sings songs the adults and children can quickly learn. She somehow learns all the children's names and makes them all feel special. It's the best class we have been to and is always fresh with new ideas. Baby number 3 so we've tried lots! 100% recommend Guitar Girl!!” Clare, 2016
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