Daphodil Music is an innovative and unique approach to teaching music to Early Years and Primary aged children.

Daphodil Music is a fusion of well established music teaching methods such as Dalcroze Eurhythmics (teaching music through movement) and Kodaly as well as modern and cutting edge music technology tools such as incorporating professional studio recordings into the sessions. The focus of our music sessions is experiencing the joys of music and its many life-enhancing benefits. With singing, composing, playing, rhythmic movement and exploration, listening, performing and recording – Daphodil Music sessions are filled with inclusive musical wonders for all.

Daphodil Music sessions are run by Daphne Sarnat, a musician and qualified music teacher specialising in music and movement in Crouch End (North London). Her teaching experience spans the age ranges 3 months up to adults and she has taught in nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, at music and art centres as well as being a private tutor of guitar, piano and voice.

Her qualifications so far include:

* Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certificate

* Early Years Music And Movement Certificate

* PGCE Music (Outstanding) + QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

* BA Musicology (Hons)

* YAMAHA JMC (Junior Music Course) Tutor Certificate

The Extinct Animal Songs Project was a singing and recording project in which twenty children between the ages 2-9 learnt, sang and recorded original songs composed by Daphne in her home studio. During the course of two years, between 2010-2012, the Daphodil Music singers participated in workshops in which they not only recorded the songs, but also wrote the lyrics for several songs in the project, made up choreography and created drawings for each song. We ended up with 11 wonderful songs and lots of fond memories.

The Extinct Animal Songs were recorded, edited and orchestrated with the kind help of the wonderful musician Udi Glaser.

The Magical Creature Songs Project is Daphodil Music’s second singing and recording project (2013), featuring the lovely voices of children from around North London between the ages 6-11. We hope to begin posting the new songs very soon.


Listen to the full Extinct Animal Songs project, we hope you enjoy!

Get in touch to find out about future musical projects and to join in and get involved!

Child Protection Policy:
Daphodil Music has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in Daphodil Music from harm. All children have a right to protection, and all their needs must be taken into account. Daphodil Music will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in Daphodil Music.

* Daphodil logo made by Lucy Pashley

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