One of my favourite aspects of music is creating. Composition and Song-Writing are such an amazing creative outlet and I enjoy both creating and inspiring others to express themselves through original music making. I love writing songs for children to sing and enjoy, and always incorporate this into my music teaching.
Daphodil Music is where we make music for children by children!
Run by Daphne, Daphodil Music is her innovative and unique approach to teaching Music to Early Years and Primary aged children. With lots of Singing and a focus on Music & Movement – our projects and courses are engaging, inclusive and fun!
Daphne’s Daphodil Music approach to Music and Musicianship is a fusion of well established Music teaching methods such as Dalcroze Eurhythmics (teaching Music through Movement) and the Kodaly vocal approach, with a fresh and original twist, incorporating Music Technology tools, recording sessions and so much more!
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. These currently take place online and in the Crouch End area (North London).
Daphodil Music sessions are run by Daphne Sarnat, a musician and qualified Music teacher (QTS) specialising in Music and Movement. Her teaching experience spans the age ranges 3 months up to adults and her work experience includes: Head of Department for Music, teaching Music in Nursery Schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Music and Art Centres all over London, 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
Listen to examples of Daphodil Music songs here.
The Extinct Animal Songs Project was our first 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 in collaboration with the wonderful musician Udi Glaser.
Listen to the full Extinct Animal Songs project, we hope you enjoy!
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 more Daphodil Music recordings here.
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