Funded by Youth Music Family Jams are community music making sessions that focus on children and families making music together.
Events and sessions aim to expose young children and families to a diverse range of music making opportunities and genres, broadening musical horizons and offering progression routes beyond our Sing Our Story Programme. Past events have included Irish Music, Black History, Jazz, Chinese Music, Vegetable Orchestra, Recycled Instrument making and African Drumming. Family Jams also incorporates live zoom events and resources for families which you can access on this page.
Resources and videos
Explore a music storytelling of Jack and the Beanstalk and have fun music making at home.
A Musical Storytelling of Jack and the Beanstalk – Created by Becky Dixon of Beanstalk Arts.
This video takes children and families on a journey through the story Jack and the beanstalk and shows how you can use your home environment to make music in every room of the house. It’s a fantastic resource for home music making fun!
Walthamstow Wetlands Walking Composition
Rainbow Hand Clappers and Shakers
During the pandemic we worked with artist Giles Leaman who designed these fantastic Rainbow Hand clappers/Castanets and shakers downloadable instructions here.
“Wonderful attachment with the family making instruments. Nice to meet new people in the community, I feel happy and welcome to be part of it and I enjoyed it with my child and others”
Recycled instrument session Parent 2019
“A reminder that people really need to be part of something and not just stay behind closed doors.”
(N a local resident and parent We Are Here events 2020)