Why we created Teddy’s Playhouse
We are two professional mums with backgrounds in performing arts who share a passion for early learning adventure and magic. When our toddlers were still in infant-hood we spent months attending classes for babies and toddlers hoping to find one that offered live music, performance and movement with a focus on language development and social awareness. We couldn’t find anything that matched our vision, so we decided to combine our skills and develop an unrivaled concept in early learning baby and toddler classes.
Performing arts, a platform for early learning!
It’s been proven in countless case studies that music aids in a child’s early development, but we were looking for something more than simply music classes, we were hoping to find classes that offered a platform to develop a child’s confidence and social skills, classes that would help toddlers to shine and prepare them not just for nursery and school but for their later years.
Teddy’s Playhouse was formed in December 2016 with a vision to create a magical adventure for infants and toddlers through music, song, rhyme, performance, role play, dance and movement; all of which are keyed to supporting language skill development, social awareness and confidence building.
Our classes for babies and toddlers fire-up ‘little imaginations’
Our classes are structured to fire-up, nurture and aid in enhancing ‘little imaginations’. Our classes for baby and toddlers are fun, interactive and themed with live music, sensory learning objects, puppets and characters from well known and loved nursery rhymes, lead by professionally trained actors and musicians.
We love your classes, it’s like a mini performance that babies get to be a part of. Our little girl loves Teddy and the violin and looks forward to her weekly classes – at home she’s alway’s asking after Teddy and Maria (the violinist). She actually said her first word whilst attending a class at Teddy’s Playhouse.
As an actress and a passion for anything theatrical, our home is like many stage sets of sea, jungle, farm and village with fun props. Our little girl spends many hours sailing out to sea and talking to the dolphins as well as washing her clothes down in the jungle with a friendly gorilla. It’s this very magic of performance and role play that is the foundation of our classes at Teddy’s Playhouse.
Meet our Character Performers and Classical Violinists
Maksim studied at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, attaining the highest qualification in Instrumental and Voice Pedagogy. He has gone onto build his career in violin, voice, song writing and teaching at accredited establishments in Germany: Musikschule Obertshausen, Musikschule Neu-Isenburg, New Music Academy Offenbach and more recently at the Frankfurt Music Academy.
Since attaining her bachelors degree in Classical Violin at the Conservatorio di Musica E.F Dall’Abaco Verona, Italy and her teaching degree at the Malmö Academy of music Malmö, Sweden. Maria continues to build her career in supporting musical theatre, concerts and recording sessions as well as teaching violin to toddlers as young as three. View a snapshot of Maria on tour with the ‘Creeds’ above.