The Music In You

Dr Jen Wills Lamacq is a Child & Educational Psychologist with a special interest in parenting through the early years of life.

In these 90 min sessions, designed especially for parents of children aged from 0-5 years, Jen covers some of the science about the value of music and the developing brain, offers some practical ideas about how to incorporate music into play and bonding activities, as well as offering space for parents to think and reflect about the role of music in their lives.

Although having been described as ‘a parenting class mixed with a ted talk’, the sessions take a very relaxed approach. Parents are welcome to bring their little one’s along with them, with venues generally providing some flooring and the chance for parents to get to know each other over some complimentary teas and coffees. There is ample opportunity for a Q&A with Jen, allowing parents a chance to ask about any aspect of early child development such as sleep, emotions, or behaviour.  

The sessions can be delivered in-person or online. Online sessions see parents and toddlers physically attending the venue, with Jen delivering the session live via zoom. Ticket prices are kept down to a minimum of £3.

Upcoming Sessions:

Participant Testimonials:

From The Venues & Partners:

‘The Music In You  was a real success here at Strings. A very well organised event and a pleasure to be part of it. Here at Strings we pride ourselves on having an eclectic mix of events and shows, working with like minded passionate people and providing the perfect space for people to use and enjoy in whatever capacity. The Music In You was something a little different for us, but certainly something I would welcome back with open arms. Events like this only help venues like Strings to cement itself within the community, and become an even more important part of people’s lives’.

Claydon Connor,
Strings Bar & Venue
(Isle of Wight) 

‘Since becoming a parent myself, I have wanted to include and make our venue accessible to parents, babies and toddlers to enjoy music during early years. Music is something that everyone has access to in one way or another, so highlighting the importance and benefits is close to my heart’.

Craufurd Arms
(Milton Keynes)