Love music right from the start in Cardiff and Cowbridge

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Introduction

Designed and delivered by musicians wanting to bring the very best to the very young. Our fun classes in Cardiff, Roath and Cowbridge are bursting with live music.

Jude has been leading Little Notes sessions in Cardiff since 2011. Her cello, Bart, is always ready to help your little one dance, play and rest. She runs sessions for newborn babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and is also able to offer classes after-school for children aged 4 and above.

All booking is dealt with using our online booking system, but do feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. You can find class times, prices and availability by selecting 'book now', or 'book' within the Upcoming classes section below. If you'd like to learn more about what to expect from our classes and the age ranges we work with, do have a look around the rest of our website. If you have further questions do check out our FAQs on our About page.

Any parents or grandparents might like to know that Jude and Will Souter also run the Art'n'soul community choir on Wednesday evenings in association with Little Notes. Drop Jude a line to find out more.

This year's Little Notes Christmas Event, 'The New Noisy neighbour', takes place on 15th December can be booked in the booking section of this page. You can view the latest event information on our event page on Facebook.

Little Notes in Cardiff is operated as a Little Notes franchise operating under the ownership of Judith Souter, 89 Claude Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3QD

The Team

FAQ button - show more FAQ button - show less FAQ button - show more (hover) FAQ button - show less (hover) Judith Souter: Cello and piano (Director and class leader)

Judith Souter has always loved to make music with her friends. A pupil at Chethams’ School of Music in Manchester, Jude became principal cellist and concerto soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Jude was a founder member of the Medea String Quartet, prize-winners in the Shostakovich String Quartet Competition in St. Petersburg.
Jude loves to teach others to play the cello and adores making music with her cellist husband and 3 musical children. At Little Notes, you’ll also find her playing the piano, singing and strumming her ukulele.
Since settling back in Wales in 2011, Jude is delighted to have struck up some wonderful friendships with other local musicians. The Iris Piano Quartet launched in November 2015 and Jude enjoys performing across the UK with the awesome ‘Sound of Wales’ collective.
Jude has an infectious laugh and with her team-mate, Bart, will always brighten up your day!

Judith Souter: Cello and piano (Director and class leader)
FAQ button - show more FAQ button - show less FAQ button - show more (hover) FAQ button - show less (hover) Rachel Mathias: Violin, Piano, Guitar (Class leader)

Rachel Mathias is an experienced musician and has been playing professionally for some twenty years. Classically trained with a BA Classical Music Degree from Middlesex University, Rachel is a flexible musician, comfortable improvising and playing in many different musical styles. As a multi-instrumentalist, she will mostly be found playing the violin & piano, but can also be seen singing and strumming a guitar or ukulele.
Rachel has a passion for community and music and loves to bring people together through the language of music.
Rachel has worked with and taught people of many different backgrounds, ages and cultures. She is a natural communicator, relaxed and warm and loves releasing creativity in others. She is a devoted Mum to three wonderful boys and enjoys nurturing the musicality in each of them too. Rachel also regularly performs, arranges and song-writes with the wonderful Sound of Wales (SOW) Band, SOW Community Choir and SOW Acapella.

Rachel Mathias: Violin, Piano, Guitar (Class leader)

Upcoming classes

To view days and times and continue to booking area, click the button below

Venues

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On Fridays Jude runs classes in Roath at the:

Address

Mackintosh Sports Centre,
38 Keppoch Street,
Cardiff
CF24 3JW.
mackintoshsportsclub.org
Get directions

Access and Parking

Plenty of parking is available here. Enter through the main entrance and turn right through the double doors to reach your class.

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities

Booking:

All booking is dealt with using our online booking system, but do feel free to get in touch if you have further questions. You can find class times, prices and availability by selecting ‘Book now’, or ‘Book’ within the ‘Upcoming classes’ section above. If you’d like to learn more about what to expect from our classes and the age ranges we work with, do have a look around the rest of our website.

email us

02920 026559

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On Mondays and Tuesdays classes are at Boulders Climbing Centre, just outside of Cardiff city centre, within easy reach of the M4.

Address

Boulders Climbing Centre,
Pengam Road,
Cardiff
CF24 2RZ
boulders.com
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Access and Parking

Plenty of parking is available here. Enter through the main entrance and turn right through the double doors to reach your class.

Facilities:

  •  Baby changing facilities
  •  Free parking
  • Cafe
  • Free access to soft play for Little Notes members over 3 years.

Booking:

All booking is dealt with using our online booking system, but do feel free to get in touch if you have further questions. You can find class times, prices and availability by selecting ‘Book now’, or ‘Book’ within the ‘Upcoming classes’ section above. If you’d like to learn more about what to expect from our classes and the age ranges we work with, do have a look around the rest of our website.

email us

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On Thursdays classes are at the
Chapter Arts Centre in Canton.

Address

Chapter Arts Centre,
Market Road,
Canton,
Cardiff
CF5 1QE

Get directions

Access and Parking

There is parking available on both sides of the building. Chapter is fully accessible, with flat access to the building through automatic doors.

Facilities:

The award-winning cafe-bar is at the heart of Chapter and has a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere at all times of day.

Booking:

All booking is dealt with using our online booking system, but do feel free to get in touch if you have further questions. You can find class times, prices and availability by selecting ‘Book now’, or ‘Book’ within the ‘Upcoming classes’ section above. If you’d like to learn more about what to expect from our classes and the age ranges we work with, do have a look around the rest of our website.
email us

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On Fridays classes take place at

Cowbridge United Free Church

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led by Rachel Mathias.
Cowbridge is in the Vale of Glamorgan, about 14 miles west of Cardiff and has excellent road connections, conveniently situated just off the A48 midway between Cardiff and Bridgend.

Cowbridge United Free Church is in Westgate, opposite Cowbridge Police Station. Their Community Cafe, Noah’s Place, is on the left of the archway leading to the pretty garden and the Church.

Address

Cowbridge United Free Church
Westgate
Cowbridge
Vale of Glamorgan
CF71 7AQ
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Access and Parking

  •  Free parking
  • Facilities:

    •  Baby changing facilities
    •  Free parking
    • Cafe

    Booking:

    All booking is dealt with using our online booking system, but do feel free to get in touch if you have further questions. You can find class times, prices and availability by selecting ‘Book now’, or ‘Book’ within the ‘Upcoming classes’ section above. If you’d like to learn more about what to expect from our classes and the age ranges we work with, do have a look around the rest of our website.
    email us

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    FAQ button - show more FAQ button - show less FAQ button - show more (hover) FAQ button - show less (hover) Christmas Event: Albany Road Baptist Church

    The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour
    This year’s Christmas event in Cardiff is run by the wonderful Souter family and friends and takes place at Albany Road Baptist Church at 4pm on Saturday 15th December.
    Visit our Facebook event page for the latest event info.
    All bookings for the event and information about times and prices can be found in the ‘bookings’ section above.

    Benefits of music education

    There are so many reasons for families to connect each week with a real musician playing real instruments.

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    "Having live music played to an exceptionally high level on multiple instruments is simply unbeatable; we are all transfixed by the cello and I know from experience that this does not happen in other music groups aimed at children. I am convinced that Little Notes has contributed to my children's development and that they will benefit from this early introduction to live music."

    Ellie

    Cardiff

    "I can genuinely say I love bringing my daughter to our weekly Little Notes class. From the very first session watching her and the other babies being absolutely mesmerised by Jude's cello, I knew the classes were something special. "

    Carys

    Cardiff

    "Signing up for Little Notes has been one of the best developmental decisions I have made for my son. I wanted him to have more than the simple entertainment that is offered in many run-of-the-mill classes. I wanted him to see real musicians who play live music and who would expose him to much more. "

    Miguel

    Cardiff

    "Judith Souter delivers her lessons with class, style and her whole heart. It's about time we had some high quality music classes! Thank you Little Notes."

    Mary

    Cardiff

    "Our sessions with Jude and Bart are always a wonderful experience. They are imaginative, creative and always thoughtfully constructed. Our little boy now loves listening to music, sang before he talked and loves to play instruments at home. "

    Joanne

    Cardiff

    "The experiences my son has enjoyed at Little Notes have also helped with his counting, with listening skills,with learning how to share, how to tidy up and how to wait patiently. All of this is delivered with passion and huge commitment by Jude, who marries professionalism with a warmth that it so vital to working with young children."

    Joanne

    Cardiff

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