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LIVE Classes are back!

Covid Update (16 September 2020)
We are thrilled to announce that classes in person are returning to Urban Crofters from 28th September and are now available in the booking widget below.
We are so excited to see you all, but things will be a little different for a season. For the time being, numbers of places have been reduced significantly to allow for social distancing and we have introduced some new ways of working including having a longer period between classes. Your booking will give you access to a family pod, socially distanced from other participants and we ask that you bring your own picnic rug to mark this space in which you will stay throughout the session. There will be a one way system through our venues wherever possible, with hand sanitising stations available. We ask that adults wear masks when transiting through the building to their pods and ideally keep them on in the class itself. It is important that we avoid mingling before and after our classes, so we ask for you to move away from the building swiftly as soon as the class is finished and maintain social distancing when waiting to enter the building. Should further restrictions be put in place, we will move to an online offering each week. With fewer places available in classes we expect classes to sell out quite quickly, so don't hang around once booking goes live.

Designed and delivered by musicians wanting to bring the very best to the very young, our fun baby, toddler and pre-school music classes at Urban Crofters in Cardiff

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 and is an expert at lulling your baby to sleep. It's not too late to explore Little Notes when your children start full time education because Jude also offers 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 within the Upcoming classes section below and 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 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, so why not drop Jude a line to find out more.

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, she 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, who were 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 and since settling back in Wales in 2011, Jude is delighted to have struck up some wonderful partnerships 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.
Gifted with an infectious laugh Jude and her team-mate, Bart, she 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, she’s comfortable improvising and playing in many different musical styles. You’ll find that 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 and is a natural communicator, relaxed and warm and she loves releasing creativity in others. Rachel is a devoted Mum to three wonderful boys and enjoys nurturing musicality in each of them too. She also regularly performs, arranges and song-writes with the wonderful Sound of Wales (SOW) Band along with SOW Community Choir and SOW Acapella.

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

Upcoming classes

Venues

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All of our classes from January 2020 take place at:

Urban Crofters

Address

Urban Crofters,
Crofts St,
Cardiff
CF24

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Access and Parking

  •  Street Parking

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • 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 in 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.
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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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