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Mini Maestros in the Community

Funded on Spacehive 28 November 2019

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Mini Maestros in the Community

Mini Maestros in the Community

Berkshire Maestros By Berkshire Maestros

Bringing the joy of music and movement to babies and toddlers in local communities across Berkshire.

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This project was funded on 28 Nov 2019!

Ten weeks of FREE music classes for children aged 0–3 years, led by professional musicians in 10 local areas across Berkshire. Mini Maestros will bring quality music-making to your local community and nurture a love of music for life. Children and their grown-ups will experience singing fun action songs, playing inspiring percussion instruments and also moving with colourful scarves. Help make this magical opportunity a reality in your local community and make a difference for local families. Two specialist classes: Baby Beats (0-12months) and Family Beats (1-3yrs), will be available at each venue.

What we'll deliver:

  • Mini Maestros - Lambourn Memorial Hall
  • Mini Maestros - Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
  • Mini Maestros - Hampstead Norreys Village Hall
  • Mini Maestros - Woolhampton Village Hall
  • Mini Maestros - Emmer Green, St Barnabas Parish Centre
  • Mini Maestros - Arborfield Green Community Centre
  • Mini Maestros - Crowthorne, The Morgan Centre
  • Mini Maestros - South Ascot, All Souls Church
  • Mini Maestros - Cookham Dean Village Hall
  • Mini Maestros - Dedworth, All Saints Church

Why it's a great idea:

The early years of life are a crucial time for development and are ideal for introducing quality musical experiences. Music has the power to reach across the boundaries of age and culture, touching each of us and strengthening family and community bonds. Relaxed, friendly classes led by professional musicians who play real instruments – and it is FREE for 10 weeks so we can reach families who may not normally access this kind of opportunity. Mini Maestros offer exciting, engaging and well-paced sessions, using a wide range of inspiring resources and real instruments. Babies and toddlers love gentle bouncing, rocking, swinging in the air, exploring instrumental sounds, playing peek-a-boo, and moving to the beat. Nourish and strengthen the bond with your little one. Come and make friends and learn some lovely new songs and games to use at home!

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy five boxes of dedicated Mini Maestros instruments
  • Confirm all provisional venue bookings
  • Introduce Mini Maestros to 300 new babies, toddlers and their parents in Berkshire from January 2020!!

Location Reading

About the space



West Berkshire Council

How will the money be spent?Total £17,568

Session Leaders x 10 - £10,700 (61%)
Mini Maestros Instrument Boxes - £2,728 (16%)
Venue Hire - £2,403 (14%)
Venue Promotional Banners - £653 (4%)
Other - £1,084 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Session Leaders x 10
Mini Maestros Instrument Boxes
Venue Hire
Venue Promotional Banners
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • A Max Maestro Teddy for each child who participates in a class

Total £17,568

Our Volunteer List

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