would you love to do more with musical instruments in your early years setting? 


Get more from the instruments and resources you already have

Develop the children's Playing, Listening, Improvising and Composing Skills

Explore many different areas of learning and development

How can I help?

The online training course 'Musical Instruments in the Early Years'  will take you through how you can do many different music activities related to instruments. It will give you ideas so that you don't end up doing the same activities week after week.  Plus gain the knowledge and understanding to inspire the next generation of musicians!

Giving you great value for money with step-by-step help that is for anyone who works with children from 3 to 5 years.

Your training will take place on this secure website with your own private login. Where you will be able to complete the online training on a device and a place that suits you: be that a smart phone, tablet or computer in a comfy arm chair or at a desk. 

There are two options to do the training:  'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training', or Yearly Membership of Early Years Music Ideas  All options are self study so you can decide at what pace you wish to complete it. 

If you choose 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training' you will be able download the MP3s for your own use and re-visit the training website whenever you like, as often as you like.

With Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership, as long as your membership is active, you can revisit the videos as often as you like and download the PDFs and MP3s to keep for your own use. PLUS many other benefits!

Musical Instruments in the Early Years  Online Training Course includes:

We will cover...

  • Why it is important for children to experience different instruments.
  • The children's learning and development that may be seen when exploring and experiencing instruments.
  • The different types of instrument activities; my LPIC Method
  • Music activity ideas to support your understanding of how instruments help with learning and development.


You will be able to select suitable music activities using instruments to help develop the children's skills and learning in your setting.

A Completion Certificate

PLUS.... There is the opportunity to:

  • On the order page, to sign up for 1 month's FREE access to a selection of activities from the resource 'Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years'. After the 1 FREE month, the subscription will be £9.75; there's no contract, the subscription can be cancelled at any time.

Musical Instruments testi  EI got lots of ideas of how to incorporate instruments in different ways

My 'Musical Instruments in the Early Years' online training explores many ideas that you can use to develop children's awareness of sounds made with instruments and noise makers.

What are people saying about the training? 

  • Musical abc

    “It was absolutely fantastic! Such a brilliant course. So many wonderful ideas and activities to implement within school. The wealth of information and depth was brilliant. I loved how the course covered so many areas of delivering music using instruments, singing, video clips, home-made percussion instruments and music apps. I will certainly be signing up to more courses in the future!”

    Primary teacher and Music Lead

  • Musical abc

    “I got lots of ideas of how to incorporate instruments in different ways. It was very helpful thank you.”

  • Musical abc

    “I liked how to use different instruments within stories as sound effects. Also this encouraged children to listen and some would get excited waiting on their turn to play.”

    East Dunbartonshire council

  • Musical abc

    “Brilliant course that has given me lots of ideas! Thank you Anne!”

How does the training course work?

There are two ways to access the online training course. 

Available NOW 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training', or 'Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership'

The training is delivered online via a website. On signing up you will be given your own login details so that you can access the training whenever and wherever you want, 24 hours a day.

The training is delivered through videos, workbooks and checklists.  There are around 1 hour and 39 minutes of bitesize videos included in the training.

Sounds great, how do I start?

Choose below how you wish to access the training; the differences are shown below.

(Please note, if you are a resident of the UK then no VAT will be added on.  If you reside within the EU the applicable VAT will be added on the order form.)

Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training


Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training

You can download the PDFs and MP3s to keep for your own use.

It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like.

Included with Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership


first year then £8 a month thereafter

As long as your membership is active:

You can download the PDFs and MP3s to keep for your own use

It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like.


You gain access to five other popular online training courses.

100s of activity ideas

A NEW mini-training guide each month

and lots more ...

Get this training for FREE

If you have paid for 12 months access to 'Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years' or you have had membership for over 12 months, you will automatically be able to gain access to this training on the NEW EYMI 2 to 5 years website. 

Don't have access to Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years yet? Sign up NOW for 12 months access and you will automatically gain access to the training.  Click here to find out more about signing up >>>https://www.musicintheearlyyears.com/early-years-music-ideas-2-to-5 <<<

Access is on the NEW Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years website and available for as long as your membership is active

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:

How do I access the training?

Very easily! As long as you have access to the internet on a device (phone, tablet or computer) you can access the training. All the training is done on a secure website. Once it has launched you will be allocated a username and password. 
Then, click on the link for the secure website, enter your login and password that’s it you can start your training! Super easy!

- Can I share the training with other early years colleagues?

Each training place purchased is for an individual to watch and work through.

That person CANNOT share their login details and the training material in electronic or printed format: e.g. videos, workbooks, checklists.

- Can I do the training if I run an under 5s children’s business?

Yes, the training and activity ideas you are free to use to teach young children. However, they are for your own use.  THEY CANNOT BE USED FOR YOU TO TRAIN OTHERS FOR FINANCIAL GAIN OR BE ADDED TO A FRANCHISE CURRICULUM

I'm worried about entering my payment details online, how do I know it is safe?

My website is secure as can be seen by the padlock symbol in the address bar: Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.13.26.png

All payments are done securely through Stripe; your payment details are never disclosed.

If I change my mind after purchase, can I get a refund?

This is a digital product and is delivered immediately after purchase and therefore under UK law doesn't fall under the 14 day 'cooling off' period.  This means that you won't get a refund 

Will the resource show demonstrations with groups of children?

Sorry no, for child protection reasons this is not possible.

How long will the training take to complete?

There are around 3 hours of bitesize videos included in the training.  It will vary from person to person and it is self-study so that you can work at a pace that suits you.

A little about me…

I started teaching music to the under 5s in 1998 as a qualified primary teacher and was also the school Music Co-ordinator.  After a break from teaching, to look after my own little people, I setup Musical abc in 2008 to teach music to the under 5s.  I have worked with many children and have gained and developed fun ways to help children explore music.

In 2015 I started creating music training for early years professionals through ‘Music in the Early Years' and  have helped over 1000 early years practitioners with music in their early years setting

Anne (B.Ed (hons))

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Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our products and their potential. The testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, don’t apply to the average purchaser and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation.