First Steps


First Steps: Family Band is a morning of vocal exploration and singing, movement and dance, musical games and creative music-making, providing the best start for your child’s musical journey. Aimed at children up to 7 years old and their families, First Steps Family Band runs for 10 sessions each term on Saturday mornings. Choose from 9.30-11am or 11am-12.30pm. To add your name to the waiting list, please contact or call us on 020 3089 3214.

Family Musical Play is a drop-in creative musical play session for children up to 7 and their families, taking place on Saturday mornings at 1-2.30pm and on selected dates during the school holidays. Click here for dates and to book.



Singing Stars Choir is an introduction to group singing for children aged 5 – 8. Our Singing Stars will discover their voices by joining in singing games and exploring part-singing and movements. The choir meets at 4-5pm on Tuesday nights. To join the choir, register here.



First Steps: Baby Steps takes place on Wednesdays at 10am. Come and share time together in this gentle musical environment for babies aged 6-18 months and their carers. Click here for dates and to book.

First Steps: Family Steps is a music session for children aged 0 – 5 years and their adults, offering playful opportunities to explore instruments and enjoy songs and rhymes together. Come along on Wednesdays at 11am. Click here for dates and to book.



First Steps: Musical Story Time is playful session of storytelling and music making for children aged 0-4 and all the family, taking place on Thursdays at 10.15am. Click here for dates and to book.

First Steps: MotherEase is a group for mums with babies 0-9 months, focussing on the mother during a time of personal change. Our intention is to create a safe and nurturing space where mums can talk and support and celebrate each other on this journey into motherhood. Join us at 11.15am on Thursdays. Click here for dates and to book.


All First Steps sessions and Singing Stars Choir take place at Newham Music Hub: Westfield. Family Band and Singing Stars Choir have a termly fee. The other sessions are ‘pay what you can’ via donation.

Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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