Hi, I'm Elizabeth, Chief bean

I created Jellybeans Music in 2007 and I'm a classically trained musician, Montessori teacher, entrepreneur and mum of 3 boys -  I love creating and sharing new songs and  I am very inspired by music from all over the World.  

I am passionate about my belief that high quality music activities should and must be at the very heart of all Early Years activities. From language development to mathematical concepts. From singing alone to exploring sounds in a group.  From creating sounds to learning to be quiet. These are just a few of the amazing skills which music can develop in the child, while they are having fun enjoying and exploring their own creativity

However, it is just as important to me that our classes are places of support, friendship and community for their adults.  Spaces where people can relax and enjoy time together with fantastic music and discover the joy of singing.  - after all singing is incredibly physically good for us, it boosts the immune system which can mean fewer colds, it combats stress and it releases the feel good endorphines. 

WHY I created Jellybeans Music

Having enjoyed a huge variety of preschool classes with all 3 of my boys, I knew there was a real gap in the market for music classes which firmly put quality, tuneful, music making at the very heart but are also educational, active and fun.   I'd always dreamt about running my own business, so when my youngest was about to start school, I decided it was the perfect time to start making my dreams into reality.  

 Music for me is as integral to my life as breathing.  I sing throughout my daily life and I  believe that everyone can sing.  Sometimes we forget the sheer pleasure that singing gives us and become overwhelmed at the thought that others might hear us so I believe it is also my role as a class leader to encourage everyone, adults and children to sing, sing, sing.

I have always loved music and performing.  I love to sing.  I love my guitar.  I enjoy the ukelele but the piano is not for me. Musically I have achieved the Royal College of Music Grade 8 in both Classical Guitar and Voice and I studied music performance as part of my BA Humanities Degree

HOW I created Jellybeans Music

I knew from the very first scribblings on the back of an envelope (yes it really did start in a coffee shop waiting to pick up my youngest from preschool) that having the 'right' music would be fundamental to the success of the business.   Working with a team of early years specialist musicians the songs were composed and recorded, in keys and tempos I felt appropriate for the age groups and enjoyable for adults to sing and listen to, again and again and again.  I don't think I'll ever forget the first time I heard the Jellybeans 'Hello' song and I still love it just as much.

Once all the music had been sourced, learnt, actions created, my boys helped me choose a name for the business, the logo was designed, beans were named, jellybean cuddlies made, lesson plans developed, instruments sourced and I was ready.  

The business grew quickly and in 2009, the logo became a trademarked image.   Jellybeans Music may be constantly evolving as a business but the breadth and quality of our music and it's delivery remains at the very heart of everything