Independent children's music class inspired by the world-renowned
Suzuki music education method.

We combine Eastern philosophy, Western classical music and Mandarin Chinese
language learning, to create a multi-dimensional learning experience.

Mandarin and non- Mandarin speaking families are welcome.

 

Classes

5 MONTHS - WALKING Enquire Now

This is a lovely way to introduce music and Mandarin Chinese to you and your baby.

We sing Chinese nursery action rhymes, choose a theme that relates to your baby’s life experience and listen to classical music with movements. We have lots of fun with percussion instruments, songs, simple musical games and some gentle movements.

It is also a great opportunity to meet other parents who share the same ethos. At the end of each session, we have a reading session which introduces its importance. You will be updating your child’s learning journal on a weekly basis.

WALKING - 3 YEARS Enquire Now

Toddlers enjoy a lot of movement in this one hour session. We introduce a wider variety of instruments, songs and games and enjoy more complex music-making through imaginative play and storytelling.

Simple music theory, such as strong (f), soft (p) and high / low notes, is introduced. The session finishes with family reading time and updating your child’s learning journal.

3 - 5 YEARS Enquire Now

These one hour sessions bring together everything we have learned so far.

The class is in the afternoons and holidays for school aged children. Using Mandarin Chinese as a tool, we focus on individual music skills and there is a theme every few weeks. We also introduce different arts and crafts, fun baking skills and games to reinforce your child’s Mandarin Music learning.

   

Term Dates

  • Spring Term

    26April ‘19 12July ‘19

    Half term:25th May - 2nd June

  • Autumn Term

    16September ‘19 05December ‘19

    Half term:21st October - 3rd November

  • Winter Term

    TBC    
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Clubs and Workshops in School

Clubs and Workshops in School

At Mandarin Melody, we have an ambition to build a music and language learning environment for the new generation. We are currently working in partnership with local schools to introduce tailored ‘Extra Curriculum Club’ and ‘Themed Workshop’ during term time. Our aim is to provide children and parents an easy access to a quality experience that is super fun and enjoyable. If you would like to learn more about this offer, please contact hello@mandarinmelody.com for further details.

Holiday Clubs

Our holiday camps are designed for children aged between 4 and 7. The camps will take place during half term and end of term breaks and are typically for three hours each day from 10am to 1pm. We have found it works well for both young children and parents.

We welcome both Chinese and non-Chinese speaking families.

The activities include singing Chinese songs, playing different percussion instruments, music theory games, music and movement, making percussion instruments and traditional Chinese children’s games. We will tailor the content depending on children’s ability to ensure a fun-filled learning experience.

Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp

Summer camp

Sutton

Venue: Avenue Primary Academy, Avenue Road, Sutton, SM2 6JE
Dates: Tuesday 30th and Thursday 31st July
Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th August
Time: 10am - 1pm

Wimbledon

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB
Dates: Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd August
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th August
Time: 10am - 1pm

Autumn Term Camp

Sutton

Venue: Avenue Primary Academy, Avenue Road, Sutton, SM2 6JE
Dates: Monday 21st to Wednesday 23 October
Time: 10am - 1pm

Wimbledon

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1SB
Dates: Thursday 24th to Thursday 25th October
Time: 10am to 1pm

Party Package

Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp
Holiday Camp

Mandarin Melody would love to create an unforgettable party for your child!

Our parties include high quality musical activities and fun Mandarin Chinese children’s games. We will be happy to work with parents to fulfil any specific requirements – such as party themes, group size, age range or the perfect venue.

Please get in contact with us to discuss in detail.

Special Events!

From guest musicians to concerts in the park, we host a series of one-off musical events aimed at providing you and your family with an extra special experience that you can all enjoy.

Upcoming events:

NEW EVENTS COMING SOON!

Take a look at our previous events in our gallery.

Special Events
Special Events
 

Equiry Form

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Meet Our Teachers

Founder and Teacher

Ginger

Originally from Taiwan, Ginger (Shih-Ching) is an experienced music teacher. She holds an MA in Community Music from the University of York, UK and a BA in Music Education from Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan.

Before moving to London, Ginger was a qualified primary school music teacher.

Ginger trained with the British Suzuki Institute and completed her level 5 in 2017. She has a full practice at her house in Southwest London. Her pupils have been awarded music scholarships and have been extremely successful in piano exams and competitions.

I really enjoy working with children. I’ve been part of the music education experience for 20 years now and I particularly enjoy seeing children develop their skills through my classes. It’s so rewarding to be a part of.

Do you speak Mandarin, have experience working with children, and play an instrument? Then we want to hear from you!

Send your CV to hello@mandarinmelody.com with ‘Teacher Vacancy’ as the subject title.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Testimonials

  • We’ve been coming for over 3 years!

    We have been coming to Ginger’s Mandarin music classes for over three years, my oldest since he was 6 months old and my younger since he was a few weeks old, together with his brother. Ginger is a talented music teacher. She is very patient and has a lovely way with children. My sons have a lot of fun getting to try out different instruments during the class and I think that the balance of movement, music and activities suits children of different abilities and age ranges well. My children love the Mandarin nursery rhymes she has recorded for her students, and we listen to them all the time in the car.

    - Lynn(Mum to Benji & Marty)

  • Neither my husband or I speak Mandarin, but we were keen for our children to learn other languages from an early age. Ginger’s Mandarin music classes provide the perfect combination of activity, learning and repetition to keep our children interested in the sessions. I started bringing my children to classes when my daughter was 21 months and my son was 4 months old - the sessions really are perfect for any age. Ginger’s style is fun, relaxed and inclusive and the children interact well with her. I too have learnt some basic Mandarin and we regularly sing the songs and say the rhymes at home. I would recommend Ginger’s classes to anyone who wants their children to learn Mandarin, regardless of whether or not you speak the language at home.

    - Rebecca, Lillia’s Mum

  • I adopted my son from China, so it was really important to me to get him into a Chinese class right away, with other kids his age. He had just turned two. Someone recommended Ginger’s music class to me, and we both loved it straight away. Ginger is an amazing teacher, and so sweet with the children. We look forward to coming every week, and enjoy the many musical activities. It helps to remember the Chinese words when we put them to music, and it makes it more fun to learn.

    - Wendy(Kai’s Mum)

  • My son has been going to Ginger’s Mandarin class since he was 18 months old. My daughter also went to the same class before starting reception. Ginger introduces various musical instruments and popular Mandarin songs in the classes as well as teaching mandarin. She is kind and professional and both my children enjoyed this class a lot!

    - Sammy, Olivia and Hugo