Welcome to Beanstalk Arts

Welcome to Beanstalk Arts (formally Nimble Tots). We’re a creative music and storytelling organisation run by musicians, early years specialist and workshop leader Becky Dixon and Martha MacBean, running imaginative, interactive workshops in SE London and creating podcasts, videos and online resources. We offer preschool storytelling sessions, school visits, musicianship classes and live family gigs. 

Real Life 'Cello Story' Classes - Summer 2022

Our super popular preschooler ‘Cello Stories’ classes are now back to a full real life timetable! Every week, Martha and Becky, armed with a cello, ukulele, puppets and instruments galore, go on a different musical storytelling adventure. Advance booking required as we can get very busy. 
Age: 0 – 5 (older siblings  and Beanstalk alumni very welcome for summer pop ups!)
Locations: SE London – various locations 

Listen to our music!

With our house band ‘Becky, Boris and the Beats’ we’ve released two brilliantly received albums of original cello based songs featuring melancholy dragons, wobbly teeth, hamsters with missing legs big bad wolfs and OF COURSE Boris the Bird!  You can hear many of the songs played in our classes on these albums.
Age: 0-101
Locations: anywhere in the world

Kids Uke Groups

Creative musicianship and ukulele classes for children in reception and above! Join our self paced kids ukulele online or real life after school classes. if you’re further afield, our self paced online course available to access anytime, with real life groups meeting in SE London.

Age: 5-11
Locations: Online anywhere in the world! Real life in SE London

Grown up Ukes

We have an array of brilliant classes for grown ups – ‘bring a baby’ daytime sessions for beginners and improvers, ukulele CPD classes on Zoom, jamming sessions and more. 
Age: any grown ups!
Locations: Across the land or in person in SE London