Welcome to Beanstalk Arts, the SE London home of creative musical storytelling workshops and music teaching for young people and the young at heart! We deliver imaginative, high quality workshops for preschoolers, KS1 children, schools and arts centres, run by cellists and storytellers Becky Dixon and Martha MacBean and our team of brilliant musician friends. Inclusivity, high quality musicianship and participant centred joy are values that lie at the heart of all our work, and we’d love to see you at a preschool class or come and visit your setting, plus we love getting involved in exciting, creative and innovative partnerships, so please do get in touch!
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
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, and we play regular gigs (and are available for bookings for parties, festivals and events)
Locations: anywhere in the world
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.
Locations: Online anywhere in the world! Real life in SE London
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
Storytelling, cellos, ukulele classes & live music for families in SE London & beyond! Join a real life preschool group, uke class, gig or podcast.