Real Life Cello Stories Classes

**Real life classes in SE London are back to full timetable*

Lead by Becky, Martha and Sarah – musicians (cello and violin), storytellers and experienced early years educators, we can’t wait to see you at our top notch preschooler classes. Cello Stories sessions are 40 minute long high quality sessions for children with their parents or carers – each week we’ll explore a new story, with every session is packed full of song, live music and interactive music making, with freshly washed individual kit bags for every child, with visual aids and take-home colouring sheets, with classes running in large, safe venues. 

Becky, director of Beanstalk Arts, can also be found this term leading family sessions at the Royal Albert Hall and British Library, and Martha is as professional teacher, singer and currently finishing her Masters at the Royal College of Music, and we aim to bring top quality musicianship, pedagogical knowledge of early childhood and also lots of JOY to all our sessions! We’ve been recently joined by the wonderful Sarah and her violin – a professional violinist and passionate teacher with London Music Masters, and her classes feature the violin. We aim that our sessions are inclusive and welcoming to all children and families. There are discount tickets available for all classes if finance is a barrier to participating. 

We’re currently in summer term 1, which runs until the 24th May. We have a reduced timetable over half term, then our Summer Term 2 runs from the 3rd June until the 26th July. We will run a number of summer holiday pop ups but haven’t quite firmed up our timetable yet! Our term-time timetable is: 


Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park – usually with Becky
10.00am: mixed age preschoolers and babies
10.55am: mixed age preschoolers and babies
11.50am: 0-18 month olds

Goldsmiths Community Centre, Catford – usually with Becky
10.30am: mixed age preschoolers and babies
11.30am: 0-18 month olds 

The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, Nunhead – usually with Martha
10.30am: mixed age preschoolers and babies
11.30am: 0-18 months

Copleston Centre Peckham – usually with Martha
10am: mixed age preschoolers and babies

Quaker Meeting House Forest Hill – usually with Becky 
11.45am: mixed age preschoolers

The Ivy House Nunhead, SE15 – usually with Becky and cello 
9.40am: mixed age preschoolers and babies
10.35am: 0-18 months
11.30am: BYOB ukulele jam


Real life class tickets – please note that advanced booking is required:

‘Term Booking’ tickets are non-flexible and book you in for the same session every week and holds your spot each week – this works out at £8.50 a class, or – at our early bird booking rate if you book before the 24th May for our summer term 2, you’ll save an extra 10%. 

Pay as you go’ tickets: £10.50 for first child, £3.50 for siblings over 6 months (sibling babes in arms – no cost). If you’re on a low income, you can book our £4.50 concessionary rate tickets (there are usually a maximum of 4 lower income tickets available for each session – no questions asked or context necessary, feel free to book these if you need them, if not available for a certain class do try another session as these are limited per class as they’re subsidised by the other tickets).

‘Class pass’: For £51 you can buy an online block of 6 classes (works out £8.50 a class) or for siblings £15 (works out £2.50 a class) which you have four months to redeem. You can use these on any time or day, but please be aware you will still need to book in advance on the booking page to get a spot!