Charlotte Arculus has a Masters in Education (Early Years Music) and is a researcher,
animateur and playful pedagog based in Norfolk
Linda Bance is renowned nationally and internationally for her passion and work promoting
early years music. She is the founding director of Play Music Play
Dr Jessica Pitt is Chair of MERYC-UK, a board member of MERYC-EU and a researcher,
educator, lecturer, and mentor. Her doctoral thesis explored the role of music in
Dr Jessica Pitt
Dr Alison Street’s extensive experience in early years music has spanned over 30
years. Her doctoral research focussed on mother-infant singing interactions
Dr Alison Street
Jane Parker is completing her Masters in Education (Early Years Music) and is a founder
member of Music f’East, the Early Years music network.
Emma Hutchinson MA (Early Childhood Music) is Founder of The Music House for Children,
London. She researches and gives music workshops for babies, young children and those
with specific needs.
Margareta Burrell is the Early Years Music Leader for Berkshire County. She is a
music therapist and Dalcroze expert.
Sandra Barefoot is an experienced artist, researcher, mentor, facilitator and dancer.
She is a founder member of Visible Thinking
Maureen Brookson began her musical journey with Barbara
Cass-Beggs in Canada 30 years ago and since that has shared her own musical pedagogy
and research nationally and internationally
All MERYC members listed here have attended at least one four-day
Lucinda lectures at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is a British Kodály Academy
tutor and is Education Director for the National Youth Choir of Scotland. 22nd International
Kodály Symposium info here
Zoe Greenhalgh MA Ed (Early Years Music) is an independent Early Childhood Music
Specialist. She is a British Kodály Academy Tutor and Associate Tutor in Early Years
Education at Edge Hill University.
Alison Harmer MA Ed (Early Years Music) is a core member of the Gloucestershire-based
charity The Music Works and is their Early Years Programme Leader.
Nicola Burke MA Ed (Early Years Music) is an Independent Early Years Music Specialist
currently leading a large workforce development project in West London, Tri-Music
Become a MERYC member
Currently MERYC England network membership is gained by attending a four-day MERYC-Eu