Stave House is an innovative music-teaching programme that teaches children to read, write and play musical notation. It is endorsed and certificated by the London College of Music. There are 4 levels of Stave House Music Awards and the programme is perfect for children from the age of 3 years old. Stave House uses kinaesthetic materials, stories, songs and rhymes that engage the child’s imagination and encourage creative development.
Stave House equips children with skills that enable them to become independent musicians not reliant on copying their teachers or using written letters or finger numbers, but to have a deeper understanding of musical structure and composition. Stave House equips the children with excellent sight-reading skills.Above all – Stave House is fun and is far more than a music teaching method, using play and storytelling to embed academic skills that will last.
The children can place the notes in the correct place whilst singing along to the catchy songs on the CD.
Stories about the characters explain where the notes belong on the stage and games are used to reinforce learning.
The teacher’s manual outlines nine basic steps to introduce the treble clef notes, rhythm and composition.
The rhythm family introduces note values and timing in an easily understood way. Eventually this can be combined with notes for composition and sight reading.
18 fun, colorful and friendly characters to meet.
Why not say hello to all of them at once…
In the beautiful countryside setting of Galleywood,
Chapel Studio is our teaching base.
In my many years of working in music education, I have had experience of all the best known systems for music learning with very young children. I can truthfully, and enthusiastically, say that Stave House is the most impressive of all. Here are some of the reasons: children love the content and the wonderful materials; it is a comprehensive and integrate learning system, which starts at the beginning, and extends upwards in a seamless manner; it teaches notation, sight reading and playing, encourages creativity, and unites performance with musical literacy. Overall, it enables children to have access to the language of music, something they will use throughout their lives.
“I love using Stave House and was thrilled on Friday when my nursery group aged 3 saw the music the Year 2 classes had written collaboratively on the whiteboard and they ‘read’ the jogging walk wai-t rhythms really confidently.”
“I will certainly be raving about Stave House! The children love it and I love teaching it.”
“The concert was a revelation and very enjoyable. It really is a phenomenal approach and so good to have you within the festival (especially during half term) – it was exactly the right thing for our theme. The work you do is obviously making a huge difference. I will spread the word about it amongst colleagues”
“So excited my resources have arrived. Let the fun begin!”
“I am particularly impressed with the easy and natural way the Nursery children acquire the understanding of musical notation and how quickly the knowledge becomes embedded with everything else they are learning at that stage! I am aware that very young brains have the capacity for enormous learning- it just seems obvious to me to include music in that stage.”
“Have to proudly reply that I did a session for our peris during inset so that they knew what on earth the children were talking about when they mentioned Dunstan the Dragon, etc! Glad to say that most of them are now using it in their lessons!”
“I have been using the stavehouse method this past month after your seminar in Cyprus and I am so excited about it! My students (5 year olds) just LOVE it! Even their parents are intrigued and are anticipating the next lesson!”
“She has never been so inspired by music lessons before.”
“I have really enjoyed teaching Stave House. I have been totally blown away with the results. I am hoping to expand starting our new school term in September.”
“Very informative and inspiring, a clear method of effective teaching that both music specialists and non-musical teachers can implement . Thank you.”
“I am in awe of the creativity you have ! I can’t wait to pass your ideas and passion for music onto the children in my school.”
“Thanks for a really useful course, I am really excited about setting my school off on a ‘Stave House’ journey”
Stave House is accredited and certificated by the London College of Music / University of West London. The Chapel hosts the L.C.M. Teachers annual summer event, a musical extravaganza picnic & barbecue. Chapel Studio is a national examination centre for the London College of Music, examinations are held here three times a year. We teach piano, violin, speech and drama, vocal coaching for classical singing & music theatre.
We believe Stave House is the most economically viable music resource you can buy for your school. Stave House will never have to be updated, you can use it anywhere – without electricity. It also covers keystages 1 and 2 and beyond, so has an enormously long life. Stave House can be used to cover almost all of the requirements in the keystage 1 and 2 curriculum and takes the children to a far higher musical academic level than required.
It has that perfect ideal of combining imaginative and creative play with learning complex concepts, and remains a hands on tactile resource rather than leaning heavily on the visual. Therefore it encourages interaction, play and independence. is not suggested that teachers only use Stave House – but that it is an integrated part of the school music curriculum.