Teacher launches CD and songbook

Nancy Cushing, centre, is launching a double CD and songbook featuring music performed at her popular Tadpole Tunes classes
Nancy Cushing, centre, is launching a double CD and songbook featuring music performed at her popular Tadpole Tunes classes
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A TEACHER, who runs a successful music business for pre-school children, is bringing her ‘funky’ tunes to the masses with the launch of her own CD.

Nancy Cushing, a trained musician, composer and qualified music teacher, has produced a double CD and songbook of her own catchy compositions and other well known songs.

The 36-year-old mother of three developed her musical repertoire while fronting a series of classes, Tadpole Tunes, in Bury St Edmunds, with action singing, dancing and percussion for parents with children aged under three.

She will debut the CD of the same name and run free music workshops for children at Waterstones, in The Buttermarket, on Saturday, July 14, from 10am to 3.30pm.

Mrs Cushing, of Thurston, said: “It’s the first time I’ve ever made CDS and I’m really excited about it.

“Children love the groovy tunes which I think set the CDs apart from others in the marketplace. They work as great travel CDs, super distractions to suddenly cheer up a child and generally good social fun at home.”

She was inspired to launch the business five years ago after creating songs for her own children.

Mrs Cushing, who also teaches part-time for Suffolk County Music Service, said: “I wanted to do something to keep my musical brain going.

“The classes help with basic skills such as speech and co-ordination while bringing them out of their shell.”

She runs two classes at the Hyndman Centre, in Hospital Road, on Tuesday and Friday, while her friend and colleague Kirsty Pout oversees two others from her home, in York Road.

Following their success, Mrs Cushing hopes to increase the number of weekly classes to six from September. Aiming to set up a franchise, she is preparing to look for teachers to run classes across the country.

Mrs Cushing also runs a fortnightly session for children at Guildhall Feoffment Pre-school, which will become a weekly activity from Sepetmber.