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Children choosing a toy to play in Little Bees class

Little Bees


Katie Neilson

Teacher, Mentor, Musician, Founder of Little Bees, Writer, Early Childhood Music Education Researcher

Katie Neilson, founder and director of Little Bees Music Classes in Hertford, enjoys a rich and varied career encompassing primary and early childhood music education, teacher training and mentoring, resource writing and research in the field of Early Childhood Music.

Little Bees

Music classes for the under 5s

Over the past 17 years, hundreds of local families have experienced the benefits and joy of Katie’s Little Bees music classes!  


Little Bees music classes are packed with songs, dances, rhymes, instruments, puppets and lots and lots of fun! Bring your babies and pre-schoolers along to learn well-known and new songs with Katie.

Little girl in blue dress choosing an instrument to play in Little Bees class.

Katie's Love of Music 

Music and childhood education books


Katie’s recent research projects explore the vital role of parents in young children’s musical learning.

Katie Neilson holding a little mouse puppet

Training & Mentoring

Katie is very experienced in training and supporting both specialist and non-specialist teachers.

What People Say

"Little Bees was my daughter and my favourite time of the week, a totally relaxed, no pressure fun time of singing, actions and instruments - 6 years later we still remember so many songs -absolutely lovely."


 - Sam, Hertford - 


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