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What Is Concertini?

A ‘Concertini’ is a bite-size, live music experience aimed at families with children aged 0-8. Each Concertini features a different live band or ensemble and is produced in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

Who we are

Concertini was formed in May 2015 by musician, teacher and mum of two Julia Bentley Dawkes. Concerts take place in venues and schools throughout the Thames Valley, each concert lasts under an hour and is followed by the chance to meet the musicians and their instruments, and even have a go!

“The purpose of each Concertini is to introduce children and their families to different styles of live music and musical instruments, to prepare them for the enjoyment of future live music events, to nurture a love of music and to provide an opportunity for families to listen to live music in a relaxed community setting.”

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“Finally, we didn’t have to say shhhhh to the kids. They really enjoyed the concert. Thank you!”

“There are some events which you just know will stay with your little ones forever.”

“Our family love Concertini, we go there to enjoy the music and dance together as a family. The children love trying the instruments afterwards”


“What a fabulous family experience exploring the glorious world of the Big Band.”

“We all absolutely LOVED it! The kids are still talking about it!”

“I genuinely think the parents may have had even more fun than the kids!”

Concertini for Schools

These bite-sized live music concerts last under an hour and aim to introduce your students to great quality grown-up live music in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Each concert features a different live musician or ensemble and can be followed by the opportunity to meet the musicians and their instruments and even have a go.

All concerts are performed by professional musicians and can be targeted either to EYFS/Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 SEN or the whole school. Contact us via the form below to find out more and we can help organise something for your school!

Get In Touch

Contact us via the form below if you have any questions about Concertini. Perhaps you’d like to know more about suitability for your child? Or you may wish to know about how we can bring a Concertini to your event or school. Get in touch and we’ll come back to you as soon as possible.