Region 1 Contact

Chair: Alison Barker
Deputy: Sylwia Zywotko
Tel: 01748 821466
Counties: This is our largest region which includes the following English counties – Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Co. Durham, Cleveland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, north Lincolnshire as well as Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Interactive Music Making and Movement with Margaret Burrell
Early Years Music Specialist (Dalcroze) and Music Therapist.
Alderley Day Nursery, Cheshire, SK10 4TD

On the 30 of September members of the region 1 attended a Music and Movement Workshop with Margareta Burrell at Alderley Day Montessori Nursery in Cheshire.  Margareta is an Early Years Music Specialist (Dalcroze) and Music Therapist- we explored music and movement based on the Dalcroze approach that consists of three components: Eurythmics, Solfège and Improvisation.  We learnt about rhythm, structure and musical expression through movement, actively taking part and we tried to develop an understanding of pitch, scale, and tonality emphasizing aural comprehension and vocal improvisation. We participated in spontaneous musical creation using movements, voices and instruments.  We all were feeling evoked through movement and discovered ourselves as the source of our own musicality.

North Region Meetings

As you are aware Region 1 is very large and so the trainings have been organised across the region with all of you considered. For more information on any of the courses or to book a place please contact me at

11 November, 2017
Supporting children from 0 – 2 in a Montessori setting with Barbara Issacs.
To be held at Leeds Montessori Nursery and Pre-School, Leeds, LS8 2LE from 11.00 – 3.30.

For more information, click on MSA North Region event 11 November

12 May, 2018
Material Making – please come and spend a day exploring and making materials for your setting.
To be held at Seedlings Montessori Childcare, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2HX from 10.00 – 4.00. Easily reached from the A1 or Darlington/Northallerton train stations.

The charge for attending a Region1 full day training is £10 for MSA members and £20 for non-members, ideal for CPD Training.