Last Baby Pembroke Academy of Music

This Wednesday saw an especially busy Baby PAM session, with over 20 adults, babies and volunteers coming along to Pembroke House for a singalong and afternoon tea. As well as being the end of term for PAM, this week was particularly special for being the last session organised by Director of Music, Elizabeth.


Baby PAM welcomes children up 4 years old, along with parents, carers and volunteers, and welcomes new participants to its session every week. Lucy Barlow, who runs the regular sessions, began the afternoon by instructing parents and babies in some cheery ukulele songs, and soon everyone was on their feet stomping along to ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’.

After, a basket of percussion instruments, including maracas, tambourines, and egg shakers was passed around. The grand finale featured a giant parachute, enjoyed by the children as a colourful tent to dance under and sing songs like, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.

Afternoon tea and cake followed, along with healthy snacks for the children. Overall, it was a lovely (if quite tiring!) afternoon.

PAM Goes to Cambridge 2018

On the 28th April the Pembroke Academy of Music went on our annual trip to Pembroke College, Cambridge – where our founders came from in 1885. College Director of Music Anna Lapwood led a serious of fun and engaging workshops, helped by Mollie and the Pembroke College Choir. We are very grateful to them for sharing their talent and enthusiasm with our young musicians, who had a few numbers of their own to share with the Pembroke students. As well as singing workshops, we were also treated to harp and organ demonstrations, and Anna very generously let us have a go on her very own classical harp! We all look forward to seeing the college and choir again next year.

Anna supervises as a budding harpist tries his first tune

Snappy Operas

On 1 June 2016 children from the Pembroke Academy of Music worked with Mahogany Opera to create an opera in a day. See the creative process, filmed right here at Pembroke House!