Lynda-Jane Nelson – MusicBugs
What is Music Bugs?
MusicBugs North Down is for children from birth to aged 5 to come and enjoy singing, dancing and music in group settings. The classes are currently online and are interactive and structured like the face-to-face classes. There will be lots of the favourite Music Bugs songs, children’s songs, and nursery rhymes to sing along to! Each online session lasts for 30 minutes – just purchase one ticket per household costing £4.
MusicBugs classes were based in Banger, Conlig, East Belfast, Newtownards and South Belfast is coming soon. MusicBugs has been run at birthday parties, day nursery and preschool session. She also holds parent and toddler session and events.
Lynda-Jane said, “We have so much fun in class and it is gently structured but informal.” If a baby needs fed, changed, rocked or to sleep that is ok, there is no pressure to participate. Online classes are on demand so you can pause and come back to it at a time that suits. If your little one is having an off day, switch if off and try again the next day.
Who is Lynda-Jane?
Lynda-Jane Nelson is a trained Opera Singer and moved to HR. After being on maternity twice she realised she wanted and needed to do something that kept me closer to home to be with my kids. In February 2019 Music Bugs started.
Lynda-Jane loves meeting the families and chatting with them each week. She loves being a part of this new chapter in their lives. She helps in the development of their child. Lynda-Jane loves when mummies come into the room knowing no-one and leave having formed a new friendship.
Lynda-Jane was named Franchisee of the Year on the first year she started. She is so proud of that. She is also a Loved by Parents Platinum Winner for Best Baby/Toddler Class 2018 and was nominated for What’s on 4 Kids awards 2019 for Most Loved Music, Dance or Performing Arts Activity and Most Loved Baby Activity.
Business advice from Lynda-Jane:
Firstly do lots of prep as to what your starting costs would be and allow for a contingency. Secondly, make sure you pay yourself a wage and set goals of what you would like to achieve to make your time more productive. But in the end, follow your dreams, if you love what you do it will show.
Lynda-Jane struggles with Instagram as she finds it difficult to create content, find hashtags and engage followers to comment.
Where you can find MusicBugs: