Our Story

Tiny Mites Music was created by singer/actress Vanessa Heywood in 2002

“Music is a passion for me; it is the family business! My childhood was surrounded by jazz musicians who seemed so cool and free. My father (Chris Smith who played trombone with Frank Sinatra on his European Tours) practiced every day for hours on end, he taught me never to give up and to work until something is perfect.

The idea of writing new inspiring, interactive music for young children came to me when I took my own children to a music session locally which proved disappointing, as it failed to engage them. I wanted to connect with really young children with new, fun material that could cultivate a lifelong love of music for them. I decided at that point to establish my own business”

Vanessa created Tiny Mites Music which provides interactive music & dance classes for pre-school children and babies in the nursery setting.

The company has now grown to include Drama Mites for older children and a Yoga Mites programme.

We have full Theatre Shows (Tiny Mites at the Seaside & Santa Claus and the Tiny Mites) and also Theatre In Education 1 hour shows and workshops (Cinderella, Peter Pan, Cave Girl).

We have also trained staff to perform Tiny Mites in Holiday Centres across the UK.