Learn English through music for children

Homestays with English speakers have proven to be one of the most efficient ways to learn a new language. King and Byrne offer homestays using the power of music to learn English.

As trained musicians and English teachers, your stay with us is a little different from the usual homestay. Here you will study English formally with trained TEFL teachers but we include a musical environment. This means that you will live with a family that are trained musicians and can play acoustic guitar, bass guitar, classical guitar, Spanish guitar, piano and have a recording studio on-premises.

Music is the universal language of mankind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Schedule – Sunday to Saturday

Sunday – pick up at train station or airport if arranged, the rest of the day will be spent using casual English and becoming familiar with the home and the family. A tour of the music studio and a casual musical session all conducted in English with expectations of students and hosts discussed.

10 hours per week – of structured English classes with our teachers.  

15 hours per week – structured music classes and learning recording skills in the studio. We can also include speciality classes in voice or other instruments. You will go home with a CD showcasing your musical abilities.

15 hours per week – touristic activities as chosen by the student and day to day English skills used in shopping, visiting local villages and engaging with merchants at the bakery, butchers, market stalls, grocery shops, restaurants etc.

Touristic activities – your choice – extra costs pick 2??

Mont St. Michel – full day

St. Hilaire – visit to the market

Bayeux and the Bayeux Tapestry

Caen – WWII memorials

Chateau visits – Visit to Domfront medieval village and castle ruins, trip to Bagnoles d’Lorne to see the spa town and its Belle Epoque architecture, Lassay les Chateaux and the Circuit de Lancelot, Château de Fougères.

Special Needs:

We can cater to special dietary needs such as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, lactose intolerant, etc.

An ESL teacher trained to work with special needs students including autism, and other different abilities.