Spring Term 2017
Monday 9th January
13th - 17th February
Friday 31st March
Summer Term 2017
Monday 24th April
29th May - 2nd June
Monday 24th July
* no class on Monday 2nd May due to the bank holiday
My name is Amy and I run Monkey Music classes for babies and toddlers in Barnet, Mill Hill and Whetstone.
My passion for Monkey Music started when I took my son William to his first class. After a long search for baby activities, I was impressed by the quality of teaching at Monkey Music and it was great to see William develop musically, socially and physically – it was great fun too! We met lots of families, some of whom are still really good friends! My second son, Thomas, also loves Monkey Music, so much that I decided to start teaching our classes for babies and toddlers in Barnet, Mill Hill & Whetstone. The combination of songs, musical activities and percussion instruments really do make this a winning formula.
If you’d like to experience the magic of Monkey Music, why not come along for a complimentary first class? We look forward to meeting you and your family soon.
Pre school music groups in Barnet.
Monkey Music High Barnet, Mill Hill and Whetstone offers award winning pre-school music classes suitable for babies from three months to young children of four years – we also welcome families from North Finchley, New Barnet, Woodside Park, Totteridge, Arkley and surrounding areas too!
Our age specific, 30 minute classes are fun, educational and include a wide variety of musical activities, games, movement, singing and song. We use fascinating sounds and absorbing musical activities to encourage learning and our weekly class song gives familiarity to ensure the children feel relaxed and at home during the class. At Monkey Music we have a great deal of resources that we use to ensure our classes are fun and unique. We have special percussion instruments, ranging from drums; which are a favourite of the toddlers to rainmakers and wind chimes that totally captivate the babies with their magical sounds. Each child is able to touch and play with the instruments creating their own music either individually or with another little monkey. We also use rhymes, puppets and visual props to captivate the babies and toddlers to ensure that each song comes to life. Our pre school children start to learn about the orchestra, rhythm, graphic notation and get to experience all the instruments too. It is truly amazing how the children grow and develop in confidence and the ‘age specific’ curricula is key to this. Grouped into small classes by age, we focus on the children’s learning and developmental stages in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Babies and children are encouraged by the teachers and parents to experiment with the instruments, props and explore the musical resources around them. Our classes are available every day of the week in Barnet, Mill Hill, North Finchley and Whetstone and there are many local venues to choose from.
Monkey Music Teachers
Along with Monkey and, of course, baby Mo, we have a fabulous team of teachers here in Barnet, all of whom have a huge passion for musical learning and working with babies and young children. Class teachers are chosen for their enthusiasm and passion for music along with a natural ability to communicate, captivate and entertain babies, toddlers and their families. Our teachers have bags of energy and parents, carers and grandparents are encouraged to join in, to share some precious moments with their babies, toddlers or pre school children. It’s truly special to watch the parents and children bond through sharing different experiences each week. Many parents that I speak to say that it is not only the highlight of their child’s week but it is theirs too and we often see lots of friendships form and develop which is another reason that makes Monkey Music so special.
The history of Monkey Music
Well, Monkey Music was created by Angie Coates, Monkey Music’s founder and managing director and opened in local kindergartens, nurseries and other venues in London in 1993 and was soon so popular that the company was franchised five years later in 1998. Monkey Music now has over 50 franchises and I am lucky enough to be one of them, as a team we teach in over 300 locations from nurseries to church halls across the UK, including my area High Barnet, Mill Hill and Whetstone. Remember, we also welcome families from North Finchley, New Barnet, Woodside Park, Totteridge, Arkley and surrounding areas!
Local music playgroups for babies and young children
Like me, when I was trying to find local baby classes for my children, you have probably done lots of research. Several studies have shown the specific educational benefits of music and a more generally accepted belief is that music can assist in a multitude of areas of child development. I know from my own research for children’s activities, baby groups and baby music classes that there is lots of choice locally. From dance and movement classes to sensory activities and singing lessons there is a wide variety of classes available to babies, toddlers and nursery aged children in Barnet, Mill Hill, Finchley and Whetstone. What makes Monkey Music so unique? Simple. Monkey has been singing his 300 original songs for over 20 years and has a fine tuned curricula along with a fabulous reputation, a great team of teachers and a wide variety of resources to ensure that your baby or toddler has a wonderful musical experience at Monkey Music in an age specific class. We don’t like to boast but we have also won a number of awards too, including Best Children’s Pre-schooler Development award and Best toddler development class!
On top of our regular weekly children’s music classes, Monkey can often be seen at birthday parties and playgroups entertaining babies and children with his fantastic musical activities, songs and games. We also host a variety of holiday workshops over the school holidays and work with local nursery schools and kindergartens to provide children’s musical activities and regular classes.
We would love you to come along and see for yourself what an amazing musical learning journey your baby or child will go on. We offer music classes for babies and toddlers every day of the week in High Barnet, New Barnet, Mill Hill, North Finchley and Whetstone so we hope you will find a class that suits you and your child.
If you have any questions in relation to our classes then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss our music classes and activities with you.
Your first free Monkey Music class
Your first class is free, so simply either press the ‘find a class’ button, email or call the office and we look forward to meeting you and your family at class very soon!