Spring term 2017
Monday 9th January
Mon 13th - Fri 17th February
Friday 31st March
Summer Term 2017
Monday 24th April
29th May - 2nd June
Monday 24th July
*Please note there will no classes on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May*
My name is Jayne Harris and I run Monkey Music in Chelsea, Gloucester Road, South Kensington, Belgravia and Pimlico. As a professional violinist, I am passionate about passing on my musical knowledge so when a friend took me to a Monkey Music class in 2003 I was so inspired I bought my own franchise! I include professional colleagues in my teaching team who wow the children with their wonderful voices and energetic, inspirational approach. "Your music classes are fantastic, full of enthusiasm, structured yet fun and superbly resourced!" We are delighted to have won Netmum's GOLD medal for the Best Pre School music class in Chelsea. Give Caroline, our lovely office administrator, a call on 0208 767 9827 to book your first FREE class.
What is Monkey Music all about?
We have four separate curriculums for each stage of your little one’s pre school development, from 3 months up to 4 years old, with babies, toddlers and children grouped into small classes according to their age (see below for details).
Classes are 30 minutes long, themed, structured, action packed and beautifully presented with gorgeous puppets, hand crafted props, over three hundred songs, specialist percussion instruments, activities, dance, movement, magical bubbles and super learning resources for the children to experience and explore.
Our small team of talented, vivacious and comprehensively trained teachers pour their hearts into the music classes, wowing the children and parents with their wonderful singing voices and inspirational, musical approach, guaranteeing lots of fun and giggles.
Rock ‘n’ Roll – Babies from 3 months
‘I was totally amazed at my tiny baby’s response to his very first baby music class, he was truly fascinated and stimulated throughout ’.
Monkey Music has a unique, specialist baby music class designed stimulate 3 key areas of physical, language, social development and early learning.
The classes have a wonderful nurturing, loving feel with lots of baby giggles as the little ones are mesmerised by a wonderful array of innovative musical ideas and resources, fascinating sounds and absorbing baby music activities, imaginative sensory props, specialist baby percussion instruments, super puppets and amazing giant mobiles. It's wonderful for our parents to enjoy watching each other’s baby develop and notice each little milestone!
Heigh-Ho Toddlers from 12 months
Now your Toddler is on the move, our curriculum is designed to help you interact together in line with their growing attention span, developing visual memory, fine motor skills and early language. Classes incorporate Children's music activities as well as having fun sitting down, singing, watching and learning from our fantastic puppets, props, instruments and extensive musical resources. In this way the class remains structured but gives room for your child to explore ( we don't expect them to be able to sit down all the time during the class but do ask parents for a bit of help if we need to!).
Children thrive on the steady music beat in Monkey's orchestra time and as the weeks go by you will be amazed to see your child copy a wide variety of actions and activities, learning to shake, rattle and roll!
Jiggety-Jig 2+3 yrs old
'Thank you so much for all your hard work in your wonderful music classes. I can’t wait to bring my second child as I would hate to deny her the same experience. I have been to lots of Children's music activities and I have never experienced anything like your amazing pre school music lessons, I really don't think my son would have been ready for nursery without Monkey Music!'
In our 2-3 year olds music classes we build on the growing ability and attention span of your child. It's amazing to see their response to the class as they sit and concentrate on themed topics, resources and activities within the interactive class structure, encouraging sitting, singing and watching, copying and learning, co ordination and fine motor skill development, sharing, taking turns, confidence building, dance and movement as well as playing and answering musical phrases in our orchestra time as the months go by!
Ding-Dong 3+4 yrs old
As a classical violinist Jayne has been able to bring her substantial musical knowledge into the classroom, providing a unique class, something which is not available at school, providing the best possible platform to go on and learn a musical instrument.
“THANK YOU for your magnificent work over the last 4 years. It has been nothing less than amazing to see my son respond in a musical way as he develops. The Ding-Dong classes have been formative, challenging and engaging, thoroughly introducing the orchestra and its' instruments, exposing the children to major and minor tonalities and musical phrasing, successfully setting the foundations of musical notation and lately the children have been learning to make music together. Truly amazing!”
Parental and carer involvement in our Music classes for Babies, Toddlers and Children.
Monkey Music is a learning environment, preparing your child for kindergarten and nursery, setting the foundations for future learning and development. The more you get involved in the class the more you will both gain from the experience, we really couldn't do without all the amazing parental and carer interaction we encourage in our classes.
Health and Safety, Sickness and Missed classes.
We follow a National Policy prescribed by the HPA with antiseptic and antibacterial products available at all times and we fastidiously clean instruments, props and toys.
We ask you not to come to class if your child or the carer attending has a contagious infection of any sort and we are happy to offer 2 makeup classes per child, per term for missed classes.