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Monkey timetable

Summer Term 2016

14 weeks

Term starts: Monday 11th April

End of Term: Friday 22nd July (or Monday 25th July)

Half Term: Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

Autumn Term 2016

13 weeks

Term Starts: Monday 12th September

Half Term: 24th to 28th October

Term Ends: Friday 16th December


Huggle, 8-10 Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage NW33NT

THURSDAY

2.40pm

3.15pm

3.50pm

Rock'n'Roll

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Babies from 3 months

For 2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months


Busy Rascals at The Queensbury,110 Walm Lane (opposite Willesden Green Tube) NW24RS

WEDNESDAY

CANCELLED 13/04/16

9.30am

10.05am

10.40am

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

For 2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


St Mary's Church, corner of Elsworthy Road and Primrose Hill Road, London NW33DJ

WEDNESDAY

9.25am

10.00am

10.35am

11.15am

Heigh-Ho

Jiggety-Jig

Rock'n'Roll

Heigh-Ho

Toddlers from 12 months

2 & 3 year olds

Babies from 3 months

Toddlers from 12 months


St Ann and St Andrew's Church, 125 Salusbury Road NW66RG

MONDAY

9.40am

10.15am

10.50am

11.30am

Heigh-Ho

Heigh-Ho

Jiggety-Jig

Rock'n'Roll

Toddlers from 12 months

Toddlers from 12 months

2 & 3 year olds

Babies from 3 months


Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinsons Place, Fitzroy Road. NW18TN

TUESDAY

9.15am

9.45am

10.20am

10.55am

Heigh-Ho

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

Jiggety-Jig

Toddlers from 12 months

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months

2 & 3 year olds


Keats House Library, The Nightingale Room, 10 Keats Grove, London NW32RR

WEDNESDAY

 

9.40am

10.15pm

10.50pm

Jigetty-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


Quaker Meeting House, 120 Heath Street NW31DR

THURSDAY

9.45am

10.20am

10.55am

Jiggety-Jig

Heigh-Ho

Rock'n'Roll

2 & 3 year olds

Toddlers from 12 months

Babies from 3 months


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Welcome to my classes in

Hampstead

Alex and Eloise Trippier

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Hello, Monkey Music offers action-packed 30 minute weekly music classes for babies and toddlers in Hampstead, Primrose Hill, Belsize Park and the surrounding area. Monkey Music classes are fun, interactive, stimulating and support your child’s development. Each of the four levels of Monkey Music is designed around the interests and capabilities of their specific age groups. Classes combine traditional nursery rhymes and original Monkey Music songs. We use a wide variety of colourful props and musical teaching resources to create a lovely environment for fun and learning.

Eloise and Alex are a husband and wife team with three young children and Alex has a background as a teacher and actor. In 2012 Alex was awarded "Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5's - South" in the National What’s On for Little Ones awards and he heads up a team of teachers made up of talented professional musicians and actors.

Book your FREE class now and join the fun!

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Where can I find Monkey Music classes?

We offer music classes for mums, babies and toddler in Primrose Hill (NW1), Hampstead Village (NW3), South End Green , Keat’s House Library in South end Green (NW3), Tufnell Park/Kentish Town (NW5), Willesden Green (NW2), Queen’s Park (NW6), Belsize Park & Swiss Cottage (NW3).

 

Do I have to join for the full term?

You can join in at Monkey Music’s Hampstead children’s music groups at any point in the term (and only pay for the classes left in the term). The Monkey Music musical programme is progressive and the idea is that the babies, toddlers and children build on what they're doing from week to week. They also start to recognise their teacher and get to know the songs and activities. The more familiar they are with the content the more they engage with it. This in turn builds their confidence and self-esteem and they are able to concentrate longer, enjoy the class better and learn more easily. Also, regular attendance means that everyone in the class gets to know each other which makes for a more fun and settled class environment. We welcome many families back term after term and year after year and we are very flattered to frequently be told that the class is the highlight of the week for both grown ups and their little monkeys. 

 

What do the different levels mean?

Each curriculum level has been specifically written and refined to support your child’s development at four specific stages and follows the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) recommended for babies and for children attending nursery, kindergarten and pre-school.

 

Rock’n’Roll  music classes for babies from 3 months

In the Rock'n'Roll classes, we aim to pave the way for your child’s future emotional and intellectual development with:

  • a stimulating musical environment
  • gentle songs,  and fascinating sounds
  • a broad range of musical instruments, resources and props designed to stimulate babies
  • absorbing activities and precious shared moments
  • ideas for fun activities to do at home with the  child and the whole family

 

Heigh-Ho music classes for toddlers from 12 months

In the Heigh-Ho classes we are working hard to extend the children’s ability to concentrate and we also aim to:

  • support early language development & stimulate visual memory
  • help strengthen neural bridges which are necessary for later learning
  • encourage the toddlers to practice fine motor skills during engaging musical activities
  • encourage toddlers’ self-awareness and self-discipline
  • develop learning and listening skills useful for nursery, kindergarten & pre-school

 

Jiggety-Jig music classes for 2 & 3 year olds

In the Jiggety-Jig classes for older toddlers the children start to be able to engage with more concentrated activities

  • support early language development & stimulate visual memory
  • develop children's imagination & build self-confidence with 'pretending'
  • help the children learn important lessons about boundaries 
  • encourage the delicate art of sharing
  • place a greater emphasis on the social skills required for nursery, kindergarten or pre school
  • help the children begin to compose their own music by taking turns
  • encourage parental involvement at home by setting very simple show and tell style homework

 

Ding- Dong music classes for 3 & 4 year olds

In Ding-Dong the children are now ready to learn to read music! Many children who have started to attend nursery, kindergarten or pre school continue with their musical programme at Monkey Music. The children are learning about the basics of early notation and about the different sections of the orchestra. The resources we use for this level include graphic notation and tuned percussion instruments. We encourage more parental involvement at home as children start to compose their own very simple pieces of music.

 

 

How do I book?

You can call, email or fill out our web form to book a complimentary music class. Once you have attended your complimentary class, you will receive an email inviting you to join for however many classes are left in the term, plus a one-off membership fee (cost may vary & limited promotions may apply). Each class costs £11 and you pay for however many classes are left in the term after your free class. You can pay by cheque, by card over the phone or by internet banking (BACS).

 

What happpens in class?

The fun in class is underpinned by a structured curriculum and the lesson plans follow age-specific learning objectives. The lessons evolve every week and the children build on what they learn from week to week. Different topics are explored every few weeks every week using different resources, music and props . In each class there will be singing, a movement section & the children will play a selection of real percussion instruments.

 

Why is Monkey Music different?

Monkey Music is an established pre school music group which has been running for over 21 years! The Monkey Music curriculum has been developed, refined and updated over the last two decades so all of the songs and activities have been tried and tested by thousands of babies, toddlers and children. We have professionally recorded backing tracks for all of our songs and these comprise of traditional nursery rhymes and over 300 original songs written by well-known composers. In addition to this our classes are highly interactive and our children learn to make music on the finest percussion instruments! This means the children are engaging with musical activities that are tailored to their stage of development. Whilst they are having fun, the children will be working on their memory skills, their co-ordination, their vocabulary, their co-ordination and social skills. We also aim to teach them the all-important art of concentration! All Monkey Music teachers are trained according to Monkey Music’s training programme and then mentored by Alex who was named Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5’s– South in the 2012 WO4LO Awards (voted for by parents across the UK).

 

Your involvement in the class

It goes without saying that the children are relying on the involvement of parents, grandparents and nannies to lead them through the class both physically and emotionally. Monkey Music is very much a family activity! The more you get involved in the class and help and encourage your little one to begin to copy you and join in the instructions from our teachers the more you will both gain from the experience. Many lifelong friendships are made in our classes for both parents and children too and we are always getting feedback from grown ups who say they enjoy it just as much as the little ones! Many families attend for many years with different siblings and they often tell us how much they enjoy hearing the songs again!
 
Practical Questions

What do we wear? 
You can wear anything you like – the main thing is to be comfortable as everyone sits on mats on the floor.
 
Do I need to bring anything?
You don’t need to bring anything at all. We have sent you a booking confirmation and your teacher will be expecting you.
 
Can I change/feed my baby during class?
Yes absolutely. You can feed or change and come and go as you please.

What do I do with my buggy?
You will either be able to bring this in to the classroom or there will be a secure area outside the venue to leave it. Please bring your rain cover if it might rain.
 

Make-up classes
If you are unable to attend one of your classes we will do our utmost to make a suggestion for a make-up class. However, we would be grateful if parents and nannies could kindly note that these are strictly subject to availability and that your
booking applies to a particular class & time.

So, if you like what you hear about Monkey Music Hampstead and want something different from a playgroup come and see us. Remember we have music groups in Primrose Hill (NW1), Hampstead Village (NW3), South End Green , Keat’s House Library in South end Green (NW3), Tufnell Park/Kentish Town (NW5), Willesden Green (NW2), Queen’s Park (NW6), Belsize Park & Swiss Cottage (NW3). We look forward to meeting you, and your little monkeys very soon!

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