Summer term 2017
Tuesday 18 April
Mon 29 May - Fri 2 June
Monday 24 July
(no classes Monday 1 May - Bank Holiday)
Autumn Term 2017
Monday 11 September
Mon 23 - Friday 27 Oct
Friday 15 December
Hello! My name is Alison Norman and I offer Monkey Music classes for babies and toddlers in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks.
Monkey Music has been running local children’s music activities for over 14 years and we’d love the opportunity to meet your family and to teach your little monkey!
More than 2000 children have been to our award-winning classes since we first launched in Kent in 2003 and Monkey Music is highly recommended by local parents who enjoy our weekly sessions as much, if not more than their ‘little monkeys’ do!
Join us for a complimentary class and we look forward to meeting your family very soon!
Children’s pre school music activities in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks
Monkey Music is fun! With catchy tunes, magical sounds and visual props, your child will be nurtured, educated and entertained. The classes follow a reassuring, familiar structure that supports your child’s social and musical learning. Fathers often join in the fun, and grandparents and other family members are always welcome.
We do our best to nurture a love of music and song in every child. Hand in hand with singing and playing, we teach children to listen, follow the conductor and teach your child how to play confident solos, and as part of a group.
We encourage parental involvement at every stage. We want parents, nannies and grandparents to join in fully, so that the whole family can learn songs together to sing and enjoy at home, too.
Your family will also be invited to join Monkey at holiday workshops, parties and one-off family fun during the year, for example at NCT events.
Parents often say that their child LOVES their Monkey Music classes more than any other pre-school or children's music activities. School teachers who attend our classes often tell us that a Monkey Music class prepares children well for their future life in school.
Families also frequently get feedback from nursery and kindergarten staff and health visitors to say that their children are ahead of their developmental milestones in language development and are very confident and able in their music making and singing.
Our musical playgroups and classes for babies and toddles are currently held in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Hildenborough and Pembury. Our area also includes Edenbridge, Westerham, Biggin Hill, Paddock Wood, Lamberhurst, Groombridge, Goudhurst, Leigh and Shoreham. If you know anyone who would like to teach with us in these centers, please encourage them to contact us as we know our classes are always very popular and we would love to offer more of them throughout the area.
Monkey Music Teachers and Resources
We pride ourselves on providing a consistently high standard of pre-school music education in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, where your child will receive plenty of individual attention.
Our teachers are drawn from a variety of professions including dance, teaching, social work and theatre. All share a passion for communicating the love of music and song to our families and we get great pleasure and rewards from seeing the development of the babies into toddlers and young children over a number of years, before they go off to nursery, kindergarten or school. We also love that so many life-long family friends are made amongst children and parents that first met at our Monkey Music class.
Our percussion instruments, educational and sensory resources are all of the highest quality and we are constantly updating and improving them. There’s plenty of hands-on fun, with a chance to sing and play with castanets, maracas, drums, triangles, wooden agogos, bells, tambourines, finger cymbals, ocean drums and rainmakers. Other resources including soft toys, scarves, ribbons, hats, educational laminates and flashcards help to captivate your child during the activities.
Last but not least, there’s Monkey, our pink and orange mascot. Monkey is a great motivator for babies, who generally love him from the first week they meet him! Monkey and his smaller friend Baby Mo can be purchased at class to take home. We hear that they are loved dearly by all the family for many years!
Rock’n’Roll music groups for mothers and babies
The first children’s music activities at Monkey Music are for babies aged 3 months to 12 months old.
At a Rock’n’Roll class we’ll help you to enjoy precious time, music-making and song with your baby. The sights and sounds will mesmerize and captivate your baby, aiding their physical, social and creative learning and development along the way.
We really enjoy the milestones your baby reaches at class. It’s a privilege to share with your family your baby’s first claps, waves, steps and words.
Heigh-Ho music classes for young children in Kent.
As your toddler grows and develops and starts learning to walk, we introduce many pulse-based songs and activities with more actions at our Heigh-Ho classes. Toddlers love to move, and encouraged by Monkey they wave, clap, march, run, jump and dance to our rhymes and music. The singing, movement and instrumental activities help toddlers to secure a strong sense of rhythm in their bodies. Their enjoyment is clear to see!
Jiggety-Jig. Music classes for toddlers in Kent.
Once your toddler turns two, we start to teach musical concepts, through turn-taking and musical activities. Each child will learn how to start and stop to the music, to follow the conductor and to take solos at the front of class on percussion instruments, including cymbals and agogos.
By now, the little monkeys in your family are budding musicians, and our talented, well-trained class leaders are skilled in building their trust and confidence to encourage their full participation in class, increasingly independently of their grown-ups. Family members tell us how lovely it is to be able to see their child so fully engaged and absorbed in these children’s music activities each week.
Ding-Dong. Music lessons for pre school children.
In Ding-Dong, our oldest pre-school age group, the child (aged 3 to 4) is part of a rather special singing, playing and dancing musical group with Monkey. Each child will relish the opportunity to learn about the instruments of the orchestra and master basic musical concepts through stick notation and the Koday method. Each child is invited to sing their name to the group and, with their finely tuned listening ears and fabulous musical awareness, they can answer some rather complex questions from the teacher in our amusing activities and engaging games.
So, please get in touch. If you’re looking for fun classes for your baby or toddler (and for mum too) come along to Monkey Music, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Hildenborough and Pembury. Remember our children’s music groups also cover Edenbridge, Westerham, Biggin Hill, Paddock Wood, Lamberhurst, Groombridge, Goudhurst, Leigh and Shoreham.
Hope to see you soon!