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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Amersham, Beaconsfield & The Chalfonts

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Come & join our baby & toddler music classes at any point during the term. Your first class is FREE, and our booking is open for NEW customers to join us at any time. Our classes run in Amersham, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross & Marlow from Monday to Saturday & Claire & Michelle are looking forward to meeting you!

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Monkey Music Amersham, Beaconsfield & the Chalfonts has been running now for around 15 years.  Monkey Music classes run on an award-winning curriculum built upon baby and child development, supporting all aspects – physical, linguistic, social and musical development. The curriculum is split into four different stages; Rock ‘n’ Roll music classes for babies from 3 months, Heigh-Ho music classes for toddlers around 12 months, Jiggety Jig music classes from around 2 years and Ding Dong music classes for pre-schoolers. The lessons are tailored to the age and specific needs of that group to help them develop and grow in confidence. We have over 300 original and traditional songs along with musical and activity games to provide a structured environment in our lessons that help little ones develop at the right pace for them and at the appropriate developmental stage. 

Within our purposefully small sized classes we use real instruments, specifically sourced to be safe for children to use and to provide an opportunity for them to develop and be stimulated, along with high-quality, age-relevant resources and props. Our specially trained teachers are talented musicians and have a love for babies and children, and we can’t wait for you to meet them. Michelle is a trained speech & language therapist who also has a musical background. She has 3 children, all of whom have attended Monkey Music over the years & she's loving sharing her love for music with the children in her classes. 

And then there’s me. My name is also Claire. I have lived in Amersham for 10 years and am a former ‘Monkey Music mum’, having taken my 2 children to classes in Amersham from when they were a few months old. I remember watching their faces as they followed a new sound around the room, and how they loved playing the instruments, from as little as a few months old! I grew up playing the piano & clarinet & have a love of music, so Monkey Music provided an opportunity for me then to share this with my children and for them to experience the power of music. Now that they have grown, I am excited to be able to share these baby and toddler music classes with you & your little ones and continue to be able to share my love of music.

If you would like to experience the wonder of Monkey Music classes, we would love for you to join us, and your first class will be free. Monkey Music classes are running near you, in Amersham, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross & Marlow. If you are unsure about what stage your child needs, or have any questions about our classes, please get in touch to have a chat, and Michelle and I hope to be welcoming you along very soon.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Community Centre, Chiltern Lifestyle Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:30pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Tuesday

The Guide Hut, Station Road, Gerrards Cross, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, SL9 8ES

9:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
12:15pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Christ Church URC, 18 Oxford Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2NL

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Wednesday

Community Centre, Chiltern Lifestyle Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AH

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:45am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Thursday

The Guide Hut, Station Road, Gerrards Cross, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, SL9 8ES

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
12:15pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Friday

The Guide Hut, Station Road, Gerrards Cross, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, SL9 8ES

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:00am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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St Teresa’s, 40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:15pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Saturday

The Curzon Centre, 43 Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1RG

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2024

Term Starts:
Monday 15th April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Saturday 1st June
Term Ends:
Saturday 13th July

Autumn Term 2024

Term Starts:
Monday 9th September
Half Term:
Monday 28th October - Saturday 2nd November
Term Ends:
Saturday 14th December

Bond with Baby and discover how music supports early development. This 5-part musical programme for newborns up to 16 weeks old is a mix of in-person classes and pre-recorded sessions delivered by our specially trained teachers and is designed to compliment Monkey Music's progressive 4 stage curriculum.
Each booking includes a kit bag with instruments and a sensory scarf to be used at home.
Book now and make new friends!

Beautiful Noise

From Monday 23rd September, 12:15pm

To Monday 21st October, 12:15pm

Community Centre, Chiltern Lifestyle Centre, Amersham, HP6 5AH

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what a lovely foundational class that we have made lifelong friends at and am so happy that the franchise in is such capable and happy, musical hands with you and Michelle for all the next generations to come

Mum of 4 year old Ding-Dong customer

Thank you for giving G so many happy experiences this year, she loves music and dancing and I know how much she enjoys Monkey Music every week.

Mum of 1 year old Heigh-Ho customer

Thank you so much for the session today. All of the kids absolutely loved it and we had great feed back from lots of parents!

Mum, party for 2 yr old

Z absolutely adores Michelle. She is a brilliant ambassador and knows how to deal with every kind of child's mood with a smile and an encouraging word. She is so upbeat and kind, a real delight to be around.

Z's mum, 2 year old JJ child

Celebrate with Monkey and Mo!

Monkey Music parties are great fun for babies and children of all ages. Parties are tailored to suit every occasion and always include the birthday child’s favourite Monkey Music songs!

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Just a note to say thank you again Michelle, I can't tell you how happy I am with how yesterday went - I can't thank you enough!

Mum 3 year old

Holiday fun for all with our Holiday Workshops!

Monkey Music holiday workshops are a popular way to keep children entertained during the holidays. Unlike our regular classes where children are strictly grouped according to age, the holiday workshops cater for a mixed age group of children.

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Monkey Workshops


Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Thursday 1st August, 10:30am
The Guide Hut
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies From 3 months
Thursday 1st August, 11:30am
The Guide Hut
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Saturday 3rd August, 10:30am
The Curzon Centre
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies From 3 months
Saturday 3rd August, 11:30am
The Curzon Centre
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Tuesday 6th August, 10:30am
The Guide Hut
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies From 3 months
Tuesday 6th August, 11:30am
The Guide Hut
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Friday 9th August, 10:00am
St Teresa’s
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies From 3 months
Friday 9th August, 11:00am
St Teresa’s
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Monday 12th August, 10:00am
Community Centre, Chiltern Lifestyle Centre
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies From 3 months
Monday 12th August, 11:00am
Community Centre, Chiltern Lifestyle Centre
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Tuesday 13th August, 10:30am
The Guide Hut
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies From 3 months
Tuesday 13th August, 11:30am
The Guide Hut
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Wednesday 14th August, 10:00am
Community Centre, Chiltern Lifestyle Centre
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies From 3 months
Wednesday 14th August, 11:00am
Community Centre, Chiltern Lifestyle Centre
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Grace had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for making it so much fun.

Grace's Mum

Monkey Music Events!

Join us at one of our Monkey Music Events and find out what happens at Monkey Music! Since they began, in 1993, over 4.8 million classes have entertained hundreds of thousands of families across the UK!

Book your space for some magical music making with your family. Suitable for babies and young children. Be quick! Places are limited.

Monkey Events

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The Monkey Team

Claire Youngman

Hi, I'm Claire, I'm the franchise owner of Monkey Music Amersham, Beaconsfield & The Chalfonts. I'm really looking forward to sharing my love of music in our Monkey Music classes through our award winning curriculum with your little ones.

Michelle Huntley

Hello, I'm Michelle. I've been working in childcare and education for 24 years. I have 3 children, who have all attended Monkey Music over the years. I have a huge passion for music and love how it can help our children's development. Can't wait to see you all in class!

How old does my newborn baby have to be to join the Beautiful Noise programme? Parents and carers can join our Beautiful Noise programme with their newborn baby anytime from birth up until their baby is 16 weeks old (taken from the date of their first face-to-face class).
Can my partner and I both bring our baby to Beautiful Noise? Yes, our Beautiful Noise programme is perfect for parents who attend on their own or with a partner.
How long is each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class? Each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class is an hour long. This gives everyone lots of time to settle/feed/change before the class begins and at the end of the class before leaving.
Can I feed my baby during Beautiful Noise? Yes, of course. We understand that you will want to make yourself and your baby as comfortable as possible during your Beautiful Noise class and you may feed/change/sleep whenever you feel like it!
What happens if my baby sleeps all the way through the class? Beautiful Noise has been created so that you and Baby can share precious time together whilst enjoying the class for mutual reasons and for different reasons. Our teachers understand that our youngest babies need their sleep so if your baby sleeps peacefully during your class then you will be encouraged to join in whilst they sleep close by.
Where can I find my local Beautiful Noise programme? You can click this link https://wwwapi.monkeymusic.co.uk/Beautiful+Noise/ and enter your postcode to find Beautiful Noise programmes near you. If there are no programmes happening in your local area then email hello@monkeymusic.co.uk for an update on programmes which may be opening soon.
How and when do I receive my Beautiful Noise online sessions? Our Beautiful Noise online sessions are sent via email to all members of our face-to-face classes immediately after their first and second classes. Both sessions have been created so that you can practice at home what you and Baby have learned in class.
What is in my Beautiful Noise Kit Bag? Inside your Beautiful Noise Kit Bag (a linen tote) you will find a Monkey Music wave drum, Monkey Music maracito and a sensory scarf. You will be encouraged to use these instruments and the sensory scarf at home when joining in with the online sessions.
What do the classes involve? Monkey Music is an interactive award winning musical curriculum. Classes are small and tailor-made for babies and young children who are grouped according to their age. Each child is accompanied by their carer. Little ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups join in the fun too!
Do you offer ‘mixed age’ classes? Because of the progressive nature of our curricula which is age specific, we do not offer regular weekly mixed classes. However, during the holidays, many of our teachers offer mixed age holiday workshops.
What do you expect of the children, do they have to sit down the whole time? Each class is carefully structured and formatted so that every child and carer is encouraged to join in with the fun. Classes are paced according to each age group with the opportunity for little ones to be up on their feet during ‘Time to Move’ and sitting with their carers during ‘Time to Play’ and ‘Time to Sleep’. Most children quickly learn what is happening next and Monkey helps them with friendly encouragement!
Why are Monkey Music classes 30 minutes long? Our classes have been honed and developed over 25 years and are designed to fully captivate babies and young children for the duration. The very interactive nature of every class means that our little monkeys need to rest again after 30 minutes of magical music making!
Why is Monkey Music more expensive than the other music groups around? Monkey Music has been established for over 25 years and is proud to have a rich musical heritage. We offer a unique and progressive learning experience for your child, which is supported by over 500 original songs and musical activities. Our talented teachers are carefully chosen and trained to offer the highest standard of pre-school music education.
What makes Monkey Music classes so special? Monkey Music classes are considered a leading light in pre-school education. Come along for a free class to see for yourself what make Monkey Music classes the highlight of the week for so many families across the UK!
What if I miss my usual class? Should you miss a class you are invited to contact your teacher to book a catch-up class at a later date in the same term. These are subject to availability. If your teacher is unable to teach, you will be contacted to be offered a make-up class at a later date in the same term.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is made available by the teacher, however, should you prefer not to use the Monkey Music instruments provided at class (these will have been freshly santised for each customer prior to use), you may bring your own Monkey Music approved instruments purchased from our online shop or identical items bought elsewhere. You may also bring along your own small blanket for your child to sit on.
Can I bring a newborn baby too? Babes in arms accompanying older siblings are welcome in our classes free of charge, please speak to your local classes for more information.
Why don’t you offer drop-in classes? We value musical education as a fundamental part of early development, and as such our regular weekly classes are progressive to maximise the learning potential of each child.
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when families sing along and your children will benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! But – there is no pressure to sing because listening, watching and playing the instruments will keep you and your child busy enough! Customers may enjoy our songs at home by purchasing our class specific download albums or books - all available from our online shop
Can I bring an adult friend/relative to class? This is usually possible, but we do ask that you contact your local teacher to ask permission beforehand. This is because some of our teaching rooms have maximum levels of occupancy and our teachers need to know who is attending each session, thank you.
Can I opt out of the membership fee? No, our online club is designed to support the learning experience of children at our regular classes and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
Is it OK for me to take photos or video in class? No, we politely request that you refrain from taking photos or videos at class.
How do I cancel my class booking? You can cancel your booking at any time within 15 calendar days from your booking confirmation date if you have not had face to face contact with your franchisee when making that booking. To exercise your right you must inform your franchisee in writing of your decision to cancel within the cancellation period. Notice can be provided by emailing the email address or writing to the address provided to you in the booking confirmation email, including your name, home address, details of your booking and, where available, your phone number and email address or you can print off and post or email to the email or postal address shown in the booking confirmation email a completed model cancellation form, a copy of which is available from your franchisee.
In addition to the above you can end your enrolment for regular classes with Monkey Music on giving at least one month’s prior written notice to be received by your franchisee by the 1st day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due.
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please go to www.monkeymusic.co.uk/shop
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please go to https://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/franchise.
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See https://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/more-fun for more information.
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
How many children are in a class? During our transition to classes due to Covid-19, places are limited and will vary from venue to venue. Our maximum capacity is 15 children per class.
Do I have to pay in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and you may choose to pay for our regular weekly classes either monthly or termly.
Monthly payments will be due on the 1st of a month for classes booked in that month. Customers joining midway through a month will be charged for the remainder of classes in that month. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for classes in the first month of booking.
Termly payments will be due on the 1st of the month that each term commences. Customers joining midway through a term will be charged on booking for the remainder of classes in that term.
Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for the term on the day of booking.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
Can I try a class before I sign up to a course? Yes. You and your child are invited along for a free complimentary class when making an initial booking enquiry.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
How long is a class? Half an hour. Each 30 minute class is a significant step in our progressive curricula. Classes are carefully planned to maximise the attention span of a very young child so that they learn from sharing a rewarding, enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
Are all the teachers musically trained? All Monkey music teachers are specifically trained on delivering the Monkey Music curriculum. Many of them are professional musicians and teachers.
Are the classes different for each age group? Yes. Our curriculum is structured and progressive.
Rock’n'Roll: from 3 months
Heigh-Ho: from 12 months
Jiggety-Jig: 2 + 3 year olds
Ding-Dong: 3 + 4 year olds
Can babies relate to music at such a young age? The ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb. From five months, an unborn baby can hear the world around them. Early exposure to music encourages babies to develop their musical ear which supports all aspects of early learning and development.
Just as language skills are developed early in life, so is musical talent. Regardless of the level of music aptitude with which children are born, they must have formal and informal experiences in music to maintain that level of potential.

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