Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Ashtead, Dorking, Epsom, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Oxshott & Walton on the Hill

Tina Parsons 0208 432 0811
Welcome to our classes

Hello! We are Emma and Tina and along with our brilliant teachers run Monkey Music pre-school classes in the South Epsom, Leatherhead and Dorking areas. With our backgrounds in music and child development, we love delivering vibrant, educational and engaging classes to children in our local area!

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HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT MONKEY MUSIC IS THE RIGHT PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC CLASS FOR YOU?
Choosing a class for your baby or child is an important decision. At Monkey Music, we take your child on a developmental journey from the age of 12 weeks to 4 years and have lots of fun along the way. The heart of our classes is the music and our love of it. We can’t wait to share this with you and your child! Here’s some information about our classes and why at Monkey Music, we are the experts in our field.

Monkey Music Leatherhead and Dorking have been providing award winning pre-school music classes in the local area since 2012. The curriculum has over 500 original songs all tailored to your child’s stage of development. Each week our classes include these original songs, plus well known children’s classics which are sung live by our teachers. We use actions, real instruments (not toys) and colourful props to focus on three main areas of your child’s development - their Social, Language and Physical skills.

The Principals of South Epsom, Leatherhead and Dorking are Emma Playle and Tina Parsons.

Emma trained in Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom. She is a professional singer and plays the piano. Babies are mesmerised by her beautiful voice! Emma is passionate about music and its benefits to young children and creatively brings the curriculum to life. After attending the full Monkey Music curriculum with her daughter, Emma knew she wanted to bring these classes to children in the local area. Emma’s best friend is Tina, and together they decided to run the South Epsom, Leatherhead and Dorking franchise!

Tina has a background in Occupational Therapy, and has always been very musical - singing in choirs and attending theatre and concerts. She attended Monkey Music with her children and became fascinated in the child development side of the curriculum, loving how music is used as the vehicle to help very young children unleash huge potential. Tina grew up in Windsor, but has recently lived in both Australia and America where her daughter was born. On returning to the UK, Tina decided to live near family in Epsom. Tina runs the business side of the franchise.

Emma and Tina have been working together at Monkey Music since 2015 and enjoy creating new experiences for the children whilst providing a professional and efficient experience for the grown ups!

OUR VENUES
Our award winning music classes are held 5 days a week in local venues including Bockett’s Farm Park - one of the South East’s most popular attractions, Epsom, Ashtead, Dorking, Oxshott and Walton on the Hill. All are accessible from areas including Tadworth, Holmwood, Kingswood and Brockham. The venues are easily accessible and usually within walking distance of local shops and cafes - perfect for a catch up with friends after class.

BABIES ARE BORN TO LOVE MUSIC
Did you know that the ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb, enabling babies to take comfort in the music of their mother’s voice at just 17 weeks? 
Babies and toddlers are captivated by magical sounds around them, tracking sounds with their ears and eyes. The pulse of the music mirrors the mother's heartbeat in the womb and children love feeling the rhythm and creating their own sounds with our hand held instruments. These also help co-ordination, motor skills and understanding cause and effect. Studies have proven that young children exposed to music classes at an early age go on to do better in English, Math and Languages - as understanding and predicting rhythms and patterns are the key to future learning! Music influences all areas of development “ social, emotional, intellectual, motor, language and the overall learning processes. Early childhood development experts, psychologists & neuroscientists have stated that music not only offers a joyful learning experience, but it also helps brain cells to make the connections required for every kind of intelligence. It nurtures a child’s imagination and creativity.
“Music rightly is the best mind trainer. The power of music goes beyond what words can explain” - Dr Charles Eliot from Harvard University

MONKEY MUSIC AND YOUR FAMILY
Our weekly classes build the powerful bond between the parent and child and are designed to encourage positive communication between them, as well as nurture a lifetime love of music. At Monkey Music South Epsom, Leatherhead and Dorking we are regularly told about how much fun the adults are having too! Taking part in a musical activity is very social.  By attending class each week and taking part in a group activity both carers and children form great friendships at Monkey Music.

TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONALS
Our teachers are fun, passionate and hugely inspiring. They have musical experience and a lovely singing voice! They've undergone intense training and have a good knowledge of the curriculum and how it benefits child development.  Most importantly, they have a brilliant rapport with the children and care passionately about each individual child’s growth and development. They are Paediatric First Aid trained and fully CRB checked. 

We offer a complimentary class so that you can come and find out what we are all about, although we hope that Monkey Music’s wonderful reputation precedes us. We assure you there is no better choice for your child's first music class.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2BE

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:30pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall

Tuesday

Epsom Methodist Church Hall, Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AQ

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:15pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:50pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:25pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at Epsom Methodist Church Hall

Bocketts Farm Park, Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BS

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Bocketts Farm Park

Wednesday

St Joseph's Church, 2 Falkland Grove, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3DL

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St Joseph's Church

Epsom Methodist Church Hall, Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5AQ

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:10pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
1:45pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Epsom Methodist Church Hall

Thursday

Oxshott Village Centre, 19 Holtwood Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0QL

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at Oxshott Village Centre

Friday

Bocketts Farm Park, Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BS

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Bocketts Farm Park

Lord Riddell Memorial Hall, Lord Riddell Memorial Hall, Deans Lane, Walton on the Hill, Surrey, KT20 7UA

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Lord Riddell Memorial Hall

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 10th September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October
Term Ends:
Friday 14th December

Term

Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
n/a
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

"It is lovely to see my daughter responding to different sounds and activities in the class and how she is enjoying them and engaging more as she develops”

Monkey Music Mum

"We have a fun time learning not only about music but many other preschool skills including the importance of listening, taking turns, patience. Watching him laugh and play brings a joy to my life"

Monkey Music Grandparent

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Monkey Music classes to other parents. Great fun, builds confidence, educational and a great way to meet other Mums”

Monkey Music Parent

“I have been attending for six years. Monkey Music helps create enthusiasm in all children & every child I’ve looked after is always excited to attend, singing the songs all week at home!"

Monkey Music Carer

"Monkey Music is designed to help to teach your child about music along with nurturing in them a love of music - lots of us parents have become great friends through the groups, as well as the kids”

Monkey Music Mum

"All the babies in the class seem to really enjoy it. The class has a lovely chilled, fun atmosphere. I would definitely recommend”

Monkey Music Customer

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!

Send a Party Enquiry

"My little one loved his Monkey Music birthday party! They make having a birthday party easy and more importantly the little ones love it. I would highly recommend”

Monkey Music Mum

Holiday fun for all!

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.

Book your Workshop here!

"Thank you for a wonderful Summer Workshop. The Animals theme was brilliant and we were singing the songs for weeks afterwards. It made us not miss Monkey Music so much during the Summer!”

Monkey Music
has come to town!

Come along to our FREE open days and 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 Free Open Days & Events

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“Thanks so much for coming to our group and providing a session yesterday! Everyone had such a great time and you've had loads of fab feedback. We’d love you to come back again soon”

Toddler Group Organiser

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The Monkey Team

Emma Playle - Principal and Teacher

Emma is a professional Musical Theatre singer. She has performed in Musicals, Cruise Ships and Tours including Me & My Girl and Annie!
"Rhythm is in every learning subject - as a teacher giving young children the key to unlock that future learning inspires me"  

Tina Parsons - Principal & Office Manager

Tina has a background in Occupational Therapy, and has always had a love of music 
"I love how music is used as the vehicle to help very young children unleash such huge potential at Monkey Music" 

Clare Fulthorpe - Teacher

Clare is a talented musician having played the entertainment organ since an early age. She previously has taught music to disadvantaged children overseas.

"When the children reach a milestone and you realise YOU helped make that happen! What’s not to love?"

Louise Dunning - Teacher

Louise has a background in Early Years education having previously worked as an Early Years Foundation Stage Music Leader.
"It is amazing to see the Little Monkeys become so absorbed in their classes and to watch them develop and grow" 

Trixie Waggott - Teacher

Trixie trained professionally in performance and teaches singing, dancing and acting to children aged 4 – 18 years alongside teaching Monkey Music.
"Seeing little faces light up when you reveal Monkey and the instruments you’re using in the class is just magical!

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 monkeys sing, dance and play musical instruments. Big monkeys join in the fun too!
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.
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
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.
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.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
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.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
Do I have to pay a term in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and are invoiced pro rata for the remaining classes in the term. Families who attend our classes will often bond with their teacher and other members of their group. In order to reserve places so that everyone can be together we facilitate a termly booking system. This also encourages our families to attend regularly so that everyone learns new skills at the same pace.
How many children are in a class? Maximum 15
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun on the main website.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please click here.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of the Little Monkey Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt and a singalong promo CD as well as access to our online club which supports the child in their learning experience at Monkey Music. The membership fee is payable when registering each child in regular weekly classes at Monkey Music and we offer a discount to siblings who join at any stage. Siblings receive their own welcome pack and T-shirt to wear to class. Ask your local classes for more details.
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.
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.
Can I bring a sibling? Yes! We offer discounts for siblings, ask your local classes for more details.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when our customers join in and your children benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad!
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
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.
Can I bring my newborn too? Yes! Newborn babies are welcome in our classes, please speak to your local classes for more information.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is provided by the teacher.
What if I can’t make my usual class? You are welcome to catch up with any classes that you miss. Speak to your local classes to book a catch up class.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.

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We are delighted to announce that booking is NOW OPEN to all for the Autumn Term!

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Posted 12/07/18

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