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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Baldock, Biggleswade, Hitchin, Knebworth, Letchworth, Stevenage, Stotfold, and WelwynKatherine Mayes 01462 626735 [email protected]
Hello, I'm Katherine and I am delighted to be offering Monkey Music's multi-award winning children's music classes in North Hertfordshire and Biggleswade. As a professional violinist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and also a mum of two musical boys, I am passionate about how music stimulates and helps develop children.
I studied the violin and piano at The Royal College Of Music in London gaining a BMus(Hons) and PG Diploma in Orchestral Performance and Teaching. Alongside a career performing in some of the world's top orchestras, I have always enjoyed passing on my love of music and education, teaching children of all ages. Attending pre-school music classes for babies and toddlers with my own two boys made me realize how valuable an early music education is for pre-school children. Scientific results support the importance of regular musical interaction and engagement with sounds to stimulate lifelong changes within a child's brain. I certainly believe that music can definitely have a biological effect on a child's all-round development. Here at Monkey Music, we see babies and children grow with confidence and ability as they progress through the music classes.
Why Monkey Music? Over the past 25 years, parents repeatedly choose to bring their little ones to Monkey Music for its academic superiority and magical class format, even though there are so many other activities they can choose from. Babies can start when they are only a few months old and can stay until they are ready to start school and learn an instrument. Monkey Music classes are 30 minutes long and are jam-packed with musical activities, sensory activities, learning opportunities, and specialist musical instruments. Our children's music classes are unique in having four different age-specific classes, based upon a progressive curricula including over 500 bespoke songs. Most of all though, our classes are fun and inspirational. The little ones are taken on a magical learning journey fulfilled with mesmerizing props, bubbles, specialist instruments, catchy songs and so much more. Children are always learning and interacting with other children of similar age.
The 4 Progressive classes...Babies start off in the Rock'n'Roll class when they are starting to explore new sounds and sights and begin to track objects and respond to exciting new sounds. This class is specifically designed to stimulate all their senses using exciting colourful props, age-appropriate instruments, and fun, entertaining songs. We focus on bonding and building confidence whilst carers interact with their baby enjoying the fascinating sounds and sensory moments. These classes are perfect for sharing that special precious time together and meeting other babies and carers locally.
Heigh-Ho, from 12 months encourages our toddlers to be up on their feet, exploring and interacting with the catchy songs and rhymes. These songs are tailored to develop co-ordination, spatial awareness and for your child to enjoy feeling the pulse of the music. We focus on listening skills and language development and make lots of exciting sounds together.
Jiggety-Jig, for 2+3 year olds, is the class in which toddlers really do get to know one another. We encourage your little monkey's creative and independent processes including singing, dancing, playing instruments and composing their own songs. This really is a fun-filled musical experience for everyone, alongside building their self-confidence, social perception, and co-ordination. Children will learn important musical skills such as rhythm and pitch and will practice this together within the group.
The final stage of the amazing Monkey Music journey is Ding-Dong, for 3+4 year olds. Our children are now ready to learn and read music! they will start to recognize the different sections of the orchestra as well as learning the basics of notation. By the time your child enters primary school, they will have gained so much musical knowledge as well as important communication and life skills. Monkey Music lays the perfect grounding for them to progress to learn a musical instrument and enjoy a wonderful musical future.
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Please click the 'book your free class here' button so that you and your child can experience Monkey Music for yourselves. I look forward to welcoming you to the Baldock, Hitchin and Welwyn Monkey Music family!
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St Andrew's Church Church Hall, Biggleswade, 45 Shortmead Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 0AT
Knebworth, Parish Centre, St Martin's Parish centre, Knebworth, Herts, SG3 6ER
Partyman World of Play, Roaring Meg Retail Park, Stevenage, Sg1 1XN
Welwyn 1st Scout Group Hall, 22 Lockley's Drive, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9LU
The White House Cafe, 126 Queen STreet, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9TH
Letchworth, Mrs Howard Memorial Hall, Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 1NX
Walsworth Road Baptist Church, Hitchin, Walsworth Road Baptist Church, Walsworth Road, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 9SP
Stotfold, Fairfield Park Community Hall, Fairfield Park, Kipling Crescent, Stotfold, Herts, SG5 4GY
Baldock Community Centre, Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, Baldock, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6DH
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Spring Term 2020
Monday 6th January
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Friday 3rd April
Summer Term 2020
Monday 20th April
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Friday 17th July
"Monkey Music delivers so much more than the typical baby music offering. The real gem is your child being led by a professional musician. The class was enchanting and my baby was totally engaged too!"
"My baby is totally captivated by Katherine's creativity and violin playing! He is entertained and engaged every week and Katherine puts a lot of time and effort in, making it fun and enjoyable for all."
"My son loves going to Monkey Music in Baldock. I take him to many baby classes but this is by far his most enjoyable! He is stimulated and engaged throughout the class. Highly recommend!"
"Such a fabulous birthday party for my one year old - he absolutely loved it! Thank you!"
"It has been amazing watching our son develop through these amazing classes. At home, his favourite toys are now his instruments! Fun, friendly, and educational classes!"
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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
"Such a fab birthday party for my one-year-old. He absolutely loved it!"
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!
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The Monkey Team
Katherine owns the Baldock, Hitchin and Welwyn Franchise. She has been a professional violinist and teacher for nearly 20 years. She loves the opportunity to share her passion for both music and early years education to everyone that attends her classes!
I have been teaching primary school music for over twenty years and have always loved to see the magical effect music has on children's development. I am looking forward to meeting you and starting your child's musical journey with Monkey and Mo.
Beth loves singing, entertaining and educating babies and young children. As an experienced teacher she recognizes the value of early development through music and has a great passion for singing. She loves to play the guitar and watch children's eyes light up as they learn through Monkey Music.
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