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Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade, Stotfold, Knebworth and WelwynKatherine Mayes 01462 626735 [email protected] View our local page
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 with my own two boys made me realize how valuable an early music education is for babies and young 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. Children 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, 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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Monkey Term Dates
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th January
Saturday 16th February - Sunday 24th February
Friday 5th April
Summer Term 2019
Tuesday 23rd April
Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June
Monday 22nd July
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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
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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Since they began, in 1993, over 4.8 million classes have entertained hundreds of thousands of families across the UK!
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The Monkey Team
With a BA Hons in Musical Theatre, Emily is a composer, choreographer, and singer. She performs in the West End, Bach Choir, and coaches at The Pauline Quirke Academy. She joined the team this January bringing to her classes wonderful singing, warmth, and an inspirational love of music.
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!
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It is so lovely and exciting to be back at Monkey Music this Spring Term. The free taster classes in our new venue in...