Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Bath and Chippenham

Bill Matthews and Ursula Fitzpatrick 01666 824285
Welcome to our classes

We are Ursula Fitzpatrick and Bill Matthews, and we launched Monkey Music Bath and Chippenham in March 2018.

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Monkey Music started in 1993 and has expanded rapidly since then, with classes running in all parts of the country.

 

We started out as customers and ended up running the classes.  We brought our son to Monkey Music as we loved the variety and originality of the classes, and that they were educational as well as great fun!  We have seven years' experience of running classes in Surrey, where we used to live, until we moved to Malmesbury four years ago.

 

What's Next?

 

It's simple: to register and then book a class, just click on Parent Zone in the top right-hand corner. Once registered, click on BOOK A NEW CLASS then CLASSES, where you will see a map and a list of classes. The nearest venue to your home is listed first. Choose the venue you want and the appropriate class for the age of your child, then click BOOK CLASS, and then FIRST FREE CLASS, and take it from there. That will then automatically book your child in for a complimentary class, and you will receive an automated email confirming your booking.

 

 

Classes are grouped by age

 

Rock'n'Roll - from 3 months, Heigh-Ho from 12 months, Jiggety-Jig - from 2 years, Ding-Dong - from 3 years.  Monkey Music introduces music to babies and toddlers in a fun way they can easily understand and enjoy, with specially trained teachers who gently encourage social and musical skills within a fun, stimulating and friendly environment.

 

Classes are small and tailor-made, and the teachers make full use of the lively 30 minute classes to captivate the children using a winning combination of catchy music, percussion instruments, visual props and boundless energy, with lots of opportunities for the children to experiment with the instruments and make music of their own.

 

Over 300 songs (most of them specially written), musical games and exciting movement ideas are used throughout the curriculum - as the children move up through the classes, you will watch their musical skills develop before your very eyes!

 

 

 

 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Riverside Community Centre, Gloucester Road, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9JS

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:55am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Riverside Community Centre

Tuesday

St Saviour's Church, St Saviour's Road, Bath, BA1 6QG

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:55am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at St Saviour's Church

Wednesday

Thursday

Church House, No 3, Church Street, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0BY

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Church House

Friday

St Luke's Wellsway Hall, St Luke's Wellsway Hall, Hatfield Road, Bath, BA2 2BD

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at St Luke's Wellsway Hall

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 10th September
Half Term:
Thursday 25th October - Wednesday 31st October
Term Ends:
Monday 17th December

Spring Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 7th January
Half Term:
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Term Ends:
Friday 5th April

"We have absolutely loved the classes with Sadie at St Luke’s Church" Reuben's mum

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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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!

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.

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The Monkey Team

Sadie Fleming

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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