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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Berkhamsted, Chesham, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley & RickmansworthLucie Jennings 01753 889481 [email protected]
Hello and welcome to Monkey Music! My name is Lucie and I run Monkey Music baby and toddler music classes in Berkhamsted, Chesham, Hemel Hempstead & Rickmansworth. We offer a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, where parents, carers and children meet in small groups to enjoy our interactive, musical activities.Read more...
I have always had a love of music and particularly singing and now as a mother of 2, I truly believe in the power of music and the role it can play in the development and eductaion of young children. Our classes run a progressive curriculum and help to develop the child's physical, social and language skills all through music. Most importantly, Monkey Music classes are a lot of fun! There are lots of opportunities for bonding with your child as well as music making, singing and movement. Your first class is free so why not come along and join in the fun! I look forward to welcoming you to our monkey family!
I love music, especially singing and was vocally trained from a young age. After the birth of my daughter I was keen to find a baby class that we could enjoy together but would also introduce musical elements. I discovered Monkey Music and was captivated, as was she, from the outset. It was wonderful to watch her develop in confidence and social skills as well as seeing her improving her sense of rhythm. Having seen the benefits of Monkey Music first hand, I jumped at the chance to run my own classes when the opportunity arose.
Since our first classes in 1993, the power of Monkey Music has brought a smile to the faces of hundreds of thousands of babies, toddlers and young children (and grown- ups too!) across the UK.
Recently, we have been touched by the words of many of our families who have openly shared how much our classes mean to them and how belonging to our groups with their children, has brought them so much joy and supported them through difficult times. Our classes offer a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, with parents, carers and children encouraged to enjoy each other’s company through age appropriate and interactive musical activities.
“The psychological benefits of such classes/groups to both parents and children are significant. They act as a form of crucial peer support with the added benefit of the music focus which is important for mental wellbeing. As we know, the mental health of the parents impacts the mental health and development of the child” Monkey Music Parent and Parent-Infant Psychotherapist
The unique four stage progressive curriculum introduces children to all aspects of rhythm, pitch and tempo. As they progress through the classes, they are introduced to different instruments and musical aspects, giving them a sound musical base for when they start to learn a musical instrument at school age and beyond.
The ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb and at 5 months, an unborn baby will be able to hear the world around him. Unborn babies take great comfort in their parents' voices and they will remember music and songs, that they have heard in the womb for up to 12 months after they have been born.
From very early on at Monkey Music, our babies are developing their musical ear. Through singing and simple action songs, they learn to de-code language, interact with each other and expand on their numerical skills.
Our classes are deliberately 30 minutes long. There has been a lot of research to suggest that any longer than 30 minutes can be overwhelming for the little ones and they will lose focus and attention. We ensure those 30 minutes are action packed and follow a structure each week to allow your child to remain focussed and enjoy every element of the class.
Rock'n'Roll classes are for babies from 3 months and are a gentle start to music making with lots of opportunities for carer and child bonding and all-important cuddles! With an emphasis on simple and pulse-based songs and bright and colourful sensory props to provide your babies with visual stimulation. We use beautifully crafted percussion instruments and babies are exposed to interesting and unusual sounds, being encouraged to follow the instruments and its sounds until they are old enough to play themselves.
Heigh-Ho classes are tailored for 12 months to 2 years. At this stage in your child's development, we are aware that they are up and about and intersted in discovering the world around them! The classes are action packed with original songs as well as well-known nursery rhymes and the children are encouraged to play the instruments along with their teacher and friends. At this stage the children are also introduced to a wider number of instruments and are discovering the different timbres that each of these make.
Jiggety-Jig classes are for children aged 2 to 3 years ols. The children in these classes start to be able to engage with more concentrated activities and there is a greater emphasis on developing social skills and sharing required for nursery and pre-school. The children are more able to play rhythmically and introduce pitch and tempo to their playing.
Ding-Dong classes are for children 3 years and upwards. During these classes, the children will learn to recognise different orchestral instruments and are ready to learn to read music! We introduce 'stick notation' so that the children can begin to learn to read the beats of the music. This knowledge is invaluable when the children eventually learn a musical instrument.
We want you to enjoy our classes with your children and feel relaxed. We fully understand that your little ones all have different routines so please feel free to feed and change when you need to.
We have spent a long time researching and securing our venues, so we can offer a clean, warm and welcoming environment for you and your children.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
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We did our first Monkey Music class online the other day and it’s fantastic! My 10 month old daughter absolutely loved it. It almost felt like you were in the same room! Well worth signing up for.
Lucie has done an amazing job keeping all the little ones entertained at home, we look forward to it every week. Edward loves all the songs and we’re always singing them around the house.
We look forward to our monkey music class every week. This is my second baby so it's really lovely to do something just for us. Lucie is so welcoming and loads of fun, I can't keep Nina away!
I’ve been impressed by the way the ‘real life’ classes have transferred online and our little girl loves her new ‘Zoom class’ . In Eliza’s own words: ‘Please can we do Monkey Music everyday!'
Monkey Music has transformed my little daughter! I’ve never seen her shake so much with excitement at the sound of the singing and music. Lucie is so talented, and has a way of tuning into each baby
Thanks so much for the great session yesterday. B was surprisingly engaged (didn't know if she would be with it being on the laptop) and seemed to really enjoy it! Looking forward to next week already!
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Hi, my name is Lucie and I teach classes in Berkhamsted, Rickmansworth and Boxmoor. I was vocally trained from a young age and with two young children, have seen first hand the way that music can help a childs development. I would love to see you and your little ones in my classes soon!
Hi I’m Daisy and I teach classes in Berkhamsted and Boxmoor! I am a musical theatre graduate and am so excited to be teaching at Monkey Music and share my love of drama and music with your ones!
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