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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Berkhamsted, Chesham, Hemel Hempstead, Kings Langley & Rickmansworth

Lucie Jennings 01753 889481
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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. Booking soon for the Autumn term.

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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!

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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.

Research
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.

Our Classes
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.

During Class
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.

Venues
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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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Rickmansworth Tennis Club, Meadow Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 7NG

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Kings Langley Methodist Church, Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, WD4 8BR

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:25am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Tuesday

St Mary & Joseph Parish Centre., 186 St John's Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1UE

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
12:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
12:50pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Chesham Methodist Church Hall, Bellingdon Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2HA

9:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Wednesday

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Park Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HX

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Thursday

The Court House,, The Court House, Church Lane, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2AX

10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:20pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Friday

Mill End Community Centre, Church Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8HD

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2024

Term Starts:
Monday 15th April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Friday 19th July

Autumn Term 2024

Term Starts:
Monday 9th September
Half Term:
Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November
Term Ends:
Friday 20th December

Bond with Baby and discover how music supports early development. This 5-part musical programme for newborns up to 16 weeks old is a mix of in-person classes and pre-recorded sessions delivered by our specially trained teachers and is designed to compliment Monkey Music's progressive 4 stage curriculum.
Each booking includes a kit bag with instruments and a sensory scarf to be used at home.
Book now and make new friends!

Beautiful Noise Dates Coming Soon...

Thank you so much for such an amazing class today, as usual. We just love coming and are so lucky to have found you and monkey music! We both look forward to it all week!!

Amelia’s Mummy

My daughter has absolutely loved Lucie’s Monkey Music classes! I genuinely feel these classes have improved her confidence, social skills and has absolutely developed her passion for song and music. Thank you!

Sarah ( Esme’s mummy)

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!

Monkey Music Mum

Monkey Music with Lucie is the highlight of the week. Phoebe is totally mesmerised for whole session. It’s been so great for her development. Lucie is an amazing teacher (and singer). We love our Thursdays!

Phoebe’s mum ( Rock’n’Roll class)

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

Monkey Music mum of 2

We absolutely love the class and I have seen such an improvement in my son's development from each week to the next. It is such a lovely group of mums.. By far the best baby class I have joined 5*!

Rock'n'Roll mum - Kings Langley

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 with our Holiday Workshops!

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.

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Monkey Workshops


Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Monday 29th July, 10:30am
Kings Langley Methodist Church
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies 3 - 11 Months
Monday 29th July, 11:30am
Kings Langley Methodist Church
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Thursday 1st August, 10:30am
The Court House,
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies 3 - 11 Months
Thursday 1st August, 11:30am
The Court House,
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Monday 19th August, 10:30am
Kings Langley Methodist Church
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies 3 - 11 Months
Monday 19th August, 11:30am
Kings Langley Methodist Church
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Thursday 22nd August, 9:30am
The Court House,
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Thursday 22nd August, 10:30am
The Court House,
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies 3 - 11 Months
Thursday 22nd August, 11:30am
The Court House,
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Friday 23rd August, 10:30am
Mill End Community Centre
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies 3 - 11 Months
Friday 23rd August, 11:30am
Mill End Community Centre
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Tuesday 27th August, 9:30am
St Mary & Joseph Parish Centre.
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Summer Holiday Workshop

Mixed Aged Session 1 - 6 years
Tuesday 27th August, 10:30am
St Mary & Joseph Parish Centre.
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Summer Holiday Workshop

For Babies 3 - 11 Months
Tuesday 27th August, 11:30am
St Mary & Joseph Parish Centre.
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Monkey Music Events!

Join us at one of our Monkey Music 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 Events

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The Monkey Team

Lucie

Hi, my name is Lucie and as well as running the Franchise, I also teach classes in Berkhamsted, Rickmansworth and Boxmoor. I was vocally trained from a young age and attended Monkey Music classes with my daughter. I would love to see you and your little ones in my classes

Hannah

Hi, I'm Hannah and I teach Monkey Music classes in Berkhamsted on Fridays and Chesham on Tuesdays. As well as teaching, I also attend Monkey Music classes with my little boy, so know first hand how our classes can help our little ones development. I can't wait to meet you all!

How old does my newborn baby have to be to join the Beautiful Noise programme? Parents and carers can join our Beautiful Noise programme with their newborn baby anytime from birth up until their baby is 16 weeks old (taken from the date of their first face-to-face class).
Can my partner and I both bring our baby to Beautiful Noise? Yes, our Beautiful Noise programme is perfect for parents who attend on their own or with a partner.
How long is each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class? Each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class is an hour long. This gives everyone lots of time to settle/feed/change before the class begins and at the end of the class before leaving.
Can I feed my baby during Beautiful Noise? Yes, of course. We understand that you will want to make yourself and your baby as comfortable as possible during your Beautiful Noise class and you may feed/change/sleep whenever you feel like it!
What happens if my baby sleeps all the way through the class? Beautiful Noise has been created so that you and Baby can share precious time together whilst enjoying the class for mutual reasons and for different reasons. Our teachers understand that our youngest babies need their sleep so if your baby sleeps peacefully during your class then you will be encouraged to join in whilst they sleep close by.
Where can I find my local Beautiful Noise programme? You can click this link https://wwwapi.monkeymusic.co.uk/Beautiful+Noise/ and enter your postcode to find Beautiful Noise programmes near you. If there are no programmes happening in your local area then email hello@monkeymusic.co.uk for an update on programmes which may be opening soon.
How and when do I receive my Beautiful Noise online sessions? Our Beautiful Noise online sessions are sent via email to all members of our face-to-face classes immediately after their first and second classes. Both sessions have been created so that you can practice at home what you and Baby have learned in class.
What is in my Beautiful Noise Kit Bag? Inside your Beautiful Noise Kit Bag (a linen tote) you will find a Monkey Music wave drum, Monkey Music maracito and a sensory scarf. You will be encouraged to use these instruments and the sensory scarf at home when joining in with the online sessions.
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 ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups join in the fun too!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
What if I miss my usual class? Should you miss a class you are invited to contact your teacher to book a catch-up class at a later date in the same term. These are subject to availability. If your teacher is unable to teach, you will be contacted to be offered a make-up class at a later date in the same term.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is made available by the teacher, however, should you prefer not to use the Monkey Music instruments provided at class (these will have been freshly santised for each customer prior to use), you may bring your own Monkey Music approved instruments purchased from our online shop or identical items bought elsewhere. You may also bring along your own small blanket for your child to sit on.
Can I bring a newborn baby too? Babes in arms accompanying older siblings are welcome in our classes free of charge, please speak to your local classes for more information.
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.
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when families sing along and your children will benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! But – there is no pressure to sing because listening, watching and playing the instruments will keep you and your child busy enough! Customers may enjoy our songs at home by purchasing our class specific download albums or books - all available from our online shop
Can I bring an adult friend/relative to class? This is usually possible, but we do ask that you contact your local teacher to ask permission beforehand. This is because some of our teaching rooms have maximum levels of occupancy and our teachers need to know who is attending each session, thank you.
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 and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
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.
How do I cancel my class booking? You can cancel your booking at any time within 15 calendar days from your booking confirmation date if you have not had face to face contact with your franchisee when making that booking. To exercise your right you must inform your franchisee in writing of your decision to cancel within the cancellation period. Notice can be provided by emailing the email address or writing to the address provided to you in the booking confirmation email, including your name, home address, details of your booking and, where available, your phone number and email address or you can print off and post or email to the email or postal address shown in the booking confirmation email a completed model cancellation form, a copy of which is available from your franchisee.
In addition to the above you can end your enrolment for regular classes with Monkey Music on giving at least one month’s prior written notice to be received by your franchisee by the 1st day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due.
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please go to www.monkeymusic.co.uk/shop
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please go to https://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/franchise.
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See https://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/more-fun for more information.
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
How many children are in a class? During our transition to classes due to Covid-19, places are limited and will vary from venue to venue. Our maximum capacity is 15 children per class.
Do I have to pay in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and you may choose to pay for our regular weekly classes either monthly or termly.
Monthly payments will be due on the 1st of a month for classes booked in that month. Customers joining midway through a month will be charged for the remainder of classes in that month. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for classes in the first month of booking.
Termly payments will be due on the 1st of the month that each term commences. Customers joining midway through a term will be charged on booking for the remainder of classes in that term.
Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for the term on the day of booking.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
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.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
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.
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.
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
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.

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