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

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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. As a singer and Mum of 2, I am passionate about early years music education. Come along for your first free class and join in the Monkey Music fun!

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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.

The unique four stage progressive curriculum introduces the 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. The venues are all clearly sign posted, just look out for Monkey!

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

9:55am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Rickmansworth Tennis Club

Tuesday

Boxmoor Hall, St Johns Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JR

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months Next Term
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Boxmoor Hall

Wednesday

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

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall

Thursday

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

9:55am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:35am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Rickmansworth Tennis Club

Friday

All Saints Church, Shrublands Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HY

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at All Saints Church

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

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Mill End Community Centre

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 9th September
Half Term:
Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November
Term Ends:
Friday 13th December

Spring Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 6th January
Half Term:
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Term Ends:
Friday 3rd April

Thank you Lucy for another fantastic class! Meiya loves her Monkey Music time and it always end in a long nap which makes Mummy very happy!!

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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 individuall

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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!

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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.

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The Monkey Team

Lucie Jennings

My name is Lucie Jennings and I teach all of the classes in Berkhamsted, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood. 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. Come and see for yourself!

Lissie

Hi I’m Lissie! I am a trained actor & musician and have spent the last 6 years working with babies and young children. I am so excited to be teaching at...

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 beautiful sticker pack 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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