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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Berkhamsted, Chesham, Hemel Hempstead & 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. 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!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.
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.
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. The venues are all clearly sign posted, just look out for Monkey!
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near you
Monday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]
Rickmansworth Tennis Club, Meadow Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 7NG
Tuesday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]
Boxmoor Hall, St Johns Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1JR
Wednesday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Park Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HX
Thursday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]
Rickmansworth Tennis Club, Meadow Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 7NG
Friday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]
All Saints Church, Shrublands Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HY
Mill End Community Centre, Church Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8HD
Monkey Term Dates
Spring Term 2020
Monday 6th January
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Friday 3rd April
Summer Term 2020
Monday 20th April
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Friday 17th July
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!!
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
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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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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The Monkey Team
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!
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