Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Bromley, Chislehurst & Hayes

Helen Whitaker 020 8777 6700
Welcome to our classes

I'm Helen, and I'm still loving Monkey Music after 15 years as a franchisee!  I started as a one-man band when my own children were small, and now head up a team of 4 wonderful teachers in Bromley, Chislehurst & Hayes.  Come and see what makes our classes so special - we'd love to meet you!

 

 

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Before Monkey Music, I read Music at Oxford University and then had 15 very happy years as an orchestra & concerts manager. However, with a professional musician as a husband, and two small daughters, running Monkey Music classes meant I could have a fulfilling and challenging job whilst being based at home, with much-valued flexibility.  As the business grew, so did my enjoyment of creating stimulating and valuable music experiences within the Monkey Music curriculum.  The joy of seeing children develop their musical and social skills, make friends and grow in confidence is still very much with me.  Friendships amongst parents also grow during this vitally important time, and can be made for life.  Our Little Monkeys develop all the way through from Rock'n'Roll at 3 months, to Ding-Dong at 4 years, and many of our loyal families complete the whole curriculum, return for more with subsequent children, and spread the Monkey love throughout the Bromley area.  Our customer loyalty is outstanding, and makes for a very happy atmosphere at classes.  Our teachers are truly talented and inspiring, with boundless energy and commitment.  Their love for music and the children in their classes is plain for all to see.  Do book your complimentary class with us today, we truly look forward to meeting you and your child and introducing you to the fun!

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ENQUIRY

Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Bromley Youth Music Trust, Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8AA

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

Hayes Free Church, 111 Pickhurst Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7HU

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds

Tuesday

TAPA / Temple Academy, Baston Road, Hayes, Kent, BR2 7BS

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LX

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months

Wednesday

Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LX

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:30pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds

Thursday

Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LX

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

Hayes Free Church, 111 Pickhurst Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 7HU

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Friday

Chislehurst Methodist Church, Prince Imperial Road, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LX

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

Bromley United Reformed Church, 20 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1RY

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:25am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Bromley Youth Music Trust, Bromley Youth Music Centre, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8AA

9:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
12:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:10pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds

Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 16th April
Half Term:
Monday 28th May - Sunday 3rd June
Term Ends:
Monday 16th July

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 10th September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October
Term Ends:
Friday 14th December

"I absolutely love the classes! They have become the highlight of my week. All of the babies are completely mesmerised by the sounds and instruments. Emilie loves it so much, it is definitely her favourite!"

Monkey Music Mum

"Toby loves it! I didn't realise babies could have such concentration - the classes are just the right length for them. I have been to a lot of different classes and this is definitely one of the best"

Monkey Music Mum

"Over the past 18 months I have seen Evie develop and learn so much. From rhythm to sharing to marching, and more. Ellie is amazing with the children and teaches with real passion and enthusiasm."

Monkey Music Mum

"My grandson, Joshuah, is learning in a really fun way. The class is very well-structured for 2-3 year olds, and particularly helps them to listen and focus. Joshuah absolutely loves the class (and so do I!)."

Monkey Music Grandparent

"I have been to Monkey Music with all three of my children and they have absolutely loved it! It has fostered a real love of music for all of them. I definitely recommend it to anyone with a little person!"

Monkey Music Mum

"What can I say, other than FAB FAB FAB! From the moment we arrive my little girl is totally excited. Becky is an amazing teacher and I would highly recommend it. Worth every penny"

Monkey Music Mum

Celebrate with Monkey!

Celebrate with monkey and his other little monkey friends who join him singing, dancing, and playing musical party games. Monkey’s parties are great fun for children and babies of all ages. Each party is individually tailored to suit each separate occasion and always includes the birthday child’s favourite Monkey Music songs.

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Kate made Spencer's 1st birthday so incredibly special. It was lovely for him to share Monkey Music with all his friends and family. Kate did a great job at entertaining all the children from 12 wks to 3 yrs!

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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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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

Becky Hodgetts

My name is Becky and I was introduced to the wonderful world of Monkey Music through classes with my own two boys. As a music graduate, and previously an opera singer, I loved the unique mix of musical grounding with LOTS of fun, and I have been having a great time running my own classes since 2014.

Ellie Fletcher

I studied at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and then became a primary school teacher. My children went to Monkey Music and I joined the team in 2014. Monkey Music introduces children to so many aspects of music, and seeing them develop musically over the weeks, months and years is a real joy!

Kate Cohen

I'm Kate, and I have taught for Monkey Music since 2016. I love helping children access music in different ways, and am passionate about how the Monkey Music curriculum enables this.  My background is in performing, but I now divide my time between teaching and looking after my own two monkeys.

Lyndsey Gardiner

Hi, I'm originally from Scotland and have a degree in musical theatre. I recently left Phantom Of The Opera (West End), and have taught Monkey Music since 2012. Seeing the children expressing themselves through music & dance is just wonderful - it is definitely the highlight of my day!

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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