Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Chelsea SW3, SW5, SW10, Gloucester Road SW7, Belgravia SW1, Pimlico SW1V & Knightsbridge

Jayne Harris 0208 7679827
Welcome to our classes

Hello, I'm Jayne and I run Monkey Music classes in Chelsea, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, Belgravia and Pimlico. As a professional violinist I am so passionate about the amazing effects music has on the development of little ones. We have so much fun at Monkey Music and it’s truly inspirational to watch each child develop and grow together!

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After 20 years of a wonderful career as a professional violinist both travelling the world I knew I wanted to find an outlet to pass on my musical knowledge, so when a friend had a baby and took me to a Monkey Music class back in 2003 I knew it was absolutely perfect for me! 
Over the years I have been delighted to receive numerous awards which include ‘Netmums Gold Award for the Best Music class in Chelsea’, ‘Monkey Music Franchisee of the Year’ and ‘Best Music class in London’ at the little London Awards. 
At Monkey Music we passionately believe that it’s important for babies and small children to be immersed in making music in a fun, exciting and structured environment. We have a wonderful, innovative and unique 4-stage program, written by professional musicians within the Early Years Foundation Stages framework. 
Babies and small children are divided into age specific classes from 3 months all the way up to 4 years old, supporting each stage of learning and development as a little musician as they journey through the Monkey Music curricula. Many of our families stay at Monkey Music throughout the course of all their children’s pre-school years and I am so proud to have built up a reputation as the ‘must do’ activity with thousands of our lovely local families.

By the time your child enters primary school  they will have a wealth of musical knowledge and life skills, have learnt to read music, Sol-Fa tonal hand signs (using the Kodaly method),  and have specific experience both visually and aurally of every orchestral instrument. It’s the perfect grounding for going on to learn an instrument at school. 

In the classroom
I have a real love of creating and sourcing magical props that have the wow factor to accompany the themes of our classes, there’s often a gasp of delight from everyone as they are revealed!
Expect lots of giggles, laughter and learning (for the grown-ups too!) as the babies and children are mesmerised by gorgeous puppets, hand crafted props, fascinating sounds and absorbing activities, amazing overhead giant mobiles, specialist small hands percussion, dance and movement, magical bubbles and lots more! 
Along the way it’s magical to take part and share the fun, laughter and learning with your little one. Lots of our families tell us how they made lasting friendships from their early days at Monkey Music and how we have Nurtured a Lifetime of Music for all of their family.

Your teacher in class
At Monkey Music we work very hard behind the scenes to provide the perfect environment for your child to flourish and grow. Each class is led by the same teacher each week which we believe is fundamental.
I teach myself and head up a small team of dedicated, talented, vivacious teachers who pour their heart and souls into their classes and wow the children and carers with their inspirational approach.
I include professional colleagues in the team, musicians, actresses and performers who have all been comprehensively trained and are DBS checked and supported in class by Health and Safety and Child Protection Policies. 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Cineworld Cinema, Cineworld Cinema,142 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QR

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Cineworld Cinema

St. Stephen's Church, St Stephens, Southwell Gardens, Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4RL

2:25pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:05pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:45pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
4:20pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at St. Stephen's Church

The Hut, Alpha Place, London, SW3 5SZ

9:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
9:55am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at The Hut

Tuesday

Cineworld Cinema, Cineworld Cinema,142 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QR

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
Book a class at Cineworld Cinema

St. Michael's church, St. Michael's Church, 4 Chester Square, Belgravia, London, London, SW1W 9HH

2:20pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
3:10pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:50pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
4:30pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at St. Michael's church

Wednesday

Cineworld Cinema, Cineworld Cinema,142 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QR

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Cineworld Cinema

St. Michael's church, St. Michael's Church, 4 Chester Square, Belgravia, London, London, SW1W 9HH

2:25pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:05pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:45pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
4:20pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
5:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at St. Michael's church

The Hut, Alpha Place, London, SW3 5SZ

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

Thursday

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London, London, SW3 4HT

2:20pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:40pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
4:20pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at National Army Museum

St. Stephen's Church, St Stephens, Southwell Gardens, Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4RL

9:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St. Stephen's Church

Friday

St. Michael's church, St. Michael's Church, 4 Chester Square, Belgravia, London, London, SW1W 9HH

9:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St. Michael's church

Cineworld Cinema, Cineworld Cinema,142 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QR

9:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at Cineworld Cinema

Holy Apostles Church, The Holy Apostles Church47 Cumberland StreetPimlico, London, SW1 4LY

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
9:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:10pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:50pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Holy Apostles Church

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

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

Term

Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
n/a
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

“Monkey Music has been the highlight of our week. My son started at 3 months old and now he’s 4 and reading music, it’s been amazing! We will both miss you and Monkey so much now he is starting school”

Monkey Music Mum

“Thank you for 6 years of Monkey Music! All 3 of my children have passed through your expert hands. Your classes are full of energy, structured, fun and innovatively resourced, a truly wonderful experience”

Monkey Music Mum

“We LOVE Monkey Music! Both my children have attended from 3 months, and we cannot speak highly enough of the energetic, educational, and just plain fun time we have during classes. A must for all children”

Monkey Music Mum

"My daughter’s Nursery told me today that her listening skills and knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra is truly amazing. Thank you SO much for preparing her for this next step!"

Monkey Music Dad

“Jayne and the entire Monkey Music team are amazing. It's the BEST activity for babies and toddlers in London. All three of our children went through the program and loved it! ”

Monkey Music Mum

“The one class my daughter would ask every morning if we could go again .Jayne Is an exceptional teacher and manages to make each class fun, creative and inspiring. A joy to be a part of”

Monkey Music Teacher

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!

Send a Party Enquiry

"I just wanted to thank you so much for creating the perfect birthday party for us. My daughter was over the moon to see her favourite teacher and everyone had a wonderful time, save the date for next year!"

Monkey Music Mum

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!

“My husband has never been able to go to Monkey Music during the week and has always wondered what goes on! Now he knows and he LOVED it, thank you so much, it really meant a lot to him”!

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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"Me and baby Oliver went along to your Open Day today and had a wonderful time! Oliver loved the teacher, I've never seen him react like that before, amazing"

Monkey Music Dad

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The Monkey Team

Jayne Harris

Jayne has been teaching for 17 years, is the owner of Monkey Music and a professional violinist. She has bags of energy which, along with her extensive musical and teaching experience and her loving approach ensure her classes are filled with laughter and learning!

Amalia Economos

Amalia is a professional singer and joined the team in 2016. Her extensive career includes worldwide performances with Beyonce and Lionel Richie. Her huge love of life shines through in her classes which, along with her bubbly, infectious personality make her classes a huge hit with...

Anna Cooper

Anna is a classically trained mezzo soprano opera singer and joined the team in 2016. Alongside her performing career she has extensive teaching experience and a real love of little ones. Her musical approach is inspirational and her classes are full of wonderful singing, learning and laughter!

Dawn Spence

Dawn has been teaching since 2014 and has a very loyal following at Monkey Music. She is an actress and singer, performing in nine West End Shows during her prolific career. Her classes are packed with energy, love, laughter and learning and she pours her heart and soul into every single moment.

Yvette Robinson

Yvette joined the team in 2011. She is an extremely successful West End actress and singer and a mum to her daughter Leela. She brings her unique experience as a teacher, performer and parent to her classes, wowing everyone with her inspirational approach, with lots of fun and giggles along the way!

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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