Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Chelsea SW3, SW5, SW10, Gloucester Road SW7, Belgravia SW1, Pimlico SW1V & Knightsbridge

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We are celebrating our 20th birthday here at Monkey Music in Chelsea and Westminster! Our award winning, age-specific classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children have become the 'must have' musical activity for thousands of families over the years and we'd love to show you what we do! Scroll down to the timetable and book your first FREE class.

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A little bit background about me and what we do at Monkey Music

I am a professional violinist and have enjoyed a prolific career performing all over the world. When I started running Monkey Music all those years ago in 2002, I knew I had found the perfect way to pass on my musical knowledge to all our wonderful local families!

I am passionate about the amazing effects that music has on the development of little ones.  I wish I had been able to go along to a Monkey Music class when I was little!

It's so important to introduce music right from the start for your little one and to choose a music class that supports the social, physical and language development at each stage in an interactive and nurturing musical environment.

Award Winning children’s music activity classes for babies, toddlers and preschool children in Chelsea, Gloucester Road, South Kensington, Pimlico and Belgravia.

Children are born with the ability to make music and develop and learn best when they are truly captivated and engaged by our wonderful, talented teachers and having lots of fun!

We divide the children into 4, age specific, progressive classes, from our specialist baby curriculum at 3 months all the way up to 4 years old, supporting each stage of learning and development as an individual and a little musician. 

Each class is structured, action packed and beautifully presented with amazing puppets and props, specialist percussion, dance and movement, magical bubbles and lots more! Everyone has so much fun they don't notice how much they are learning! Our innovative and unique Monkey Music curricula has been honed over 25 years and is great for confidence building, preparation for nursery and school, superb for making lifelong grown up friends too!

Lots of parents and nursery schools contact me all the time to say how much our classes have prepared their little ones for the next step in their education and have inspired and excited them to go on and learn an instrument at school.

What do we do as parents and carers?

Sharing precious time discovering the joy of music together, helping and encouraging each little new step is magical! Making new friends, supporting each other, celebrating the milestones and building memories for the future is what it’s all about.

The first time your little one tracks an unusual sound, claps to the beat, responds to a direction, or in our older classes, answers a question out loud is thrilling. Your job is to have as good a time as your child!

All of our super venues have wonderful cafes either on site or nearby so you can hang out with your classmates, everyone looks forward to their weekly class.

“Alexander flourished at Monkey Music and I just loved it too! I couldn’t believe how quickly he developed, his confidence and language skills soared, he sits and plays instruments at home to music now, we sing the songs in the bath, it’s just joyful!  Every time we pass the Church he gets so upset as he thinks you live there and wants to go in,  I have to go another way if it’s not a Monkey Music day! I can’t wait to start again in the baby class with my new baby daughter!” Monkey Music mum.

Lots of our families stay with us throughout their preschool years, with all of their children and that can be 5 to 10 years with us, it really is such a privilege to be part of.

Our beautiful Monkey and Mo are favourite toys at home and our catchy, unique songs become the soundtrack to their early years with everyone at home singing along!

Our wonderful little team of teachers

I have a small team of wonderful, dedicated and talented colleagues, musicians, actresses and performers who have all been comprehensively trained, DBS checked and supported in class by Health and Safety, First Aid training, Covid 19 specific training and Child Protection Policies. 

Lauren and Yvette are ready to welcome you to our classes and can’t wait to meet you! They pour their hearts and souls (and a lot of work behind the scenes) into each and every class. They both have amazing voices, wowing everyone with their inspirational approach, bags of energy, love of children, laughter and learning to make everyone look forward to seeing them at class each week!  

How do the classes for babies work when they are so tiny at 3 months?

Did you know?

Studies show that babies exposed to music classes from an early age go on to do better in English, reading and Maths, as understanding and predicting rhythms and patterns are the key to future learning? Babies who engage in music making and moving to the beat smile more, are more communicative and reach out to explore the world around them sooner than babies who listen passively to music.

Our specialist Rock’n’Roll classes are designed to help you introduce music as part of your routine at home and we give you an abundance of tips on how to support the key social, physical and language aspects of development in our classes with our innovative songs, sensory props and puppets, little hands instruments and lots more.

Book your first FREE class today, it's super easy to book online!

Come along and share precious time in our baby and toddler music classes from Monkey Music (in Chelsea, Belgravia, Gloucester Road, Pimlico) and enjoy reaching each milestone together with us!

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

The Holiday Inn SW7, The Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN

9:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
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Tuesday

The Holiday Inn SW7, The Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:15pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
4:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
4:45pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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The Picturehouse Cinema, 142 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9QR

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Wednesday

The National Army Museum Chelsea, The National Army Museum Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HT

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Hollywood Arms, 45 Hollywood Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9HX

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
9:55am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:35am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Thursday

The National Army Museum Chelsea, The National Army Museum Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HT

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:15pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:15pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
4:00pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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Friday

St Michael's Church, St Michael's Church Belgravia, Chester Square, London, SW1W 9EF

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:15pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
4:00pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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The Holy Apostles Church Pimlico, The Holy Apostles Church Pimlico, 47 Cumberland Street, London, SW1V 4LY

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

Autumn Term 2021

Term Starts:
Monday 6th September
Half Term:
Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October
Term Ends:
Friday 10th December

Term

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

The Holiday Inn is the perfect choice for your classes, well done you! It's huge and so organized, we felt super safe and LOVED the class!

Monkey Music Mum

We LOVED our class at the National Army Museum today and Lauren was amazing! Super organised, huge beautiful museum and restaurant! We stayed for the whole morning! THANK YOU!

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 Dad

“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 Mum

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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"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 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.

Book your Workshop here!

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“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 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.

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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...

Camilla Gurtler

Camilla joined the team in 2014 and has just completed her Masters in theatre directing. She is a trained singer, actress and puppeteer and brings bags of love, amazing imagination and storytelling to her classes. welcome back Camilla!

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!

Is there any social distancing at Monkey Music Classes? From 19th July 2021, our class set up will ensure that our families participate in a Monkey Music experience at a comfortable social distance from each other. Families will be reminded that whilst some may feel comfortable letting their children socialise (especially if attending with friends), others may not and so they should still be vigilant and respect the wishes of other families.
Will it be necessary to wear a face covering to a Monkey Music session? From 19th July 2021, we are implementing a new policy where adult carers are required to wear a face covering until seated with their family on a mat in the classroom. Whilst remaining seated, the wearing of a face covering is optional. However, whilst moving around the classroom, adult carers should wear a face covering. The safety of our families is paramount and families are reminded to respect the wishes of other families who make a personal choice to wear a face covering at all times.
What is your Health and Safety plan around Covid-19? Please see our Monkey Music Covid-19 Health and Safety plan here which details the measures we are putting in place to keep everyone safe at Monkey Music.
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, or your teacher is unable to teach, you will be invited to join in at home with a link to a special pre-recorded Monkey Music class. You may enjoy this class as many times as you would like over the week. Subject to availability, it may also be possible for you to attend a class in person to catch up or make up for a missed class. Please speak to your teacher for more details.
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 our families join in and your children benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! At step 4 of the roadmap, we are encouraging everyone to sing quietly and directly to their own children. 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? Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that only one adult accompanies the child/children to Monkey Music classes.
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.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of our online Monkey Music Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt, beautiful sticker pack and milestone card 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.
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 terms of regular classes with Monkey Music on giving at least one month’s prior written notice to be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due. For those paying termly: If you have opted to pay for classes termly this means that notice must be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month the next term is due to start. If you seek to terminate the contract before this date your franchisee will try to fill the place(s) you have booked with other customers but if your franchisee is unable to do so then you may not be entitled to a refund. For those paying monthly. If you have chosen to pay monthly then notice must be received by the first day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due. Provided your notice to terminate has been received by your franchisee by the 1st of the month before the next payment is due then the contract will end and you will not be required to pay the next payment.
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please click here.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun on the main website.
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. You will be notified by email ahead of each payment taken and also when payment has been taken.
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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