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Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Cheltenham and GloucesterSian Ferris 01242 525750 [email protected] View our local page
Hello, I'm Sian and I've been running Monkey Music Cheltenham & Gloucester since 2002 - when we were the first franchise to open outside of London. I attended classes there with my children and fell in love with how inspirational they were; from the colourful props to the original songs and interactive musical section - it was just so creative and fun.Read more...
Having been an amateur singer from an early age, music has always been deeply important to me and I love to share that.
When I became a mum I knew I wanted my children to share in that too – and that’s when I heard about Monkey Music in London, where I lived at the time. I loved it - and how wonderful and inspirational the classes were. It was so creative and so much fun, for the children and for the parents too.
When I left the capital, I took Monkey Music with me, opening the first franchise outside of London where it had been so successful. That was more than 15 years ago. I’m now a mum-of-three and I have never looked back - I love my job each and every day. I feel so lucky to share the magic of Monkey Music with so many families. There is never a dull day, the children are a constant joy and their enthusiasm is infectious!
I’m supported by a wonderful group of teachers, all musicians who are equally passionate about the benefits of music on young minds (keep reading to learn more about the team!).
I love the way that every child starts to enjoy the wonders of music; it helps them to explore their creative side and develops their confidence.
Monkey Music follows a unique teaching curriculum written by classically trained musicians, designed to introduce music to very young children in a way they can easily understand and enjoy.
We run weekly classes across Cheltenham and Gloucester for babies from 3 months to children of 4 years. They are all small and tailor made, grouped according to age.
We start with Rock n Roll – gentle songs and absorbing activities for babies from 3 months. Toddlers then move to Heigh Ho, getting up on their feet and exploring props. Our two and three-year-olds learn to sing, dance and play instruments in Jiggety Jig, while our biggest monkeys head to Ding Dong, where they learn to understand musical patterns and recognise notes.
Each 30 minute class is full of energy - captivating the children using a winning combination of catchy music, percussion instruments, visual props, boundless enthusiasm and lots of opportunities for the children to experiment with instruments and make music of their own.
It’s about letting our children have fun with music whilst enhancing development, listening, concentration, confidence and social skills.
The benefits for children speak for themselves – but there are benefits for our grown-ups too, be they parents, carers or grandparents. It’s a wonderful way to share those previous early years and a whole lot of fun too - meeting other parents and carers at the same time.
We’d love to welcome you!
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
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Highbury Congressional Church, Oxford Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 6DU
Up Hatherley, St Philip & St James Parish Church, Cold Pool Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HX
Bishops Cleeve Community Centre, off Church Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8LR
Bourton, George Moore Community Centre, Moore Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AZ
Charlton Kings, Sacred Hearts Church Hall, Moorend Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9AU
Leckhampton, Emmanuel Church, Fairfield Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7PJ
The PlayFarm, Unit 8a The Brewery, Henrietta Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4FA
Monkey Term Dates
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th January
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Friday 5th April
Summer Term 2019
Tuesday 23rd April
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Tuesday 16th July
“Monkey Music has been an inspiration to us over the years. I have seen my son transform into the music loving, dancing, singing and confident boy he is now"
“Monkey Music Cheltenham and Gloucester has been the best activity I have done with my son, I will treasure the memories I have of the sessions. Thank you!”
“A note to thank you so much for giving Emilie such an amazing time at Monkey Music. We are all sad that her time with you has come to an end. Thank you for making Mondays so special!" Monkey Music Mum
“Thank you for teaching my two girls for the last 5 years. Your lessons are educational and fun, the girls have learnt so much and you have helped them on their journey in readiness for school"
“Monkey Music has really ignited a love for music and rhythm with both Oliver and Max. Max is going to learn the violin in September and Oliver loves practising on Daddy's trombone - he's actually pretty good"
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
"Thank you for making Ellie's 2nd Birthday Party such a roaring success. Monkey Music was loved by everyone - especially Ellie! I can't wait for her next birthday! Thank you"
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!
"What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays - it was fantastic to continue our Monkey Music experience during the summer break with such a fun workshop. It was the highlight of our holidays".
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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.
The Monkey Team
Hi, I'm Karley and I've been teaching Monkey Music for the past 12 years, having taken my own 3 children to classes in Cheltenham.
Music and performance is a huge part of my life and something I'm really passionate about. I can't recommend it highly enough!
Hi, I'm Vicki, and I've been teaching Monkey Music for over a year now having attended classes with my two boys (and falling in love with Monkey!).
I love every aspect of music; I play the piano and bass guitar and sing in a local band. Going to work is wonderful!
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