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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Cheltenham and GloucesterSian Ferris 01242 525750 / 07768 457403 [email protected]
Hello, I'm Sian and I have been running Monkey Music in Cheltenham & Gloucester since 2002 - when we were the first franchise to open outside of London. Having been an amateur singer from an early age, music has always been deeply important to me and I love to share that.Read more...
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 18 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 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.
The Monkey Music journey starts 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 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.
We’d love to welcome you!
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
Up Hatherley, St Philip & St James Parish Church, Cold Pool Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6HX
Monkey Music at Home Recorded by Sian, Virtual Class Times - Sessions Can be Viewed Monday to Sunday, Cheltenham, GL53 8DN
Monkey Music at Home Recorded by Karley,
Bishops Cleeve St Michael's Centre, School Road, Bishops Cleeve, (for car park GL52 8LL), Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8BA
Leckhampton, Emmanuel Church, Fairfield Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7PJ
The PlayFarm, Unit 8a The Brewery, Henrietta Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4FA
Monkey Term Dates
Autumn Term 2020
Monday 5th October
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Friday 18th December
Spring Term 2021
Monday 4th January
Monday 15th February - Friday 19th February
Friday 2nd April
“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 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!
No Monkey Workshops currently on our system, check back soon.
"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".
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.
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!
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