Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Clapham & Battersea

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I have been running Monkey Music Clapham and Battersea since 1999.  As a qualified English teacher and classically trained musician, I love singing and playing my flute and piano.  Music has always been central to my life both professionally and at home.  I believe there is no better way to introduce learning than through music.

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I started Monkey Music in Clapham and Battersea over twenty years ago because I was looking for a way to use my advanced musical skills as a trained singer along with my teaching qualification.  Having recently had my first child I was also looking for a new opportunity and change of direction.  At the time I was attending Monkey Music as a parent with Rebecca Maskell who still runs a couple of areas in South East London, where I live.  I was very inspired by the effect the classes had on my daughter, how she responded so positively to the music and how it clearly aided her early years of development.

When the opportunity arose to start a franchise area I jumped at it as a way of bringing together all my experience and skills.  Also, the opportunity to run my own business was really exciting and fulfilled a long-held dream.  I have loved and continue to love this journey.

Monkey Music has radically changed during the time I have been running classes and where and how I deliver the classes has altered too.  For example, when I started we did not offer our Rock’n’Roll classes for babies and this development has proved to be a huge success allowing very young families to make friends and experience music in a more sensual, nurturing and calm way.  Despite the many changes, at its core, Monkey Music is about children, music and education and this has stayed true and strong.  For me, this is why Monkey Music has remained so popular and respected.

More and more I am handing the teaching over to my wonderful team of experienced, young and energetic teachers who bring huge enthusiasm and skill to their classes.  I really enjoy training, mentoring and watching them develop and become strong independent teachers.  Please do go to their individual biographies to find out more about them.

I hope we see you and your children soon and you receive from us the joy and magic myself and both my children enjoyed all those years ago.

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"Monkey music is a brilliant class for babies... now he is 1 he has just started the Heigh Ho classes. The high quality instruments, catchy songs and challenging, multi sensory activities are excellent"

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"My son Monty and I love our weekly Monkey Music class with Louise! Monty can be a tricky toddler but Louise has nothing but smiles and kind patience .. we have so much fun xx"

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"I started very young with both of them and they absolutely love the classes. Every teacher we have had has been wonderful in different ways - enthusiastic, creative, very musical obviously, and so caring"

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"The teaching style encourages children to love music, learn songs through repetition each week, and cover exciting topics that children can relate to. The props are wonderful"

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"My son attends every week. He enjoys listening to songs and sounds, playing instruments, doing action songs, dancing, marching, and a whole lot more."

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"Our daughter has been attending since she was 3 months old (she is now 17 months) and it is the highlight of our week! The songs and activities are perfectly matched to the childrens' age groups"

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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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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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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!

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The Monkey Team

Louise Krupski

Hi, I'm Louise and I head up my amazing team.  I've been teaching Monkey Music for over 20 years and still love the joy I feel when I'm with our little monkeys and their grown-ups.

Bethany Whitely

Bethany is a professional musical theatre actress.  As well as being a Monkey Music teacher, Bethany also works as a dance instructor for Stagecoach and a creative assistant for Art Barn. Bethany is an aunty to 1 year old Amelie and loves surfing and slow cooking!

Camilla Gurtler

Camilla has taught for Monkey Music for many years and is an award winning theatre director when she is not teaching.  We are very lucky to have her enthusiasm for everything artistic and musical and her dedication to children's education.

Lyndsey Gardiner

I've been teaching Monkey Music for over 6 years. Seeing the children expressing themselves through music is wonderful; that first time you see one of the babies shake a maraca is priceless, the toddlers finding their feet or the older children singing along to the songs.  

Sarah Higginbotham

Sarah has been teaching for Monkey Music for 8 years. She is passionate about music education for all ages. When she’s not at Monkey music she’s a secondary school singing teacher and keen trombonist.  Sarah says, “I love Monkey Music as it sets the foundation for a lifetime".

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 beautiful sticker pack 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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