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

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Welcome to our classes

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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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Monkey Music at Home Presented Live by Louise, 30 Minute Live Streamed Session, Balham, SW12 8QY

3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:35pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
4:10pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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Contact Ctr Stage Rm, Abbeville Village, Church of the Holy Spirit, Narbonne Avenue, London, SW4 9JU

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Broomwood Ch Hall, Kyrle Rd, Kyrle Road, London, SW11 6BD

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

Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1EQ

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Life Tabernacle Ch, Batt Pk Rd, 32 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4HY

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

Contact Centre Main Hall, 60 Hambalt Road, Clapham, SW4 9EH

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

Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1EQ

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
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Contact Ctr Stage Rm, Abbeville Village, Church of the Holy Spirit, Narbonne Avenue, London, SW4 9JU

3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:45pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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Friday

Contact Centre Main Hall, 60 Hambalt Road, Clapham, SW4 9EH

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

Autumn Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 14th September
Half Term:
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Term Ends:
Friday 18th December

Term

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

"We love the bonus material. After breakfast Indigo ran to the sofa made a monkey noise and patted the sofa clearly asking me to get my laptop and get some Monkey Music going... She's a big fan!!"

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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 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.

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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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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 ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups 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 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 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 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 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.
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 and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
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.
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! However, current Government Guidelines don't allow for sing-along activities so for the time being our classes are directed and sung by the teacher only. Customers may enjoy our songs at home by purchasing our class specific download albums or books - all available from our online shop.
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 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.
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.
What if I miss my usual class? During our transition back to classes due to Covid-19, should you miss a class, or your teacher is unable to teach, you will receive a link to a special Monkey Music class to join in at home. You may enjoy this class as many times as you would like to over the week! Please speak to your teacher for more details.
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.
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.
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.

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