Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Comely Bank Murrayfield Corstorphine Stockbridge Polwarth Cramond

Rachel Huggins 0131 556 3070
Welcome to our classes

Welcome to Monkey Music where we are celebrating 10 years of music to families in Edinburgh. We offer our magical musical activity classes for preschool children in Stockbridge, Polwarth, Corstorphine, Comely Bank, Murrayfield, Cramond and Corstorphine. My name is Rachel and I have been lucky enough to be involved with Monkey Music since 2006.  

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Welcome to Monkey Music where we are celebrating 10 years of offering music to families in North Edinburgh. We offer our magical musical activity classes for preschool children in Stockbridge, Polwarth, Corstorphine, Comely Bank, Murrayfield, Cramond and Corstorphine.

My name is Rachel Huggins and I have been lucky enough to be involved with Monkey Music since 2006 when I started classes with my 3-month year old daughter in London. As a new Mum I was so impressed by what I saw, experienced and learnt that I soon realized that a weekly 30-minute class wouldn’t be enough for us I bought my franchise to Edinburgh and started our lifelong journey with Monkey!

As we progressed through the four stage curricula I saw how much effort goes into developing each module and class and I was amazed to see what each Monkey Music child was capable of and can achieve.

Now, I feel so privileged to be a part of so many Edinburgh children's lives. I have always loved singing and have been lucky enough to be involved with music all my life, singing and being involved in the theatre. To work with families, watching siblings develop and learn, to delight in teaching and to be amazed in each class that is delivered is a wonderful feeling. We here at Monkey Music are truly so lucky in our work and could never call it a job!

If you’re looking for fantastic fun and educational music class in North Edinburgh, then Monkey Music could be for you? Come along and experience one of our complimentary class. We run morning and afternoon classes in many our venues. Monkey Music is a fantastic way for parents to spend truly magical time with their child in a nurturing educational environment!

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Corstorphine, St Ninian's Church, 144 St John's Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 8AP

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Corstorphine

Murrayfield Parish Church, Church Office2B Ormidale Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 6EQ

1:30pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
2:05pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:40pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:15pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at Murrayfield Parish Church

Stockbridge, LifeCare, 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 1JB

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Stockbridge

Tuesday

Stockbridge, LifeCare, 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 1JB

2:05pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
2:40pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:15pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
3:50pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Stockbridge

Wednesday

Stockbridge, LifeCare, 2 Cheyne Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 1JB

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Stockbridge

Thursday

Cramond Kirk, Cramond Kirk 16 Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 6NS

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Cramond Kirk

Friday

Comely Bank, St Ninian's Church, Hazel Hall, Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 1AF

9:15am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
9:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Comely Bank

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 27th August
Half Term:
Monday 8th October - Friday 19th October
Term Ends:
Friday 14th December

Term

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

"It has been a joy to watch my shy 3 year old boy blossom into a young musician confident playing all sorts of percussion instruments and loving all the musical props and games and theatre role play"

Monkey Music Mum

“Tried a few music classes before and was really disappointed until Monkey Music. This is a great combination of entertainment and educational, not just random and rather dull banging"

Monkey Music Dad

“My daughter and I have been coming to Monkey Music for about a year and it has been one of our weekly highlights! We really struggled with a lot of baby classes but we love how organised this class is and FUN"

Monkey Music Parent

"MM has been such a great, fun learning experience. It’s been a real delight to be involved with our child's learning and development and as a dad to do something to enrich my daughter’s life!"

Monkey Music Dad

"MM has been offered to 3 age groups at our nursery for 8 years. Their 4 stage curricula is a perfect match for us, and our parents sign up for Monkey Music each term without fail!"

Monkey Music Nursery

"MM is my very favourite children's activity. This is my second grandchild to attend the class with me. I have another one expected in March and you can be sure that I will bringing number 3 along"

Monkey Music Grandparent

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

“We loved our MM party. It was fantastic, just the right balance of things for the children to do and time for the adults to mingle as well. We will definitely book again next year!"

Monkey Music Party

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 fantastic Christmas workshop yesterday. What a fantastic way to start the festive season and we really enjoyed it! So wonderful to see all the wonderful Christmas joys come together at MM!"

Monkey Music
has come to town!

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.

Monkey Free Open Days & Events

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"I attended a fantastic event held by Monkey Music which was free and was all about music and child development. It really opened my eyes to all the different things I could do at home with my daughter and all

Monkey Music Child Development Event Parent

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The Monkey Team

Kirsten Reekie

Teaching for Monkey Music is a huge part of my everyday life. I really enjoy every second of it! I have learnt so much and my passion for teaching thrives every day. There is never a dull moment and when a Little Monkey amazes me by what they can achieve – age never gets in their way!

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 a singalong promo CD 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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