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Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill & NorwoodRebecca Maskell 020 8291 4092 [email protected] View our local page
A mother of four and a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where I studied the piano and cello, I was the first franchisee for Monkey Music. I continue to love teaching, taking great pleasure in seeing parents return to my classes again and again - one mother is on her 6th child at Monkey Music!Read more...
Monkey Music Dulwich and Herne Hill enjoys an excellent reputation in the local area and was one of the first pre-school children’s music activities of its kind. Our music classes have offered a consistently high quality musical experience to young children since 1997.
Both the founder, Angie Coates and Rebecca Maskell attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. They have nine children between them! Since then it has gone from strength to strength without compromising our high standards.
Monkey Music isn’t just about singing songs and dancing. Thought goes into the presentation of songs and activities with the inevitable benefits of speech development as well as vital listening skills, which can only assist the children in the school years ahead. Singing, and feeling confident to sing is a joy often lost as we grow older and become more inhibited, so our relaxed approach can also benefit the carers that accompany the children to the classes!
So Why Monkey Music?
Monkey Music’s teachers in Dulwich and Herne Hill undergo a rigorous training procedure before embarking on their own classes. All have a sound musical background as well as bringing their own individual skills to the classes enabling them to easily communicate to very young babies of three months up to pre-school children of four years. Jo Napthine and Beckie Topsom join me in presenting high quality, value for money classes in the local area.
Monkey Music provides excellent resources to support the material such as high quality percussion instruments – not toys, which provide appealing and clear sounds which young children can easily appreciate and comfortably listen to. Visually stimulating props bring alive the songs to make learning fun and stimulating.
During our Monkey Music classes in Dulwich and Herne Hill we sing original songs as well as traditional nursery rhymes in four separate classes according to their age in order for the children to benefit and learn as much as possible from the experience.
Monkey Music is Fun For All
Joining a pre-school music class like Monkey Music is much more than a 30 minute weekly dose of singing along. Parents, grandparents, nannies and child minders enjoy the classes just as much as the children and often make lifelong friends in the process.
So What’s Next?
All you have to do now is give us a try! We offer a free complimentary class to whet your appetite and give you the opportunity to see what we have to offer. Word of mouth is a powerful tool and most new babies and pre-school children attend our classes because it has been recommended by a friend. As parents ourselves and Monkey Music teachers we do our best to offer fun, quality music classes and an exciting learning experience come rain come shine!
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
Punk Me Up Ceramics Café, 34 East Dulwich Rd, London, SE22 9AX
Goose Green Community Centre, 62A East Dulwich Rd, London, SE22 9AT
Francis Peek Community Centre, Dulwich Park, London, SE21 7BQ
St Faith's Community Centre, 62 Red Post Hill, London, SE24 0BZ
Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane, London, SE24 9HU
Edward Alleyn's Clubhouse, 83-85 Burbage Rd, London, SE249HD
Monkey Term Dates
Autumn Term 2018
Monday 3rd September
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October
Friday 7th December
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th January
Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March
Friday 29th March
"Beckie is a really wonderful teacher - I like how she chats to the babies and refers to them by name throughout the session. It’s been my favourite class to attend with both my children"
"I always look forward to Monkey Music. I think you have a fantastic talent. Without your charisma and energy, I mean without you Rebecca, it wouldn't be the same."
"We really enjoyed our first Monkey Music session - it was so lovely and calm and the babies were completely mesmerised by Jo's beautiful voice. We will definitely be signing up for the full term - thank you!"
"Beckie is always such an enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable teacher. If we are ever blessed with a brother or sister for Charlotte I will be back in a shot!"
"My nanny mentioned that you were impressed with Chloe playing along in time today. I would have to credit that to your excellent tuition. I strongly believe that her love of music is down to your classes."
"I just don't know how on earth we did not try this before, I absolutely love it. We were made to feel very welcome and Rebecca is an excellent teacher. It is the best music class I have seen for my daughter."
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
"Thanks so much for such a lovely party! I have no idea how you can entertain a room full of babies for a whole hour. Everyone was full of compliments and it’s nice to see you get all the daddies involved too.”
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!
"Thank you Monkey Music for a really entertaining 60 minute summer holiday workshop. Both my girls have really missed Monkey Music since starting school and they loved coming back with their baby brother."
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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
Rebecca is a mother of four and a graduate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied the piano and 'cello. Rebecca has taught Monkey Music classes for over 20 years and still loves every minute of it. It's a special treat when her 'cello goes too!
After training as an actress, Beckie worked for Radio 5 Live as a broadcasting assistant and then a production runner for Walt Disney. Beckie attended Monkey Music with her two children before becoming a Monkey Music teacher. Everybody loves Beckie’s enthusiasm and personal touch.
Originally from Cardiff, Bethan studied Acting at Rose Bruford College and is a professional singer and musician. Having worked with children for many years, Bethan brings her bubbly personality to the classes and loves seeing children learn and develop in a fun and relaxed environment.
Jo trained at The Guildford School of Acting. Jo has previously starred in numerous West End shows including Mamma Mia, Sister Act and Jerry Springer the Opera. Jo has an infectious personality and wonderful sense of humour and puts her heart and soul into Monkey Music.
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