Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in
Ealing and Acton

Helly Summerly 020 3715 2634
Welcome to our classes

As a singer and a Mother, I'm passionate about giving babies and young children the opportunity to experience live music making from an early age. I'm delighted to be teaching classes in Ealing and Acton. Your first class is complimentary so why not book today and come and see us soon!


I discovered Monkey Music when I was looking for music classes to take my own baby daughter to whilst I was on maternity leave. As a musician, I was keen to find something that incorporated key musical elements whilst also being enjoyable for my daughter. I was immediately impressed by the musical content of the classes we attended. And seeing the delight on my daughter’s face each week when we she recognised her favourite Monkey songs quickly made it the highlight of our week! When the opportunity arose for me to take on my own Monkey Music franchise, I realised I had found the perfect way to combine my passion for music and singing, with my love of babies and interest in the important role that music can play in child development.

 Monkey Music classes are tailored around a proven and progressive curriculum for babies from as young as 3 months. Even in our early Rock’n’Roll classes, babies are introduced to fundamental musical elements such as pitch, pulse, dynamics, rhythm and tempo. By introducing these elements into their sound world early on, we are helping to nurture a lifetime of interest in music. As our babies and toddlers move up to our Heigh-Ho and Jiggety-Jig classes, they build on the key elements learned in Rock’n’Roll and we introduce more age appropriate instruments, as well as developing key social skills to help prepare them for nursery and eventually school.

Above all, Monkey Music classes are fun as we know that babies and children learn through play! Each class is characterised by live singing, a set of beautifully crafted percussion instruments for each individual child to explore, and a combination of both original songs as well as well-loved nursery rhymes for our children and carers to enjoy singing together in class and during the week at home. And of course no class is complete without the appearance of Monkey and Mo!

As a Mum myself, I also fully understand that babies and toddlers have their own individual routines and agendas! At Monkey Music, we are always guided primarily by the needs of the babies and children, and what they and their carers feel comfortable with. In Rock’n’Roll particularly, young babies are welcome to be fed, changed or just cuddled at any time. They’ll still be taking in an enormous amount by being rocked gently to the beat of the music.

I am a trained classical singer, and I have performed as a soloist with many of London’s leading chamber choirs, and feature on over 20 commercial recordings. I continue to give regular live performances (when I’m not busy teaching Monkey Music or being a Mum!)

I look forward to welcoming you to one of our classes very soon!



Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

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Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 10th September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October
Term Ends:
Friday 7th December


Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

"I absolutely love Monkey Music. The songs and activities really stimulate my 6 month old and her face lights up as she recognises each tune and the other babies! Definitely one of the highlights of our week!"

Monkey Music Parent

"From the moment the chime is rung the babies are enthralled. I love watching the wonder in my daughter’s eye as she discovers new instruments and music. The pace of the class is just right - we both love it!"

Monkey Music Mum

"Thank you so much for helping my Grandson gain in confidence through attending your classes. He is very engaged throughout and responds well to rhythm and rhyme. He very much looks forward to attending"

Monkey Music Grandparent

"I take my 1 year old son to Heigh-Ho and my 2 year old son to Jiggity-Jig. They both absolutely love Monkey Music and Helly is a fantastic teacher with a beautiful voice"

Monkey Music Parent

"My baby absolutely loves Monkey Music, the classes are amazing, they're fun, interactive and enjoyable for adults too! My little one is hitting developmental milestones earlier due to how engaged how she is"

Monkey Music Mum

"My Grandson loves singing along with Helly as she provides a wonderful atmosphere for the children"

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!

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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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Monkey Music
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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.

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The Monkey Team

Helly Summerly

I currently teach all the classes in Ealing and Acton. I am a trained classical singer and have performed as a soloist with many of London’s leading chamber choirs. I also feature on over 20 commercial recordings.

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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