Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in East Sheen, Chiswick and Hammersmith

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Hi, I'm Rachel and I run Monkey Music East Sheen, Chiswick and Hammersmith. As an early years music specialist I am passionate about the value of our fabulous classes for babies and toddlers where we learn so much, whilst also having lots of fun! We'd love to see you in September. Please scroll down for our timetable and to book your first free class!

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FUN FOR EVERYONE

Trusted by parents since 1992, there are 4-stages of classes, tailored specifically to the needs of babies, toddlers and pre-school children between 3 months and 4 years of age. It’s the perfect way to meet new friends and to share precious time together! Our classes are designed to help develop language, physical and social skills, all through wonderful musical activities and live singing.

Research has shown that early exposure to music supports a child in almost all areas of development. At Monkey Music we believe that it’s important for babies and small children to be immersed in making music in a fun, exciting and structured environment. We have a wonderful, innovative and unique 4-stage program, written by professional musicians within the Early Years Foundation Stages framework. Whilst experiencing musical concepts such as pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo and dynamics, our beautifully presented classes lay the foundations for future learning – all whilst having lots of fun!

Classes are 30 minutes long, and are jam-packed with musical activities, learning opportunities, great resources and specialist percussion instruments. Not a moment is wasted! Our class sizes are carefully managed to ensure that everyone has the best possible time. We love that parents, grandparents and nannies all enjoy our classes as much as the children. Lots of our families tell us how they made lasting friendships from their early days at Monkey Music and how we have nurtured a lifetime of music for all of their family. Many parents have commented on how important classes have been in preparing their children for nursery and school.

Our teachers are carefully selected and pour their hearts into preparing well structured classes, wowing the children and grown-ups with their wonderful singing voices, sound musical approach and professional delivery. 

Monkey Music has won many awards and has gained a reputation for high standards and uniqueness. We sing many original songs, as well as lots of traditional nursery rhymes for everyone to sing-a-long to.

Rock’n’Roll

For babies from 3 months

Babies are born to love music! Music is invaluable to healthy development and has a tremendous effect on babies. Our baby classes are gentle, calm and full of wonder. Focusing on bonding and confidence, carers interact with their baby enjoying pulse based musical activities, fascinating sounds and sensory moments. Our classes are the perfect way to share precious time together, and to meet other babies and carers who live in your area.

Heigh-Ho

For toddlers from 12 months

A more up-beat curriculum for a ‘busy’ age group that are raring to go! Heigh-Ho classes are full of action songs to develop co-ordination, spatial awareness and to enjoy the ‘beat’ together. We also focus on listening skills and language development, making lots of sounds together. Colourful props capture the imagination and hold concentration, and there are lots of instruments to play.

Jiggety-Jig

For 2 + 3 year olds

Jiggety-Jig children are really starting to express themselves through music making, singing and dancing. They are encouraged to work a little more independently in this class, and through absorbing activities further develop social and language skills. These classes are slightly slower in pace to develop concentration. Musically, the children are starting to keep a steady beat and further explore rhythm, pitch, tempo and dynamics.

Ding Dong

For 3 + 4 year olds

Building on the foundations laid in Jiggety-Jig, Ding-Dong children are ready to progress their musical learning further and start to recognise graphics depicting sounds and rhythm notation. They are introduced to members of the orchestra with the opportunity to touch and play various instruments. From here they are all set for a wonderful musical future.

ABOUT RACHEL

I am a passionate musician and performer, so when I became a mother I was keen to share a special musical experience with my children. I discovered Monkey Music and was hugely impressed with the quality of teaching, resources and the curricula. I became a Monkey Music teacher over 8 years ago and am now thrilled to be a franchisee. As well as extensive training in music, dance and drama, more recently I also gained an early childhood music teaching qualification with the British Kodaly Academy, covering music education from 0-7 years.

I am extremely lucky to have Heather on the teaching team in East Sheen, Chiswick and Hammersmith. Her warm personality, professionalism and fantastic talent are an asset to the franchise! 

Busy in the office, is Annie, our fabulous Office Administrator, who is always ready to answer any questions you may have. 

WHAT TO DO NOW

Please click the 'book your free class here' button so that you and your child can experience Monkey Music for yourselves. I look forward to welcoming you to the East Sheen, Chiswick and Hammersmith Monkey Music family!

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

The Catholic Centre, 2 Dukes Avenue, Chiswick, London, W4 2AE

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at The Catholic Centre

Tuesday

The Catholic Centre, 2 Dukes Avenue, Chiswick, London, W4 2AE

9:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at The Catholic Centre

Wednesday

Holy Innocents Church, (opposite John Betts Primary School), Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0UB

9:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
9:55am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Holy Innocents Church

Thursday

Parkside (Elim) Church, Corner of Upper Richmond Road & Gordon Avenue, East Sheen, London, SW14 8DU

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Parkside (Elim) Church

Friday

Parkside (Elim) Church, Corner of Upper Richmond Road & Gordon Avenue, East Sheen, London, SW14 8DU

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
9:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Parkside (Elim) Church

The Parent Hood, 87-89 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2EF

9:55am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:35am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at The Parent Hood

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 2nd September
Half Term:
Monday 21st October - Friday 1st November
Term Ends:
Friday 13th December

Summer Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 6th January
Half Term:
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Term Ends:
Friday 3rd April

"We have been regulars for 4 years! As a mum, I love Rachel's professionalism, the high quality and educational content of the classes and the opportunity to meet other like minded local mums, dads and nannies"

Monkey Music Mum

"My grandson loves Monkey Music and it is a pleasure to bring him. He has developed so much since he started and knows all the songs and actions off by heart. He's smiling from the moment we walk in"

Monkey Music Grandparent

"Monkey Music is a ray of sunshine in our week. My little boy has learnt so much, but as far as he's concerned he's had an absolute ball waving flags, playing instruments and popping bubbles"

Monkey Music Mum

"My granddaughters and I adore Monkey Music with Rachel. Their passion for music has been nurtured and the CD is on loop in the car. Thank you for these precious memories!"

Monkey Music Grandparent

"I am always amazed at the high quality instruments given to the children to play, and the variety. Everyone gets their own sets of sounds to explore. Brilliant!"

Monkey Music Dad

"Friday’s are our favourite day of the week thanks to Monkey Music. My 18 month old loves it more than any other class. It’s always such a happy time spent together full of fun, cuddles, singing and dancing"

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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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"We are so glad that Rachel and Monkey could be part of our daughter's 2nd birthday and that all her friends got to experience what a special teacher Rachel is"

Monkey Music Mum

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!

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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"My son absolutely loved the Monkey Music Open Day in East Sheen. He was mesmerised by Rachel’s singing and loved listening to all the different instruments. It was a fun class for parents too!"

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The Monkey Team

Heather Stockwell

I absolutely love singing and have been performing since I was 4 years old.

I am thrilled to be a Monkey Music teacher, and to have the privilege of being a part of each child’s development through their learning and enjoyment of music.

Rachel Williams

I grew up immersed in music and dance playing both the piano and clarinet, singing in choirs and attending the Royal Ballet School. I have a Drama degree and an early years music teaching qualification from the British Kodaly Academy. I love teaching Monkey Music and have been doing so for 9 years.

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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