Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Eltham, Mottingham, New Eltham, RA Woolwich, Plumstead & Welling

Kerry Hill 020 3865 8524
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Hello from Monkey Music! I'm Kerry and I'm delighted to bring Monkey Music to Eltham and the surrounding areas. With more than 20 years' experience in the music industry, I can't wait to meet you and your child to show you how much fun music can be when you're a baby or toddler!

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I’ve lived in Eltham for more than 15 years and  have taken both my children to Monkey Music classes close by.  After spending 18 years managing the classical recording schedules of EMI and Warner Classics, I realised it was time to start nurturing some of our younger budding musicians! 

Coming to Monkey Music is a fabulous way to have fun with your baby or toddler while knowing everything they are doing, seeing and hearing will aid their development.  Music plays such an important role in the early development of a child.  Babies were born to love music after all! Our interactive classes and quality instruments engage the children in music-making in a fun and sociable environment.   They absorb so much without even realising they are learning!

As parents we naturally use music to sooth and calm our children, and research has shown that music can help with all areas of child development.  Our baby and toddler music classes contain action songs and rhymes to build language and numerical skills; playing along with hand-held instruments develops fine motor skills and co-ordination, and movement works on spatial awareness.  Our age-specific classes mean that your child is always experiencing a class appropriate for their development and enjoyment.   

Rock’n’Roll (for babies from 3 months) Babies spend quality time with their carers learning to make sounds, moving their bodies in time to the music and developing their fine motor skills and co-ordination, whilst giving both adult and child some valuable social time! Our Magic Sounds and colourful props and puppets will captivate and delight our youngest little monkeys.  And grown-ups can be confident that everything is safe for their babies to use as we make sure everything is cleaned after each use. 

Heigh-Ho (for toddlers from 12 months) By the time your little explorers reach their first birthday they will be looking for something more upbeat and fast-paced.  Learning how to respond to the music and then how to copy and practise what they hear, all the while practising their fine motor skills.  Our themed classes, interactive songs and fabulous percussion instruments are sure to grab their attention while helping to develop self-discipline and listening skills.

Jiggety-Jig (2 & 3 year olds).  By now, your little ones are likely to be more independent and want to play for themselves! We develop their sense of rhythm through dancing and singing in the class, playing with the percussion instruments and even composing for themselves.  They learn important lessons about boundaries, sharing and the social skills required for nursery or pre-school. 

Pre-school 3 & 4 year olds love our Ding-Dong classes.  Fine tuning their ears to hear and understand musical patterns, using their eyes to recognise written music and growing their knowledge by learning about instruments of the orchestra. Often children are also at nursery or pre-school and we compliment all they are experiencing there by following the Early Years Foundation stages in our progressive curriculum.

Monkey Music Eltham operates in Eltham, Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich, Welling, Shooters Hill and around New Eltham, Mottingham and Sidcup. 

Monkey would love to meet you, so book your FREE Monkey Music class today – we look forward to meeting you and your family very soon. 
 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

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Monday

Shrewsbury House, Bushmoor Crescent, Shooters Hill, London, SE18 3EG

9:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Shrewsbury House

Tuesday

Eltham Park Methodist Church, Eltham Park Methodist Church Westmount Road, London, SE9 1XX

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Eltham Park Methodist Church

Wednesday

Thursday

Under1Roof, Unit 9, The iO Centre, Skeffington Street, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, SE18 6SR

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:25am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
11:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at Under1Roof

Friday

Eltham Park Methodist Church, Eltham Park Methodist Church Westmount Road, London, SE9 1XX

9:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
12:25pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
1:15pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at Eltham Park Methodist Church

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 9th September
Half Term:
Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October
Term Ends:
Friday 13th December

Term

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

"It's the highlight of the week and the best children's activity I've done in my 5 years of being a Mum. When they're not at classes they are often doing monkey music role play games at home."

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"Kerry is very attentive to little ones and has a gentle voice, and the class is great fun. My daughter enjoys the dancing part very much. But above all, she loves to cuddle the monkey!"

Monkey Music Mum

"My 5 month old son and I love Monkey Music with Kerry. I’m really enjoying watching his developmental changes from one week to the next. Thoroughly recommend this class"

Monkey Music Mum

"Great class! Kerry is brilliant and gets the kids engaged with the class. My daughter looks forward to going each week"

Monkey Music Mum

"Absolutely loved the class in Eltham yesterday!! Personal approach to every child and very entertaining class overall. Looking forward to the next one! Thanks Kerry"

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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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My son has been attending monkey music for just under a year and he truly loves the class. He loves it so much we asked his teacher to provide a monkey music 1st birthday and I can't express how happy we were"

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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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Kerry Hill

Hello from Monkey Music!  With more than 20 years' experience in the music industry, I can't wait to meet you and your child to show you how much fun music can be when you're a baby or toddler!

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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