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Welcome to Monkey Music Ely and Cambridge!

Catherine Clough 01353 861518
Welcome to our classes

Whilst working as a Primary School Teacher I had the privilege of teaching some children who had attended Monkey Music.  I was amazed at their confidence, listening skills and musical knowledge.  I observed some classes and was inspired to open a Franchise.  Monkey Music is the perfect way to combine my love of music and teaching. 

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As a qualified Primary School Teacher specialising in teaching The Early Years and Key Stage One I have always been passionate about planning fun, practical and inspiring lessons and teaching in a way that entertains and captures the attention of very young children.  Monkey Music provides a progressive, educational and fun four stage curricula with classes which are individually designed for each age group.  The classes start with our youngest Babies at 3 months and progress through to our oldest Pre-School Children at 4 years.  By attending Monkey Music classes our Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School Children gain a sound musical knowledge as we cover such areas as musical sequences, pitch, tempo, rhythm, melody and written notation.  As well as developing important musical skills our Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School Children are meeting and interacting with new friends so they are developing socially too.  At Monkey Music weekly classes we sing original and traditional songs which aid language development and the musical activities that we offer encourage an active use of the imagination.  By playing hand help percussion instruments and moving in such ways as walking, marching and jumping in response to music our Babies, Toddlers and Pre-School Children are developing their fine and gross motor physical skills too.  Each weekly Monkey Music class offers 30 minutes where an adult and their Baby or Chikd can bond and learn together in a nurturing, exciting, fun and stimulating environment.  This special time plays an important part in the future emotional and intellectual development of each Baby, Toddler and Pre-School Child.  I truly believe that Monkey Music understands how young children learn best and really hope that you are able to try it for yourselves soon.  Monkey Music Ely & Cambridge currently run weekly classes at venues in Ely and Histon.  During a Rock'n'Roll class we encorage our Babies to track musical sounds, reach out for, grasp and play our specially chosen percussion instruments which are perfect for tiny hands.  At Heigh-Ho our energetic and excitable Toddlers love to be up on their feet and exploring the space around them.  We use percussion instruments, the drum and beater is a favourite, as we try and kep the musical beat.  At Jiggety-Jig we enjoy using hoops and the parachute alongside our percussion instruments and we really encourage the Children to share and work together as a team.  Our Ding-Dong Children are getting ready for school and I never fail to be amazed at how clever they are.  They listen to and learn facts about the different families of the orchestra, confidently sing solos, play rhythms of crotchets, quavers and rests on percussion instruments and more.  Book your first FREE class today to experience the magic of Monkey Music.  As well as weekly Monkey Music classes Monkey Music Ely & Cambridge also offer Monkey Music Birthday Parties and run Holiday Workshops 3 times a year at Christmas, Easter and during the Summer.  Please do get in touch to find out more.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9LQ

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Thursday

The Paradise Centre, Newnham Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4PQ

9:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds

Friday

Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 16th April
Half Term:
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June
Term Ends:
Friday 20th July

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 3rd September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October
Term Ends:
Friday 7th December

"Thank you for inspiring my daughter to love music! Thanks to your classes we have fun memories to cherish and friends for life. Your group is fun for the grown ups too"

'Monkey Music Mum'

"Thanks for a very enjoyable first Monkey Music class today. You were engaging with great singing, songs and actions. My daughter loved it and we would like to sign up"

'Monkey Music Parent'

"Monkey Music is fantastic and it has been such a special part of our lives since my son was tiny. Although we have a long journey to class Monkey Music is well worth it"

'Monkey Music Customer'

"I remember my son's first ever class and the joy when he sat in silence with his mouth open at the sound of a rainmaker. Thank you for introducing him to rhythm, music and dance at such a young age"

'Monkey Music Mum'

"My daughter loves the classes and we listen to the CDs every single day which is why I know most of the words. We all love singing along with Monkey in the car. Monkey Music is for the whole Family"

'Monkey Music Parent'

"My son has had such a wonderful time at Monkey Music. I daren't tell him that we are unable to attend anymore. I will always recommend your classes over any other activity that we have attended"

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Celebrate with Monkey!

Celebrate with monkey and his other little monkey friends who join him singing, dancing, and playing musical party games. Monkey’s parties are great fun for children and babies of all ages. Each party is individually tailored to suit each separate occasion and always includes the birthday child’s favourite Monkey Music songs.

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"It was very special for my son to share his love of Monkey Music with his friends. A number of the parents commented on how much fun the children had playing the instruments and singing along. Thank you"

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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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"We have loved our weekly classes and are sad not to attend anymore. My daugter is so excited that we can still attend the Holiday Workshops. It will be great to sing and play music with Monkey again"

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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!

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"Thank you so much! Everyone loves your sessions. Children, Parents and us. Brilliant"

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The Monkey Team

Catherine Clough

I'm Catherine and I teach weekly Monkey Music classes in Ely and Histon. We sing songs, say rhymes, use percussion instruments and props and of course have fun with Monkey and Mo.  Monkey Music is the perfect way to combine my love of music and teaching. I hope to meet you soon.

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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