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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Ely and CambridgeKatherine Watmough 01462 626735 [email protected]
We are so excited to have brought Monkey Music back to some amazing venues in Cambridge and Ely. Your safety is of course paramount to us and we want to re-assure you that although things may look and feel a little different in class, there will still be lots of fun and learning, making magical music together with your friends!Read more...
Hello, I'm Katherine and I am delighted to be offering Monkey Music's multi-award-winning music classes in Ely and Cambridge. As a professional violinist with the BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, and also a mother of two boys, I am passionate about how music stimulates and helps develop babies and children.
The ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb and at 5 months, an unborn baby will be able to hear the world around him. Unborn babies take great comfort in their parent's voices and they will remember music and songs, that they have heard in the womb for up to 12 months after they have been born.
At Monkey Music, our babies from a very young age are developing their musical ear. In class, with singing and and action songs, they learn to de-code language, interact with each other and expand on their numerical skills.
Classes are deliberately 30 minutes in length. A lot of research suggests that any time longer than 30 minutes can be overwhelming for the babies and toddlers and they will lose focus and concentration. We ensure that this 30 minutes is jam-packed with songs, music-making and sensory activities so that your child will remain focused and enjoy every element of the class.
At Monkey Music, babies and young children are divided into 4 age-specific classes from 3 months all the way up to 4 years old, supporting each stage of learning and development as a little musician as they travel through the innovative and unique Monkey Music curricula. This has been carefully written by professional musicians within the Early Years Foundation Stages framework. Book today and share precious time with your little one - your first class is FREE!
The 4 Progressive classes...Babies start off in the Rock'n'Roll class when they are starting to explore new sounds and sights and begin to track objects and respond to exciting new sounds. This class is specifically designed to stimulate all their senses using exciting colourful props, age-appropriate instruments, and fun, entertaining songs. We focus on bonding and building confidence whilst carers interact with their baby enjoying the fascinating sounds and sensory moments. These classes are perfect for sharing that special precious time together and meeting other babies and carers locally.
Heigh-Ho, from 12 months encourages our toddlers to be up on their feet, exploring and interacting with the catchy songs and rhymes. These songs are tailored to develop co-ordination, spatial awareness and for your child to enjoy feeling the pulse of the music. We focus on listening skills and language development and make lots of exciting sounds together.
Jiggety-Jig, for 2+3 year olds, is the class in which toddlers really do get to know one another. We encourage your little monkey's creative and independent processes including singing, dancing, playing instruments and composing their own songs. This really is a fun-filled musical experience for everyone, alongside building their self-confidence, social perception, and co-ordination. Children will learn important musical skills such as rhythm and pitch and will practice this together within the group.
The final stage of the amazing Monkey Music journey is Ding-Dong, for 3+4 year olds. Our children are now ready to learn and read music! they will start to recognize the different sections of the orchestra as well as learning the basics of notation. By the time your child enters primary school, they will have gained so much musical knowledge as well as important communication and life skills. Monkey Music lays the perfect grounding for them to progress to learn a musical instrument and enjoy a wonderful musical future.
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 Baldock, Hitchin and Welwyn Monkey Music family!
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
The Lighthouse, 13 Lyn Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EG
Histon Baptist Church, 9 Poplar Road, Histon, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9LN
The Paradise Centre, Newnham Street, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4PY
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3UZ
Littleport Village Hall, Victoria Street, Littleport, Ely, Cabridgeshire, CB6 1LX
Monkey Term Dates
Autumn Term 2020
Wednesday 14th October
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Friday 18th December
Thursday 1st January
Thursday 1st January
"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"
"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 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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
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
"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"
Holiday fun for all with our Holiday Workshops!
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!
No Monkey Workshops currently on our system, check back soon.
"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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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.
"Thank you so much! Everyone loves your sessions. Children, Parents and us. Brilliant"
The Monkey Team
I'm Geraldine and I teach weekly Monkey Music classes in Hitchin, and Cambridge. I am a professional singer and experienced early years teacher. Monkey Music is the perfect way to combine my love of music and teaching. I hope to meet you soon.
I am Laura and I am a trained singer and music therapist, holding a Master's in Music therapy. I adore sharing my passion of music with young children and love how music helps support their natural development. I can't wait to see you at class!
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