Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Exeter

Daniele Coombe 0845 0178766
Welcome to our classes

I'm Daniele Coombe and am thrilled to offer Monkey Music classes in Exeter and surround. I'm a successful West End Musical Theatre actress and Mum of two. I guarantee you a warm welcome. As well as having an amazing time you'll be nurturing your little one's natural musicality and learning about the benefits of music for children.

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Originally from Devon I left to study Drama and Musical Theatre in London and after graduating went straight into a West End show. I then spent 20 years successfully treading the boards in London in shows such as 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' starring alongside Jason Donovan, 'The Sound of Music' (London Palladium), Acorn Antiques (with Victoria Wood and Julie Walters), My Fair Lady (with Dennis Waterman and Jonathon Price), Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! (with Robert Lindsay) and Sunset Boulevard (alongside John Barrowman).

During my career I had my Son and whilst looking for a quality music class for him was introduced to Monkey Music!

Being musical myself I wanted to expose him to music from an early age. We tried our first class and never looked back. He absolutely adored it and I was amazed at the results. the classes really seemed to nurture his natural musicality. He loved the singing, musical activities and instruments. I was so impressed by the quality of the classes that I became a teacher myself teaching in Chelsea and Westminster alongside my acting career. I always knew I wanted to return home to bring up my children. Much as I've loved every minute on stage in the West End, my heart's in the South West!

So we made the decision to relocate with our now, two children, back to Devon and bring Monkey Music with us! This was over 10 years ago now and Monkey Music is now a firm favourite amongst local families. We teach over 200 children a week.

I feel my theatrical background really helps me 'perform' my classes and the children are so entertained they don't realise how clever they are being!

Monkey Music really is a quality pre-school, educational class and, as such, has won awards. We have an enviable reputation for quality and fun.

I obviously couldn't do this on my own and am lucky to have two wonderful ladies helping me!

Jo Cox is my amazing administrator and you may well receive messages from either me or her.  She looks after the office side of things and is kind, understanding and efficient. Any queries you have she will sort out! Mummy of two lovely girls, a lovely friend and neighbour of mine I am lucky to have her on board my Monkey ship.

Sonja Lincoln has been my amazing teacher for over 9 years! Her full biography is below and worth a little read.

So now you know as much as you can about Monkey Music I would be delighted to welcome you at a complimentary class!

We are so luck here in Devon. Our venues are of the highest quality and most have something else to do before or after meaning a whole morning or afternoon of fun with your pre-schooler. We also visit nurseries, and hold holiday workshops and parties!

If you would like to come along simply have a look at the timetable and book your complimentary class directly from the website. Alternatively drop us a line or give us a buzz and we will pop you on our list. This will give you the opportunity to join in the fun for free and see for yourself what all the Devon Monkeys are making a fuss about!

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

BOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!

Monday

The Barnfield Theatre, The Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN

10:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
12:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at The Barnfield Theatre

Tuesday

Ocean Exmouth, Ocean Soft Play, The Esplanade, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2AZ

10:00am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
12:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Ocean Exmouth

The Barnfield Theatre, The Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
11:35am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at The Barnfield Theatre

Wednesday

The Barnfield Theatre, The Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN

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

Thursday

Exminster Methodist Church, Exminster Methodist Church Hall, Main Road, Exminster, Devon, EX6 8BT

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:35am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Exminster Methodist Church

Friday

Bear Feet Exeter, Bear Feet Play Centre, 1 Ashton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8LN

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at Bear Feet Exeter

Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2019

Term Starts:
Tuesday 8th January
Half Term:
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Term Ends:
Monday 8th April

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 29th April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Sunday 21st July

"We love MM so much! My baby girl absolutely loves it and so much so we had Daniele at her 1st birthday party! It was amazing and everyone talked about it! Daniele is amazing, engaging and just lovely! Thanks!"

Monkey Music Mum

"Absolutely love monkey music, my daughter has grown in confidence and I see her progress from week to week. It is a fantastic class covering all development and we think Daniele is awesome"

Monkey Music Mum

"I would recommend the class to any mum looking for a good active class for their child, Daniele is great and really engages the children's attention. The only regret I have is not starting my daughter sooner"

Monkey Music Mum

"My daughter is on her final term of MM before she starts school. She has been doing it since she was nine months old so can't imagine life without it! "

Monkey Music Parent

"My daughter loves Monkey Music so much, her little face lights up whenever I sing any of the songs to her. Best thing we ever signed up too!"

Monkey Music Mum

"Iris has been going to Monkey Music since she was 4 months old. I'm sure this is why her speech is so good for an almost 2 year old. If you are thinking about it, don't hesitate, sign up now!"

Monkey Music Mum

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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"Wow Daniele! Thank you for making our little Monkey's first birthday so special. A first party is precious and Monkey Music was perfect. Each baby was enthralled and the older children had great fun too."

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.

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"Monkey Music is special and children of all ages enjoyed these sessions. Daniele is a true professional and engages the children instantly. We cannot recommend these sessions enough"

Monkey Music Nursery Head

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The Monkey Team

Daniele Coombe

I'm a West End Musical Theatre actress and mum of two and have been teaching for over 15 years! I've a very theatrical teaching style and we have a fabulous time! I also love nurturing your child's natural musicality and teaching the developmental benefits of music for children.

Sonja Lincoln

Sonja has been with Monkey Music for 9 years. A successful singer/performer and dance teacher across the West Country combined with her infectious personality and experience makes Sonja an ideal Monkey Music teacher. Her classes are of the highest standard and the children love her, lucky Monkeys!

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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Posted 28/02/19

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Posted 14/02/19

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