Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Farnborough, Crookham & Yateley

Sue Emmett 01252 501910
Welcome to our classes

Music was my main subject at teacher training college. In Monkey Music I recognised the huge learning opportunities it gave through the fun, age related curricula perfectly matched to teach young children skills for life in listening, interacting, sharing, watching and socialising as well as developing and nurturing their musical ability.

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Hello! My name is Sue and I own the Monkey Music Fleet franchise. I am a primary school teacher and taught for twenty five years as a classroom teacher, also running choirs, orchestras, recorder and guitar groups, before moving to Fleet in 2003. I wanted a career change after doing some supply teaching and Nursery School teaching, and then I came across Monkey Music and I taught briefly as a Monkey Music teacher for the previous owner; I very quickly realised that Monkey Music was the perfect solution for me! It incorporated both my musical and my teaching skills in a safe and skills based environment. I jumped at the chance to buy the franchise when it went up for sale, and nearly ten years later I haven't looked back! The Monkey Music brand means that wherever you go throughout the country you will know exactly what to expect in your local Monkey Music class. All our Monkey Music teachers go through a rigorous training program before taking on their own classes. Each teacher is carefully chosen for their natural ability to communicate with and entertain young children and their carers, gently encouraging social and musical skills within a fun, stimulating and friendly environment. There is also on-going training for the teachers so everyone is maintaining the same high standard and learning fresh and new ideas when delivering the Monkey Music curricula. The four Monkey Music curricula are very cleverly written. The babies in Rock'n'Roll enjoy listening to beautiful sounds and making their own sounds with our baby-friendly percussion instruments. The toddlers in our Heigh-Ho classes are able to move and dance freely around the room expressing the music they hear with their whole bodies, they develop their musical skills and fine motor skills by using hand held percussion instruments. Older toddlers in our Jiggety-Jig classes love pretending and telling simple stories, they love using our bigger props like the parachute for sharing and making friends, they are starting to create and perform their own special music. The children in the Ding-Dong classes are ready to start to read music, they learn about instruments from the orchestra and their different sounds. By committing to and attending regular weekly classes the children become confident with the structure of the classes and can develop their skills week by week. The benefits of exposing young children to music are huge! It aids the development of speech; singing a simple song teaches your child how language is constructed. Music helps children to learn maths. Music enhances social skills. Music enhances your young child's intellectual development. Music encourages self-expression and self-confidence. At Monkey Music all these skills are developed through a carefully written and honed curricula delivered by a fantastic team of talented teachers! Read more details about our super team of teachers here at Monkey Music Fleet.    

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Victoria Hall Charity, Edward Hall, Victoria Hall, West Green Road,, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8RE

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Victoria Hall Charity, Edward Hall

Tuesday

The Church on the Heath, Tues, The Key Elvetham Heath, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 1HA

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at The Church on the Heath, Tues

Crookham War Memorial Hall, Crookham War Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Hampshire, GU52 8LD

10:00am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at Crookham War Memorial Hall

Wednesday

St Swithuns Centre, Yateley, Firgrove Road,, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6NH

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St Swithuns Centre, Yateley

Thursday

The Church on the Heath, Thurs, The Key, Elvetham Heath, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 1HA

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at The Church on the Heath, Thurs

Friday

St Peter's Church, 60 Church Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7AP

9:45am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:55am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St Peter's Church

Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 7th January
Half Term:
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Term Ends:
Friday 5th April

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 29th April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Friday 19th July

"My son loves the classes for toddlers. His favourite part is being able to move around and dance not just sit down. He loves all the instruments"

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"Brilliant classes that have delighted and stimulated my little boy from when he was just a few months old. Classes grow with the children and are wonderfully fun and engaging, hands-on introduction to music"

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"My little boy Jamie is loving Monkey Music as did my older girls when they were little. A lovely way for babies to be introduced to music. Jamie started clapping last night after going to Monkey Music"

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"My boys came to Monkey Music Fleet from 3 months until they started school and loved it. My youngest who has recently started school still asks if we can go back!"

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"My daughter and I have been going to Monkey Music for almost 2 years since she was 9 months old. We both love it, the music is great and the classes are well thought out"

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"My son has been going to Monkey Music for over a year. He loves playing with different instruments and joining in with actions. The teachers are really enthusiastic and encouraging"

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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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"Please can you pass on our sincere thanks to Michelle for a super afternoon on Saturday. Everyone loved the Monkey Music party (young and old!) and not least Bertie who thought that is was magical."

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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.

Book your Workshop here!

"Thank you for a great Christmas workshop yesterday, John and I liked throwing snowballs at the snowman best!"

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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"Daisy and I loved the music today, we can't wait for our class next week!"

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The Monkey Team

Sue Emmett

I've been teaching Monkey Music classes for over ten years now and I love it! The four age related curricula are brilliantly written and sharing all the wonderful songs and activities in our classes is so rewarding. I love to watch the children thriving and developing their skills.

Kristi Hibbard Jenkins

I have been teaching Monkey Music since 2004 after attending with my baby daughter. A keen amateur violinist I was able to identify the strong musical core and the foundation skills being laid. I love sharing our range of age development appropriate songs and activities with the little ones.

Michelle Newell

I was a professional dancer specialising in modern dance before training to teach early years. As a Monkey Music teacher I am now able to combine both careers. My love of singing also makes it a perfect career choice. Watching the children grow in confidence and express themselves is so rewarding.

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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