Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Guildford, Ewhurst & Farnham

Rebecca Ivey-Scott 01483 821932
Welcome to our classes

Hi, My name is Becca, I am a professional opera singer and have been running Monkey Music Guildford for 5 years. I have always believed in the importance of music in children's lives. Monkey Music has spent 25 years creating a fun, welcoming place for you and your little one. We promise you a quality musical experience that will give you lasting memories.

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I have lived in Guildford for 7 years, moving from London after having my daughter. Music has always played a huge part in my life. I was born in South Wales, which has a huge musical heritage. I started singing in a church choir at the age of 6. I studied voice and piano at Birmingham Conservatoire and then moved to London to carry on with my postgraduate opera studies. I had a wonderful career working with various opera companies, seeing the world while singing, and having an amazing musical adventure. I am kept busy these bringing up my two wonderful children Isabella and Barnaby, running Monkey Music in Guildford, Godalming, Farnham and Bramley. Squeezing in concerts where I can.

I first discovered Monkey Music in London, where my fellow musician friends told me it was the class to take Isabella. ‘ A proper class, run for musicians, by musicians’ We fell in love with Monkey, I was so excited to find a class that wove together music making, child development and social interaction, in a fun environment. I thoroughly enjoyed taking my own children to Monkey Music who went through the whole curricula from 3 months to school age. I’m convinced it has meant they have a strong grounding musically and educationally from it. I was excited to take over classes in the Guildford area. It is a privilege and joy to watch and aid children develop. I have shared many firsts with my grown ups and their little ones in class. First steps, first words. Learning to develop concentration skills, social and physical skills. Gaining confidence in a caring, nurturing and most importantly, fun environment. Monkey Music is fantastic as our children grow musically and developmentally without realising we are actually stretching them, and forging new neural pathways.

Choosing a class for your baby or child is an important decision. At Monkey Music, we take your child on a developmental journey from the age of 12 weeks to 4 years and have lots of fun along the way. The heart of our classes is the music and sharing our love of quality music making. We can’t wait to share this with you and your child! Classes are taught by our much loved, expertly trained, fun, passionate and hugely inspiring teachers. All vocals are live and a pleasure to listen to for child and grown up.

The Monkey Music curriculum has over 500 original songs purpose written to aid your child’s stage of development. Each week we include a blend of Monkey Music songs, and well known children’s classics. We use actions, real instruments (not toys) and colourful items and props to focus on three main areas of your child’s development – their Social, Language and Physical skills. 

Did you know that the ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb, enabling babies to take comfort in  their mother’s voice and heart beat. Once born, babies are captivated by the sounds around them, tracking sounds with their ears and eyes. Babies love feeling the rhythm and creating their own sounds with our hand held instruments. These also help co-ordination and understanding cause and effect. Studies have proven that babies exposed to music classes at an early age go on to do better in English, Math and Languages - as understanding and predicting rhythms and patterns are the key to future learning! Our Rock’n’Roll classes have been developed specifically for babies from 12 weeks. During the first magical year, we focus on introducing new sounds with gentle songs, rhythms and sensory experiences encouraging lots of carer and baby interaction.

Once children are up on their feet they progress to one of our Heigh-Ho classes for toddlers from 12 months. These classes are purposely fast paced, interactive and visually stimulating. we focus on developing both language and listening skills. Our fun songs link actions to words, which help with their early words and language. Unusual sounds, rhymes and stories through song help develop listening skills and the children are encouraged to respond to the music they hear. By playing our quality instruments children develop both fine and gross motor skills and start to learn and recognize musical pitch (high and low), dynamics (loud and quiet), rests (Shhh) and tempo (fast and slow).Musicality and spatial awareness are explored with our movement sections. The whole class is 30 minutes of fast paced fun and learning.

In Jiggety-Jig, our classes for 2 and 3 year olds, the little ones really add to their musical foundation with lots of singing. We encourage them to find their independence and confidence and look, listen and respond to the teacher’s instruction – all key skills for when they start pre-school or nursery. We encourage sharing with their peers and turn taking - brilliant for developing social skills and interaction and encourage refined listening and responding, whilst continuing our work on fine and gross motor skills.
Ding-Dong classes for children aged 3 and 4 years, are the culmination of the progressive Monkey Music curriculum. A real introduction to music and the skills needed to start school. The children learn by sight and sound the instruments of a symphony orchestra, by family. They start to learn rhythm notation they begin to recognize crotchets, quavers and rests and can play what they see - an essential skill for reading music and learning an instrument, we encourage the children to work independently from their grown-ups. Asking questions for themselves gives the children a real feeling of confidence and ability.

Monkey Music enhances social, emotional, intellectual, motor, language skills, as well as teaching a lifelong love of music. Everyone is encouraged to reach their full potential in well managed class sizes.

We offer a complimentary class so that you can come and find out just why Monkey Music has been loved by so many for the last 25 years.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Bramley - Community Library, High Street, Bramley,, Bramley, Surrey, GU5 0HG

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:20am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Bramley - Community Library

Tuesday

Godalming Masonic Hall, Godalming Masonic Hall, Ockford Rd, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RQ

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:55am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Godalming Masonic Hall

Wednesday

Green Ark Community Hall, Green Ark Comunity Hall, Lido Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1HB

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Green Ark Community Hall

Thursday

Godalming Masonic Hall, Godalming Masonic Hall, Ockford Rd, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RQ

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Godalming Masonic Hall

Friday

Farnham Leisure Centre, Farnham Leisure Centre, Dogflud Way,, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7UD

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:20am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Farnham Leisure Centre

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 10th September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Sunday 28th October
Term Ends:
Friday 14th December

Term

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

"Yeah! Monkey Music with monkey lady. It’s my favourite and best"

Monkey Music Toddler

"Simply the best baby class we go to. Becca has an amazing voice and keeps both of my boys captivated for the whole session with lively songs and music play. We have been going since the boys were 11 weeks old

Monkey Music Mum

"I just wanted to say thank you - Oliver and I have really enjoyed your classes - you are a fab teacher and I am so pleased you decided to take on Monkey Music in Guildford and Godalming"

Monkey Music Mum

"I am very pleased to say that Becca is an amazing teacher, her voice is captivating and all three of us get a huge amount from the classes. It is one of our magical days coming to Monkey Music"

Monkey Music Mum

"The boys love going as much as I love watching them enjoying the class whilst they learn the songs and moves as their confidence grows"

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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We booked Becca for a 1st birthday. She did lots of fun activities and all the children had a great time! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Becca She is so engaging and fun, children seem totally drawn to her.

Sam - 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.

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The Monkey Team

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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