Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Guildford, Godalming, Bramley

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How exciting!. Face to face classes have returned.With captivating and stimulating activities. Your wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us, so sessions will be limited in size so that they feel even safer and more personal than before. .Our live-streamed sessions and online recorded classes also continue to support families who are not able to return,

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Hi, I am Becca I live in Guildford, and have 2 children. Music is my passion and career. I have a degree in music specializing in voice and piano, which lead to a  wonderful career working with various opera companies, seeing the world while singing, and having  amazing musical adventures. I am kept busy, 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. ‘ 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. Monkey Music takes 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.

Book today and  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

Shalford Village Hall, Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8JU

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Tuesday

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

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:50pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Wednesday

St John's Stoke, Stirling Centre, St John's Stoke Church, Lido Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1HB

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Thursday

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

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Friday

Shalford Village Hall, Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8JU

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 14th September
Half Term:
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Term Ends:
Friday 11th December

Spring Term 2021

Term Starts:
Monday 4th January
Half Term:
Monday 15th February - Friday 19th February
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st April

"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

I am a full time nanny and therefore have attended many classes over the years. I have to say this is one of the best ever. Becca is amazing and has a way of keeping the class flowing, fun and engaging.

Monkey Music nanny

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 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.

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Becca's 'SPACE' workshops was amazing. So original Elliot had the best time.

Monkey Music Events!

Join us at one of our Monkey Music 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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The Monkey Team

As of 15 October 2020, how does the new 3 Tier alert level affect Monkey Music classes? Currently, all Monkey Music classes at Covid-secure venues across the UK remain open to adult carers who bring children who live in the same household or who are in the same bubble. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Please contact your local classes if you have specific questions about Monkey Music classes in your area
What is your Health and Safety plan around Covid-19? Please see our Monkey Music Covid-19 Health and Safety plan here which details the measures we are putting in place to keep everyone safe at Monkey Music.
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 ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups join in the fun too!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
What if I miss my usual class? During our transition back to classes due to Covid-19, should you miss a class, or your teacher is unable to teach, you will receive a link to a special Monkey Music class to join in at home. You may enjoy this class as many times as you would like to over the week! Please speak to your teacher for more details.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is made available by the teacher, however, should you prefer not to use the Monkey Music instruments provided at class (these will have been freshly santised for each customer prior to use), you may bring your own Monkey Music approved instruments purchased from our online shop or identical items bought elsewhere. You may also bring along your own small blanket for your child to sit on.
Can I bring a newborn baby too? Babes in arms accompanying older siblings are welcome in our classes free of charge, please speak to your local classes for more information.
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.
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
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! However, current Government Guidelines don't allow for sing-along activities so for the time being our classes are directed and sung by the teacher only. Customers may enjoy our songs at home by purchasing our class specific download albums or books - all available from our online shop.
Can I bring an adult friend/relative to class? Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that only one adult accompanies the child/children to Monkey Music classes.
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 and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
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.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of our online Monkey Music Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt, beautiful sticker pack and milestone card 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.
How do I cancel my class booking? You can cancel your booking at any time within 15 calendar days from your booking confirmation date if you have not had face to face contact with your franchisee when making that booking. To exercise your right you must inform your franchisee in writing of your decision to cancel within the cancellation period. Notice can be provided by emailing the email address or writing to the address provided to you in the booking confirmation email, including your name, home address, details of your booking and, where available, your phone number and email address or you can print off and post or email to the email or postal address shown in the booking confirmation email a completed model cancellation form, a copy of which is available from your franchisee. In addition to the above you can end your enrolment for terms of regular classes with Monkey Music on giving at least one month’s prior written notice to be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due. For those paying termly: If you have opted to pay for classes termly this means that notice must be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month the next term is due to start. If you seek to terminate the contract before this date your franchisee will try to fill the place(s) you have booked with other customers but if your franchisee is unable to do so then you may not be entitled to a refund. For those paying monthly. If you have chosen to pay monthly then notice must be received by the first day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due. Provided your notice to terminate has been received by your franchisee by the 1st of the month before the next payment is due then the contract will end and you will not be required to pay the next payment.
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please click here.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun on the main website.
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
How many children are in a class? During our transition to classes due to Covid-19, places are limited and will vary from venue to venue. Our maximum capacity is 15 children per class.
Do I have to pay in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and you may choose to pay for our regular weekly classes either monthly or termly. Monthly payments will be due on the 1st of a month for classes booked in that month. Customers joining midway through a month will be charged for the remainder of classes in that month. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for classes in the first month of booking. Termly payments will be due on the 1st of the month that each term commences. Customers joining midway through a term will be charged on booking for the remainder of classes in that term. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for the term on the day of booking. You will be notified by email ahead of each payment taken and also when payment has been taken.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
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.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
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.
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.
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
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.

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