Angie Coates, Monkey Music's founder and CEO, discusses the value of music for baby and toddler development....
Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Guildford, Godalming, BramleyRebecca Ivey-Scott 01483 821932 [email protected]
Face-to-face Monkey Music classes in Guildford, Godalming, Bramley & Shalford have been suspended for the time being, due to the Covid 19 directive by the government. But, we are delighted we will be offering our wonderful classes online instead! Bring the joy of your Monkey Music class direct into your home. . For now, take care, Becca xxRead more...
I have lived in Guildford for 9 years, and have 2 children. Music has always played a huge part in my life. 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. ‘ 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.
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.Read more...
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Monday 20th April
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Friday 10th July
Thursday 1st January
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"Yeah! Monkey Music with monkey lady. It’s my favourite and best"
"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
"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"
"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"
"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"
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.
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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
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.
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!
Becca's 'SPACE' workshops was amazing. So original Elliot had the best time.
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