At Monkey Music, we understand the importance of music and we're passionate about introducing music to babies, children...
Welcome to Monkey Music Hampstead!Alex and Eloise Trippier 020 8438 0189 [email protected] View our local page
We are a husband and wife team who have been running local Monkey Music classes since 2010. Eloise runs the office and previously worked for 15 years in television production & distribution. Alex has a background as a teacher and actor in theatre and television. We work with a talented team of professional singers, musicians and actors.Read more...
We started attending Monkey Music in 2008 with our first baby and we were inspired by the structured lessons plans, the wide range of classroom resources and the developmental aims of the songs and activities. Having tried almost all the classes we soon decided that Monkey Music was our favourite baby music class and all three of our children have been to all the classes of all the levels. As a result, the house is rarely without someone practising an instrument!
In 2012 Alex won "Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5's - South" in the What's on 4 Little ones Awards & he heads up our talented team of teachers and is responsible for their ongoing training. they work together on their interpretation of the curricumlum to bring fresh, exciting and stimulating lesson plans to class every week. All of our teachers love running their classes and are passionate about introducing music into the lives of babies, toddlers and children in a way that makes listening, playing and dancing to music an exciting event that the children want to enjoy when they’re at home as well as in class. Music is an important first line of communication between adults and children and we enjoy introducing you and your children to fun new ways of playing and learning together. Many of the activities that we introduce in class can be enjoyed at home too and we will often send you home with ideas for new games and activities. We pride ourselves on providing a music class that toddlers and babies will thrive in.
The progressive nature of the curriculum means that families often stay with us for several years. We meet our little monkeys as babies in Rock’n’Roll when they are just starting to explore new sights and sounds, beginning to track objects and instruments, responding to exciting new sounds and learning about object permanence. We then often then have the privilege of mentoring their musical development right up until our Ding-Dong level for 3 and 4 year-olds, where they start to be able to recognise the different sections of the orchestra and start learning the basics of notation. It is very difficult to say goodbye at the last class, but we are lucky enough to see our little monkeys again for holiday workshops or when they come back to say hello with their younger siblings.
Monkey Music offers action-packed 30-minute weekly music classes for babies and toddlers in Hampstead, Primrose Hill, Belsize Park and the surrounding area. Monkey Music classes are fun, interactive, stimulating and support your child’s development. Each of the four levels of Monkey Music is designed around the interests and capabilities of the children’s specific age groups. Classes combine traditional nursery rhymes and original Monkey Music songs. We use a wide variety of colourful props and musical teaching resources to create a lovely environment for fun and learning.
We have music groups in Primrose Hill (NW1), Hampstead Village (NW3), South End Green at Keats House Library (NW3), Willesden Green (NW2), Queen’s Park (NW6), West Hampstead (NW6), Belsize Park & Swiss Cottage (NW3). We look forward to meeting you, and your little monkeys very soon!Read more...
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
Queen's Park, St Anne's & St Andrew's Church 125 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6RG
Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill Community 29 Hopkinson Place, London, NW1 8TN
Belsize Park, St Mary's Church (Door code 1945) Elsworthy Road, (Entrance on Primrose Hill Road), London, NW3 3DJ
Willesden Green, The Queensbury 110 Walm Lane, (Opposite Willesden Green Tube Station), London, NW2 4RS
Keats House, Keats House Library 10 Keats Grove,, London, NW3 2RR
West Hampstead, Lyncroft Gardens, London, NW6 1JU
Hampstead Village, Hampstead Quaker Friends Meeting House 120 Heath Street Hampstead, London, NW3 1DR
Huggle Swiss Cottage, 8-10 Winchester Road, London, NW3 3NT
Monkey Term Dates
Spring Term 2018
Friday 5th January
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February
Thursday 29th March
Summer Term 2018
Monday 16th April
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June
Monday 30th July
"I’ve attended one full year of ding-dong classes with my son. The sessions were the highlights of our weeks. It’s such a privilege for a mum to be on the musical journey together with my 3-year-old"
"My 4 month old LOVES this class. The teacher is really engaging and it's great for her development. Also it's really clean! Have met lovely other mums there"
"WOW! What a brilliant class. So well designed to really teach the children about music and rhythm. Couldn't ask for more in a pre-school activity"
"If I had to choose to sign up for just one kids class/activity a week it would be Monkey Music.The set up is incredibly well run, an invaluable source of stimulation & entertainment for children"
"The teachers are properly trained, communication is excellent, & the venues are in well thought out spaces. Hands down the best value for money I spent for both my kids in a class"
"Have been to a few different classes (Huggle, Primrose Hill & Keats House) all really good, friendly professional teachers, fun music & exciting props. My little one has really enjoyed, something different"
Celebrate with Monkey!
Celebrate with monkey and his other little monkey friends who join him singing, dancing, and playing musical party games. Monkey’s parties are great fun for children and babies of all ages. Each party is individually tailored to suit each separate occasion and always includes the birthday child’s favourite Monkey Music songs.Send a Party Enquiry
"Well done to your teacher - all the kids up to age 2 were gathered round him and loved it all. He had a magic bag of tricks that managed to entertain them fully for the hour. I found him polite & friendly."
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!
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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.
The Monkey Team
I've been teaching Monkey Music since 2010 and have three children of my own. I have a background in performance and education. I am passionate about my classes and am convinced that Monkey Music is the best way to encourage your children to have a fun and exciting relationship with music.
I am trained professionally in all aspects of musical theatre. I really enjoy teaching Monkey Music and seeing the children's progress each week. I really believe that Monkey Music is a great way for children to start learning about music and about being in a classroom environment.
Lara de Belder
As a singer and actress I have a passion for lots of different musical styles, and I love to combine performance into my classes and make learning fun. My experience as a teacher and choral director also inspires a sense of structure and community within lessons.
I am a trained actor and I belong to a rpofessional acting troop. I joined the team in 2015 and have had the privilege of teaching over 200 hundred children every week since then. It is a deeply rewarding experience to watch children flourish over the years.
I am a trained actor/singer with a Master's Degree in Music Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I have more than 18 years (and counting) of teaching experience.I absolutely love going on adventures with Monkey and his friends in Monkey Music, come and join the fun!