Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Hampstead & Belsize Park, NW3, Primrose Hill, NW1, Queen's Park, West Hampstead & Swiss Cottage, NW6 & Willesden Green, NW2

Alex and Eloise Trippier 020 8438 0189
Welcome to our classes

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.


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, West Hampstead, Queen's Park, Willesden Green, Swiss Cottage 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 baby and toddler activities 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!



Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you



Queen's Park, St Anne's & St Andrew's Church, 125 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6RG

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Queen's Park


Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinsons Place, Fitzroy Road, London, NW1 8TN

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Primrose Hill Community Centre

Willesden Green, Busy Rascals at The Queensbury, 110 Walm Lane,(Opposite Willesden Green Tube Station), London, NW2 4RS

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Willesden Green


St Mary's Church, Elsworthy Road, Corner of Primrose Hill Road, London, NW3 3DJ

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at St Mary's Church

Keats House Library, 10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Keats House Library

West Hampstead, Emmanuel Church, 1 Lyncroft Gardens, London, NW6 1JU

Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at West Hampstead


Quaker Friends Meeting House, Hampstead, 120 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 1DR

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at Quaker Friends Meeting House, Hampstead

Huggle Swiss Cottage, 8-10 Winchester Road, London, NW3 3NT

Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at Huggle Swiss Cottage


Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Tuesday 23rd April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Monday 29th July

Autumn Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 9th September
Half Term:
Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October
Term Ends:
Friday 13th December

"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"

Monkey Music Mum

"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"

Monkey Music Parent

"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"

Monkey Music Mum

"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"

Monkey Music Mum

"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"

Monkey Music Parent

"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"

Monkey Music Parent

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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"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."

Monkey Music Parent

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!

Monkey Music
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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.

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The Monkey Team

Alex Trippier

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.

Eliza Hewitt

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.

Max Sterne

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. 

Windson Liong

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!

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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