Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes 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

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Welcome to our classes

We are excitedly and meticulously planning our return to face to face classes. Classes will be limited in size so we will have fewer places available than usual so please see below about how to book i. We are so excited to see you all again and get to know all of the new lovely babies and toddlers we have missed meeting over the past few months.


The waiting lists are open so please put your baby or toddler's name down in your preferred slot and we will contanct you as soon as we are able to process your booking. The waiting lists don't necessarily mean the classes are full and we if we see there's a big demand for a particular class, we may be able to add another one, so please don't be put off by the waiting lists, we'll be doing our very best to get you into a class that suits you.

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 through the toddler years 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.


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
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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
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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
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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
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More details coming soon....

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 14th September
Half Term:
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Term Ends:
Friday 18th December


Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

"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 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.

Book your Workshop here!

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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!

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 ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups 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 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 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 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 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.
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 and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.

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