Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in High Barnet, Mill Hill, North Finchley & Whetstone

Amy Thatcher 0208 245 7589
Welcome to our classes

My passion for Monkey Music started when I took my son William to his first class. After a long search for baby music classes, I was impressed by the quality of the teaching at Monkey Music and to see William develop musically, socially and physically each week was amazing!. Our original songs and age specific classes really make this a winning formula.


Monkey Music offers award winning music classes suitable for babies from 3 months to young children of four years - we also welcome families from North Finchley, New Barnet, Totteridge, Arkley and the surrounding areas too!  Our age specific, 30-minute classes are fun, educational and include a wide variety of musical activities, games, movement, singing and song.  We use fascinating sounds and absorbing musical activities to encourage learning and our weekly class songs gives familiarity to ensure the children feel relaxed and at home during the class. Watching the babies and toddler's confidence grow week on week is a real highlight for me! At Monkey Music we have a great deal of resources that we use to make sure our classes are fun and unique.  We have special percussion instruments, ranging from drums; which are a favourite of the toddlers to rain makers and wind chimes that totally captivate the babies with their magical sounds. Each child is able to touch and play with instruments creating their own music either individually or with another little monkey. We also use rhymes, puppets and visual props to captivate the babies and toddlers to ensure each song comes to life.  Our pre- school children start to learn about the orchestra, rhythm, graphic notation and get to experience all the instruments too.  It is truly amazing to see how the children grow and develop in confidence and the 'age specific' curricula is key to this.  Grouped into small classes by age, we focus on the children's learning and developmental stages in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Babies and children are encouraged by the teacher and parents/carers to experiment with the instruments, props and explore the musical resources around them. 

Along with Monkey and Mo we have a fabulous team of teachers here in Barnet, all of whom have a huge passion for musical learning and working with babies and young children.  Class teachers are chosen for their natural ability to communicate, captivate and entertain babies, toddlers and their families.  Our teachers have bags of energy and parents, carers, grandparents are encouraged to join in, to share some precious moments with their child.  It's truly special to watch the parents and carers bond with the children through sharing different experiences each week.  many parents/carers that I speak to say that it is the highlight of their child's week, but it is theirs too and we often see lots of friendships form which is another reason why Monkey Music is so special. 

We would love you to come along and see for your yourself what an amazing musical learning journey your baby or child will go on. We offer music classes for babies and toddlers everyday of the week in High Barnet, New Barnet, Mill Hill, North Finchley & Whetstone so we hope that you will find a class to suit your baby or toddler.

We look forward to meeting you and your family soon.  If you have any questions about our classes, feel free to contact the office and we will be happy to help you find the perfect music class for your baby or child.


Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you







Monkey Term Dates


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


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

"We've been going to Monkey Music for months now and absolutley love it. So much energy and structure which the little ones love to join in with. A great class"

Monkey Music Mum

"The highlight of my week and my daughters!! A great class with amazing instruments that everyone gets to play. I've made so many local friends too. I cannot recommend Monkey Music enough"

Monkey Music Parent

"Singing, dancing and fun activities. My son loves all the drumming songs, I also enjoy spending time with him in class and watching him learn. I highly recommend the classes, Amy is a fabulous teacher"

Monkey Music Dad

"Monkey Music is a fantastic class, my son and I look forward to it each week. The teacher is excellent and engages all the babies even though they are so young their attention is held for the whole class"

Monkey Music Parent

"Highly recommend Monkey Music. It has been such a joy to watch my grandaughter progress through the classes. The classes have really helped with her confidence and learning"

Monkey Music Grandparent

"My twins love it....great props....great singing.....great instruments and interaction with other parents and babies too"

Monkey Music Mum

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 have just had my daughters 1st birthday party with Monkey Music. Ruth hosted the party and it was fantastic. All the babies had a great time and were fully engaged and stimulated throughout."

Monkey Music Mum.

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.

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"I have just attended a summer workshop. It was brilliant, a themed session about the seaside with lots of puppets and instruments. My little boy was totally entertained and his elder sister joined in too!"

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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!

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"Thank you for your open day last week, my baby enjoyed the class and I was surprised at how engaged she was. The open day was really informative and I can't wait for my trial class"

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The Monkey Team

Amy Thatcher

Hi, I'm Amy and I have been teaching Monkey Music since 2014. I first found out about Monkey Music when my son was 12 wks and we were looking for a baby music class. Now I have the pleasure teaching our fabulous, award-winning music classes in and around Barnet. Magical, musical fun, I love it!

Nikki Rice

Hi, I'm Nikki & after experiencing Monkey Music with all three of my children, I decided to join the team in Barnet. I have a degree in the performing arts, grade 5 violin & a passion for child development.  It amazes me each week how the children learn/grow plus they have great fun too!

Ruth Stobbs

I'm Ruth, a trained dancer, singer and actor. I've been teaching Monkey Music since 2009 and I absolutley love it! I marvel at how the children blossom and progress through the amazing curricula. Its half an hour to forget the outside world and escape with your child into a world of 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 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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