Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Highbury N5, Upper Street Islington & De Beauvoir Town N1

Jessie Greer 0207 9935612

View our local pages

Welcome to our classes

Hi I'm Jessie and I love bringing Monkey Music to families in Highbury, Islington and De Beauvoir and seeing children discover music for themselves. As someone who has benefited from an upbringing in the arts as a child and later as a teacher myself it is a joy to share the positive effect that music can have on your child's development.


Welcome to Monkey Music Highbury and Islington. My name is Jessie Greer and I am thrilled to be running music classes for babies and toddlers in the Highbury, Islington and De Beauvoir. The arts have always been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. I have participated in orchestral and vocal music since I was child myself and studied Theatre at the Florida State University School of Theatre and was a theatre educator in the States before moving to London and discovering Monkey Music. I was immediately impressed by the professionalism and commitment to child development and artistic excellence at Monkey Music. As a teacher myself I was struck by the uniqueness of the curriculum and its ability to communicate the structure, power and pure joy of music to babies and toddlers, all whilst having bags of fun! Our progressive curriuculum is appropriate for each stage of your child's development and will ensure that they are prepared for a lifetime of music. From tracking sounds at 3 months old to reading graphic notation at 3 years old, Monkey Music is the perfect preparation for learning an instrument at school.

I have loved coming to work every day as a Monkey Music teacher for the last seven years and seeing my students discover music for themselves is such a joy.  As a parent I have also seen the powerful effect of music on my own two children who experienced Monkey music as I taught through both of my pregnancies! I understand what getting your child out to an activity involves and I always strive for our classes to be of the highest quality. I love how Monkey Music not only provides a meaningful activity for you and your children to attend together but so many of our parents have become lifelong friends through attending our classes together. After my second child was born I decided that I wanted to dive even deeper in to my involvement with Monkey music and I am delighted to be offering classes in Highbury, Islington and De Beauvoir. Come on along and join us! We'd love to have you at one of our complimentary classes and there is always fun to be had at Monkey Music!


Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you



St Mary's Islington, Upper Street, Angel, Islington, N1 2TX

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



St Mary's Islington, Upper Street, Angel, Islington, N1 2TX

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


St Peter De Beauvoir Town, Northchurch Terrace, De Beauvoir Town, Hackney, N1 4DA

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St Peter De Beauvoir Town


Christ Church Highbury, 155 Highbury Grove, Highbury, Islington, N5 1SA

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Christ Church Highbury

Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 6th January
Half Term:
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Term Ends:
Friday 3rd April

Summer Term 2020

Term Starts:
Friday 24th April
Half Term:
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Term Ends:
Friday 17th July

"Incredible! By far the best baby class in the area!"

Monkey Music Mum

"Both my children love Monkey Music! My toddler has been coming since he was a baby and I've really seen him grow with the programme. Jessie is so lovely and patient. I'm learning a lot too!"

Monkey Music Mum

"What a delight! I absolutely loved every bit of it! Makes me wish I was a young mum again!"

Monkey Music Grandparent

"My 9 month-old loved it! Completely engaged with the instruments and tried to clap along!"

Monkey Music Mum

"I could stay all day!"

Monkey Music Grandparent

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!

Send a Party Enquiry

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
has come to town!

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.

Monkey Free Open Days & Events

No events currently on our system. Check back soon.

I would like to make a Nursery Enquiry

The Monkey Team

Jessie Greer

Jessie loves being a Monkey Music teacher! She's been teaching since 2011 and before that was a theatre educator in the States. With a background in musical and theatrical performance, her classes are full of fun and giggles, keeping babies and toddlers enchanted with her beautiful voice.

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 beautiful sticker pack 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.

National Monkey Chatter

Posted 14/02/20

Monkey Music classes are a great way to meet new people and life-long friendships have been made at Monkey Music...

Posted 27/01/20

Today is the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  To celebrate this special day, Monkey would love you to...

Local Monkey Chatter

Posted 11/02/20

Babies are born to love music and Islington, Highbury and Hackney babies are no different! Surrounded by a soothing...

Posted 28/01/20

Waiting to hear about a nursery or preschool place in Islington? Come share those precious moments with your little one...

Read more