Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Muswell Hill, Highgate, Crouch End & Finchley Central

Jo Bell 020 8371 9609

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Welcome to our classes

Hi there! I’m Jo, and I run Monkey Music baby & toddler classes in Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End. As a primary school teacher and mother of two (very!) active little boys, I am passionate about helping children learn & develop their social skills. Come along for your first free class and join in the Monkey Music fun!


Monkey Music was one of several baby classes in North London that I took Archie to, and was easily his and my favourite class - I was really impressed by the songs, instruments, and most importantly the sense of fun & enthusiasm that were on show each week. It was also a great way for me to meet like-minded local parents who had children of a similar age to mine.

When presented with the opportunity to run Monkey Music lessons in the Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End area I didn’t have to think twice. I grew up in the area and still live locally - as do many of my friends and family - so I know the value of fun, friendly, educational classes being nearby.

New faces (big and small!) are always welcome, so bring your little one along to one of my complimentary taster classes and say hi!

So what to expect at Monkey Music classes?

We know that music is fundamental to early-age development, and continues to have a positive influence throughout people’s lives. As a result, our classes have been honed over 20 years to provide classes which are tailored to mirror and support your little one’s development, providing them with catchy songs, beautiful instruments, imaginative props, dance activities, coordination exercises and much more! Our class teachers all have musical experience and a genuine enthusiasm for working with children, and we have fantastic lesson venues in Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End.

We are unique in having 4 separate, age-specific classes: our curriculum evolves and develops as your little ones grow. This also means that children are always learning, sharing and interacting with other children of a very similar age. Our classes are:

Rock‘n’Roll –babies from 3 months:

The benefits of music for babies is well-documented, but we frequently get told how amazed parents are at the response that their littles ones show even from the youngest age. Monkey Music’s “Rock‘n’Roll” class is specifically designed to stimulate all the senses, with catchy songs, imaginative props, engaging activities, exciting percussion instruments and much more. And, of course, for the parents it’s a real treat to watch your babies and others develop together.

Heigh-Ho – from 12 months

As your baby becomes a toddler, so too their imagination, attention span and energy levels develop. Our “Heigh-Ho” class encourages our toddlers to be up on their feet & exploring, to interact with our songs and stories and to start using instruments and props independently.

Jiggety-Jig – for 2+3 Years

This is the age where we really encourage your little monkey’s creative and independent processes: dancing and singing in groups, playing instruments, composing their own songs and many more fun-filled activities help your child’s confidence, coordination and social skills progress. Alongside an ever-increasing sense of rhythm, there are also social benefits as they learn about sharing, taking turns and working with others.

Ding-Dong – for 3+4 Years

The final stage of our programme, where our monkeys graduate! Using all the skills we’ve learned together in previous years, “Ding-Dong” classes help your child recognise written music, understand musical patterns and learn more about specific instruments.

And remember - it’s not just about the kids!

Aside from the value of having conveniently-timed lessons which help keep you and your little ones busy during the week, the classes themselves are also tailored with parents and carers in mind - we want you to have fun too! Our interactive classes encourage our “bigger monkeys” to join in with singing and playing, which creates a wonderful environment to spend time with your child. At the youngest ages, it’s a lovely way to develop reciprocal communication between you and your baby, and as they grow through the classes they will start sharing our songs and rhymes further afield, including at home with family and friends.

What next?

Come and try a complimentary class! We’re more than happy for you to come and join a class to find out how it all works, and of course introduce you to other mums, dads & children in the Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End area. Alternatively, send us an email or give me a call - I can explain what we’re all about, and help organise you coming along to a taster session.

During Class

We know that all babies and routines are different and we want you to have the best time at our Monkey Music classes, if you need to change or feed your baby during one of our classes please feel free to do so.


Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

Monday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

Tuesday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

Wednesday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

Thursday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

Friday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

Pickled Pepper Books, 10 Middle Lane, London, N8 8PL

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
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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:
Monday 20th April
Half Term:
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Term Ends:
Friday 17th July

Monkey Music is without a doubt the highlight of my 11 month old daughter's & my week.

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My daughter enjoys her classes and she is more joyful since we have joined the Monkey Music community. We feel really blessed to have joined Monkey Music.

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As soon as we get to our monkey music class my son Dylan starts smiling and laughing! It's action packed and we look forward to our second term!

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Everybody loved the party so much - have had so many messages from people saying how much they enjoyed the session! It was completely stress free for me & my son had an amazing time!

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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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Everybody loved the party so much - have had so many messages from people saying how much they enjoyed the session! It was completely stress free for me & my son had an amazing time!

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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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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

Jessie Waterfield

Hi I'm Jessie and I'm so excited to be joining the Monkey Music team! I'm a trained dancer, singer and actor. I love the ethos and educational benefits of Monkey Music, it's a great way to bond with your little Monkey and see them grow in confidence and skill each week!

Jo Bell

Hi, I'm Jo and after taking my son to Monkey Music classes I jumped at the opportunity to teach them! Having worked as a primary school teacher, I am passionate about encouraging children to develop key skills through our wonderful, fun and dynamic Monkey Music classes.  

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.

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