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Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Muswell Hill, Highgate, Crouch End & Wood GreenJo Bell 020 8371 9609 [email protected] View our local page
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 a (very!) active little boy, 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!Read more...
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.
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.
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.Read more...
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Monkey Term Dates
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th January
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Friday 5th April
Summer Term 2019
Tuesday 23rd April
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Monday 22nd July
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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!
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The Monkey Team
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!
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.
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