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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Oxford, Abingdon, Thame, Headington, Frilford & WallingfordFlick and Richard Moorhouse 01235 519806 [email protected]
Book is now open for our Summer Term, when we are delighted that classes will resume in venues from Monday 19 April. Spaces are filling up quickly, so please book now and do drop us an email if you have any questions or if we can do anything to help. We look forward to welcoming you!Read more...
Welcome to Monkey Music Oxford. We are Flick and Richard Moorhouse and have had the pleasure of running classes in Oxfordshire since April 2015. We feel privileged to welcome babies and young children from all over the area to our award-winning classes to share a musical experience which is full of fun and friendship for all, with an educational twist.
Our specialist teachers have been selected for their warmth, positivity and enthusiasm to bring classes to life in such a way that will entertain, teach and nurture a lifetime love of music. The four age appropriate, progressive curricula give each parent a class which is the right fit for their child, with material that has been written especially for the stage they are at.
We take our youngest babies from three months into a gently paced class with others of a similar age, keeping the groups small for that intimate feel so that carers and babies often become friends for life. There are magic sounds which captivate the babies, opportunities for them to begin discovering they too can make music with our instruments which are perfectly sized for little hands. There is lots of carer involvement too: listening to our rhymes; singing along with our songs and helping their baby or child develop their emotional, social, language and physical skills. As the babies grow, so they progress through the tailor-made music classes, to become inquisitive toddlers and then more independent children who will be even more ready for nursery or big school having had such a fun learning experience at Monkey Music. Our 30-minute classes are packed with activities to keep all the family engaged, with many great resources to stimulate the children’s natural desire to learn and be little sponges. They absorb so much from the vast range of traditional and original songs, a whole array of exciting percussion instruments to hear, see or play, fun musical games and busy movement activities.
As a Monkey Music teacher, Flick has over a decade's worth of experience, and previously worked with young children in both Montessori and other early years settings. She was a keen member of several choirs, so the opportunity to combine these and become a Monkey Music teacher was a perfect match!
Richard worked as a professional musician for over 20 years and has held posts at Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral, helping many Cathedral choristers to sing like angels! We have also enjoyed cultivating our own children’s interest in music. Our experience shows, that music can offer babies and young children so many crucial learning opportunities at this precious stage of life, giving both child and carer special moments together in a nurturing, exciting and fun environment.
Monkey is over 25 years old – and has clearly stood the test of time in the world of preschool music classes. The curriculums are regularly updated to keep them contemporary and exciting for parents and children alike.
If you would like to find out more about our classes and discover the joys that can be found with Monkey Music, please contact us. We’d love to meet you, so we can introduce you to our team, our teachers and other mums, dads, grandparents and carers with their little ones in the Oxford area. We look forward to welcoming you soon.Read more...
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
Christ Church Hall, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PL
NOA Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DP
The Coach House, Quarry Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, OX3 8NU
Sprouts Play Barn, Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB
MONKEY MUSIC AT HOME: presented live by Flick, Presented live by Flick, Oxford, OX11 9AG
Centre 70, Kinecroft, Wallingford, Ox100dt
St. Margaret’s Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford, OX2 6TN
Monkey Term Dates
Summer Term 2021
Monday 19th April
Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June
Monday 19th July
Autumn Term 2021
Monday 6th September
Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October
Friday 10th December
'Z has absolutely loved her time at monkey music! She started at 6 months old and it has definitely been her highlight of the week!'
'I just wanted to say a massive thank you for running the online classes, we both really enjoyed them. E is now patting, clapping, dancing and starting to play instruments, and has loved every session.'
'E has come to recognise your voice Flick, which is so lovely, and as you know he has really enjoyed playing the drum and shaking his shaker!!! We've had lots of fun.'
'We’re so grateful to have been able to sing and play with Monkey and Flick (from San Diego, California) the last few months!'
'A often sings Tick Tock on the swings (hello tree-e-ees, hello do-o-ogs etc.) and did the whole Peek-a-boo repertoire on Monkey the other day – SO cute!'
'S has loved the classes and it has made the whole family happy that she has been able to be back with you during the lockdown.'
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
"The babies from my NCT group absolutely loved their first birthday party and Flick has such a special way of engaging and keeping them entertained. If you book a party, you will not be disappointed!"
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!
No Monkey Workshops currently on our system, check back soon.
"The biannual Monkey Music Workshops are the highlights of Maya's year that Flick makes a fun and magical learning experience in addition to the Monkey Music curriculum for pre-school kids. Don't miss them!"
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.
The Monkey Team
Flick has over 10 years of experience as a Monkey music teacher, and taught classes in Cardiff before moving to Oxfordshire to run her own franchise. She has an infectious passion for both music and early years education and relishes the opportunity to share this with everyone at class!
Richard spent over 20 years as a full time church musician, working at cathedrals including St. Paul's and Westminster Abbey before moving to Oxfordshire. He is now the person you will find in the office at Monkey Music Oxford and more than likely the one who will repsond to your enquiries!
Lucy discovered Monkey Music by attending classes with her 2 daughters. She plays the saxophone, violin and guitar, and has 13 years experience as a Primary School teacher. Specialising in early years, she is passionate about the importance of music in the early stages of a child's development.
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Following on from the recent Government announcement, we are delighted to confirm that our face-to-face classes...
Book is now open for our Summer Term, when we are extremely hopeful that classes will resume in venues. Spaces are...