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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]
Our Autumn Term is now well underway and we are so excited to have returned to face to face classes! Each venue has been chosen with social distancing and safety in mind and we are following Monkey Music's comprehensive COVID-19 Health & Safety plan. 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 now 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
North Oxford Association Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DP
The Coach House, Quarry Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 8NU
Chinnor Rugby Club (Thame), Rectory Pavilion, Kingsey Road, Thame, OX9 3JL
Sprouts Play Barn, Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB
Monkey Music at Home, Presented live by Flick, Oxford, OX11 9AG
St. Peter & St. Paul Church Hall, Westway, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9JY
Centre 70, Kinecroft, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0DT
St. Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford, OX2 6TN
Monkey Term Dates
Autumn Term 2020
Monday 14th September
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Friday 18th December
Spring Term 2021
Monday 4th January
Monday 15th February - Friday 19th February
Friday 26th March
"B loved being back at class so much he didn’t want to take off his t-shirt, so went to bed in it!"
"Last week R announced that he can’t go to big school on Mondays because ‘that’s when I do monkey music with mummy’ – that certainly brought a tear to my eye."
"I can’t believe the improvements / developments that E has made over this last few months and I put so much of it down to Monkey Music."
"P's love for music is unbelievable and we know that alot of it is down to Flicks teaching and passion for music. You have made massive impact in our lives and we are so grateful!"
Thank you for the wonderful music classes you have provided for Grace. She absolutely loves playing her musical instruments and her face lights up when she hears the familiar songs!
"I had heard from a friend how wonderfully organised it was and how heartwarming being back in class was and I felt that today. Flick you are wonderful! Thank you for bringing such joy each week"
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.
Philippa discovered Monkey Music with her son and found it wonderful to first have been to class as a mum and now a teacher! She loves to see children develop and learn through their musical education in a fun environment. She has experience in musical theatre and is a professional child minder.
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