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Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Oxford, Abingdon, Thame, Headington, Frilford & WallingfordFlick and Richard Moorhouse 01235 519806 [email protected] View our local page
Welcome to Monkey Music Oxford. We are Flick and Richard Moorhouse and have had the pleasure of running classes in Oxfordshire since 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.Read more...
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.
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
Crown and Thistle, The Barn, Crown and Thistle, Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 3HS
West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0BT
North Oxford Association Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DP
Girlguiding Headquarters, Southern Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3EE
The Coach House, Quarry Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 8NU
Sprouts Play Barn, Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 5HB
St. Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6TN
St. Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6TN
Centre 70, Kinecroft, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0DT
Monkey Term Dates
Autumn Term 2018
Monday 10th September
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October
Friday 14th December
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th January
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Friday 5th April
"Teachers have boundless energy and the syllabus is carefully compliled to keep classes fun, interesting and educational. We also hired Flick for our son's birthday and all attendees were mightily impressed"
"My little one absolutely loves the songs, handling the instruments and also learning about various families in the orchestra"
"Monkey Music is exceptional. There's clear progression through the classes which build on previous knowledge along with introducing new concepts. My son has developed so much thanks to Monkey Music"
"Monkey Music has been a massive influence in our children's development, both verbally and physically. It's amazing to see them gradually recognise the songs and learn to do the actions themselves"
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!
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!
"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!"
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Since they began, in 1993, over 4.8 million classes have entertained hundreds of thousands of families across the UK!
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The Monkey Team
Flick has over 10 years of experience as a Monkey music teacher and taught in Cardiff before moving to Oxfordshire to run her own classes. She has an infectious passion for both music and early years education and relsishes 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!
Jennifer discovered the magic of Monkey Music by attending classes with her own children before becoming a teacher in 2016. A background as an English teacher in schools and a love of music, combined with her warm and welcoming personality, makes her a much-valued team member.
I have been teaching Monkey Music since 2016, having attended with my two sons. Teaching appealed to me as I admired the skill of a fun, engaging and enthusiastic teacher. I love the excitement, anticipation and joy of passing on an appreciation and understanding of music.
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