Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Oxford, Abingdon, Thame, Headington, Frilford & Wallingford

Flick and Richard Moorhouse 01235 519806
Welcome to our classes

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.

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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.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Crown and Thistle, The Barn, Crown and Thistle, Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 3HS

9:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
12:15pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:10pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:50pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at Crown and Thistle

West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 0BT

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
12:40pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at West Oxford Community Centre

North Oxford Association Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DP

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at North Oxford Association Community Centre

Tuesday

Girlguiding Headquarters, Southern Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3EE

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Girlguiding Headquarters

Wednesday

The Coach House, Quarry Road, Headington Quarry, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 8NU

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at The Coach House

Sprouts Play Barn, Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Abingdon, Oxon, OX13 5HB

9:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:10pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:50pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at Sprouts Play Barn

Thursday

St. Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6TN

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at St. Margaret's Institute

Friday

St. Margaret's Institute, 30 Polstead Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6TN

9:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:30pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
2:15pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:40pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at St. Margaret's Institute

Centre 70, Kinecroft, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0DT

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Centre 70

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 10th September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Friday 26th October
Term Ends:
Friday 14th December

Spring Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 7th January
Half Term:
Monday 18th February - Friday 22nd February
Term Ends:
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"

Monkey Music Mum

"My little one absolutely loves the songs, handling the instruments and also learning about various families in the orchestra"

Monkey Music Parent

"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 Mum

"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"

Monkey Music Parent

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!"

Monkey Music Mum

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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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

Flick

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

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

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.

Philippa

Philippa discovered Monkey Music when her son was tiny, and has attended classes for a number of years. She has a background featuring musical theatre and professional childminding, and loves to see children develop and learn through their musical education in a fun and caring enviroment.

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 a singalong promo CD 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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