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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Oxford, Abingdon, Thame, Summertown, Headington & Frilford

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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 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.

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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.

We currently have classes running in Abingdon, Thame, Millets Farm Centre, North Oxford, Summertown and Headington.

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.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Christ Church Hall, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PL

9:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
12:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:15pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:45pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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NOA Community Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DP

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Tuesday

Woodstock Road Baptist Church, 198 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NQ

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Wednesday

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

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Sprouts Play Barn, Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
2:15pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:45pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
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Thursday

Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3AJ

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Friday

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

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:45am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
12:40pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book Online

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

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:15pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book Online

Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2024

Term Starts:
Monday 15th April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Friday 19th July

Autumn Term 2024

Term Starts:
Monday 9th September
Half Term:
Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November
Term Ends:
Friday 13th December

Bond with Baby and discover how music supports early development. This 5-part musical programme for newborns up to 16 weeks old is a mix of in-person classes and pre-recorded sessions delivered by our specially trained teachers and is designed to compliment Monkey Music's progressive 4 stage curriculum.
Each booking includes a kit bag with instruments and a sensory scarf to be used at home.
Book now and make new friends!

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'Thank you to all at Monkey Music for all our lessons. We have been attending your classes since she was just a few months old, and she has learnt and developed massively!'

Monkey Music Parent

‘This journey it's been wonderful. We loved the teachers, songs and the people we met along the way. We will miss you all dearly.’

Monkey Music Parent

'She’s been asking to go back to Monkey Music so much that I’ve changed my work hours to make it fit in!'

Monkey Music Mum

Thank you for having us over the last two years, G is often star of the week at school in Music lessons and no doubt that’s down to your input (he certainly doesn’t get it from me!).

Monkey Music Parent

'E is absolutely loving the sessions - it’s so lovely to see her little face when the music starts '

Monkey Music Parent

'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.'

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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!

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"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 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!

Monkey Workshops

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"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 Dad

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.

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The Monkey Team

Flick

Flick has over 15 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

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!

Henri

Henri has a great sense of humour, extrovert nature, excellent communication skills and is looking forward to sharing these with families at Monkey Music. She is friendly and enthusiastic and can't wait to bring her musical skills to our classes.

Louise

Louise's talents in acting and singing ensure her classes are a wonderful musical experience.  Her passion is teaching, she loves sharing music with little ones, and all her sessions are carefully planned and brilliantly executed.

How old does my newborn baby have to be to join the Beautiful Noise programme? Parents and carers can join our Beautiful Noise programme with their newborn baby anytime from birth up until their baby is 16 weeks old (taken from the date of their first face-to-face class).
Can my partner and I both bring our baby to Beautiful Noise? Yes, our Beautiful Noise programme is perfect for parents who attend on their own or with a partner.
How long is each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class? Each Beautiful Noise face-to-face class is an hour long. This gives everyone lots of time to settle/feed/change before the class begins and at the end of the class before leaving.
Can I feed my baby during Beautiful Noise? Yes, of course. We understand that you will want to make yourself and your baby as comfortable as possible during your Beautiful Noise class and you may feed/change/sleep whenever you feel like it!
What happens if my baby sleeps all the way through the class? Beautiful Noise has been created so that you and Baby can share precious time together whilst enjoying the class for mutual reasons and for different reasons. Our teachers understand that our youngest babies need their sleep so if your baby sleeps peacefully during your class then you will be encouraged to join in whilst they sleep close by.
Where can I find my local Beautiful Noise programme? You can click this link https://wwwapi.monkeymusic.co.uk/Beautiful+Noise/ and enter your postcode to find Beautiful Noise programmes near you. If there are no programmes happening in your local area then email hello@monkeymusic.co.uk for an update on programmes which may be opening soon.
How and when do I receive my Beautiful Noise online sessions? Our Beautiful Noise online sessions are sent via email to all members of our face-to-face classes immediately after their first and second classes. Both sessions have been created so that you can practice at home what you and Baby have learned in class.
What is in my Beautiful Noise Kit Bag? Inside your Beautiful Noise Kit Bag (a linen tote) you will find a Monkey Music wave drum, Monkey Music maracito and a sensory scarf. You will be encouraged to use these instruments and the sensory scarf at home when joining in with the online sessions.
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 ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups join in the fun too!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
What if I miss my usual class? Should you miss a class you are invited to contact your teacher to book a catch-up class at a later date in the same term. These are subject to availability. If your teacher is unable to teach, you will be contacted to be offered a make-up class at a later date in the same term.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is made available by the teacher, however, should you prefer not to use the Monkey Music instruments provided at class (these will have been freshly santised for each customer prior to use), you may bring your own Monkey Music approved instruments purchased from our online shop or identical items bought elsewhere. You may also bring along your own small blanket for your child to sit on.
Can I bring a newborn baby too? Babes in arms accompanying older siblings are welcome in our classes free of charge, please speak to your local classes for more information.
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.
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when families sing along and your children will benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! But – there is no pressure to sing because listening, watching and playing the instruments will keep you and your child busy enough! Customers may enjoy our songs at home by purchasing our class specific download albums or books - all available from our online shop
Can I bring an adult friend/relative to class? This is usually possible, but we do ask that you contact your local teacher to ask permission beforehand. This is because some of our teaching rooms have maximum levels of occupancy and our teachers need to know who is attending each session, thank you.
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 and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
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.
How do I cancel my class booking? You can cancel your booking at any time within 15 calendar days from your booking confirmation date if you have not had face to face contact with your franchisee when making that booking. To exercise your right you must inform your franchisee in writing of your decision to cancel within the cancellation period. Notice can be provided by emailing the email address or writing to the address provided to you in the booking confirmation email, including your name, home address, details of your booking and, where available, your phone number and email address or you can print off and post or email to the email or postal address shown in the booking confirmation email a completed model cancellation form, a copy of which is available from your franchisee.
In addition to the above you can end your enrolment for terms of regular classes with Monkey Music on giving at least one month’s prior written notice to be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due.
For those paying termly: If you have opted to pay for classes termly this means that notice must be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month the next term is due to start. If you seek to terminate the contract before this date your franchisee will try to fill the place(s) you have booked with other customers but if your franchisee is unable to do so then you may not be entitled to a refund.
For those paying monthly. If you have chosen to pay monthly then notice must be received by the first day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due.
Provided your notice to terminate has been received by your franchisee by the 1st of the month before the next payment is due then the contract will end and you will not be required to pay the next payment.
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please go to www.monkeymusic.co.uk/shop
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please go to https://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/franchise.
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See https://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/more-fun for more information.
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
How many children are in a class? During our transition to classes due to Covid-19, places are limited and will vary from venue to venue. Our maximum capacity is 15 children per class.
Do I have to pay in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and you may choose to pay for our regular weekly classes either monthly or termly.
Monthly payments will be due on the 1st of a month for classes booked in that month. Customers joining midway through a month will be charged for the remainder of classes in that month. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for classes in the first month of booking.
Termly payments will be due on the 1st of the month that each term commences. Customers joining midway through a term will be charged on booking for the remainder of classes in that term.
Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for the term on the day of booking.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
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.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
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.
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.
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
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.

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