Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Redditch & Worcester

Bethan Craner 01527 62378

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Welcome to our classes

My name is Bethan Craner and I'm delighted to run Monkey Music Redditch and Worcester. Music has always been a big part of my life, some of my earliest memories are musical and when I started to play the trumpet I realised the joy music gave to me. At University I studied Early Years giving me knowledge of how young children learn.


At Monkey Music we know that choosing classes to go to with your baby, toddler and pre-schooler is an important decision. We feel very privileged to be able to teach your baby right through to when they are ready to start school. Seeing their development along the way and watching their confidence grow week on week. Let me give you some more information about our music classes and why I run Monkey Music classes in Redditch, Worcester, Evesham, Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Pershore area. 

My name is Bethan, I first enjoyed Monkey Music while I was working as a nursery nurse. I was amazed by the confidence, language development and co-ordination skills the children developed because of Monkey Music. Each week the children sung original songs and played high quality real instruments, not toys, in every class. When I had my son in 2015 I looked into taking him to Monkey Music classes and found that there were no classes in Worcestershire. 

When I looked into Monkey Music one of the main reasons I choose to run classes in Redditch, Worcester, Evesham, Droitwich and Pershore was the award winning four different curricula which are written for each age specific class. I found that the original songs used in each of the classes where fun and catchy. The instruments where high quality and the classes had musical knowledge at the heart of each and every class. I also liked that the child development knowledge and early years learning skills I had learnt at University would be put into action in all of the classes.

In all of our age-specific class the babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers sing original songs which are easy to pick-up allowing everyone to join in with the singing in each class. Each week I really enjoy watching the children in all of our classes gain confidence and musical knowledge through the original progressive curricula's we follow. The babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers play high quality instruments each week and learn how to play them in different ways as they progress through our four age-specific classes. At Monkey Music we know how important all aspects of a child's development are, which is why in all of our classes the children move their whole body in different ways to the beat of the music. Our music classes provided a great social experience for the babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers as they learn with other children of a similar age allowing all the children to be at similar stages in their development. Monkey Music is fun for the whole family and allows carers to meet other parents and carers with children of a similar age.

At Monkey Music Redditch and Worcester all our teachers are trained by Monkey Music and have continuous training throughout the year where they gain new ideas on ways to deliver our high-quality music classes. They are supported by our high quality real instruments, resources, props and the award-winning Monkey Music curricula to deliver amazing classes each week. Our music teachers are passionate about music and child development. They also have wonderful singing voices. All our music teachers are also first aid trained and CRB checked. To read more about our music teacher's please click below.

Music plays an important role in the early development of a child life. Research has shown music can aid all areas of a child’s development. Children are natural and instinctive music makers and in our half an hour classes will use a combination of unique songs, catchy music, rhymes, high quality props, real instruments and lots of energy to enable each baby, toddler and pre-schooler to expressive their music skills. In Monkey Music our curriculum songs and activities are carefully selected for each developmental stage which is why our classes are grouped according to age ensuring the ‘best fit’ for your child.  With over three hundred original and traditions songs sung both accompanied and unaccompanied in all our four age specific classes your baby, toddler and pre-schooler will be singing our classes at home each week.

We would love to welcome you to a complimentary music class, so you are able to experience our award-winning pre-school classes for yourself.  With classes in Redditch, Worcester, Evesham, Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Pershore areas we have classes close to you. We look forward to meeting you soon. 


Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you



Arrow Valley Visitor Centre, Arrow Valley Country Park, Battens Drive, South Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0LJ

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Arrow Valley Visitor Centre



Countryside Centre, Worcester Woods Country Park, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 2LG

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Countryside Centre


Hampton Guide, Scout and Community Hall, Pershore Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 2PQ

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Hampton Guide, Scout and Community Hall


Countryside Centre, Worcester Woods Country Park, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 2LG

Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Countryside Centre

360 Play, Evesham Walk, Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch, B97 4HJ

Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at 360 Play

Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 6th January
Half Term:
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Term Ends:
Friday 3rd April

Summer Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 20th April
Half Term:
Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Term Ends:
Friday 17th July

"We absolutely love these classes, I have been taking my little one since she was three months old. They are fun but also really educational and she gets so much out of them. Highly recommended!"

A Monkey Music Parent

"We love Monkey Music. Of all the classes I've tried this is my favourite. I think I might actually enjoy it even more than my child! Friendly bunch of mums and kids too"

A Monkey Music Mum

"I have been taking my 11 month old to Monkey Music for around 8 months, he loves it and has come on so much and loves the music.Would highly recommend it and it's fun for the adults too"

A Monkey Music Carer

"My son loves Monkey Music. He has grown in confidence. He gets upset if we go to Worcester Woods on a day it's not on as he thinks Bethan should be there all the time!"

A Monkey Music Mum

"One of the best groups around, my son absolutely loves it and so do I! Perfect Mummy and Son bonding sessions watching him dance and sing around. He knows the actions to the songs and has fun while learning!"

A Monkey Music Parent

"Jack absolutely loves Monkey Music with Bethan at 360 play. He enjoys the music and listening to different instruments. I love seeing his face light up and having a dance along.Would highly recommend!"

A Monkey Music Mum

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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"Thank you for a great party. The girls really loved it and had so much fun together playing the instruments and singing songs"

A Monkey Music Carer

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.

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Monkey Music
has come to town!

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.

Monkey Free Open Days & Events

‘Music and Your Baby’ Event
Friday 24th January, 11:50am
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The Monkey Team

Bethan Craner

My name is Bethan, the best part of my week is when I am in class teaching. When I first experienced Monkey Music I found myself singing the songs all week. This is still the case now that I am teaching, people often find me singing as I am out and about. I look forward to meeting you soon at class.

Amanda Hughes

I have been teaching for Monkey Music since September 2017. I find it wonderful to see the confidence build in the children each week in class. Music has been my main focus, learning to play the clarinet, flute and singing at school I still play in a Jazz band and I am glad I teach for Monkey Music.

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 beautiful sticker pack 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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