Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Southgate, Winchmore Hill & East Barnet

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Covid-19 Update: I want you to be able to enjoy Monkey Music in the comfort of your own home and keep your little ones entertained, learn new skills and maintain stability with regular classes. Each week I will produce pre-recorded sessions, a different one for each of our four age groups, so you and your child can enjoy singing together.

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My name is Tonya and I have run Monkey Music in Oakwood, Winchmore Hill, Palmers Green and Southgate sinse 2002. I'm passionate about the delivery of our music classes for babies and toddlers. Through singing and sensory activities we captivate the children. My goal is to make Monkey Music the highlight of everyone's week: the child's, parents, grandparents and carers too.

Our interactive sessions can be booked individually, or as a term, and will be available for you to watch at your convenience throughout the week. Each will follow our educational syllabus and reflect the four different stages of development to ensure that it will capture the attention of your baby, toddler or pre-school child.  Before each session, you will be given access to the words of the songs and instructions on key props and instruments used in the session. As they are pre-recorded you can watch them at your convenience through the week and as many times as you want!

Live sessions will be coming after Easter, please email [email protected] to register your interest.

Having grown up playing the clarinet and piano and enjoying singing and acting roles at the local theatre, I appreciate how much pleasure music can bring.  I first became interested in Monkey Music when I took my own children to classes when they were four months and two years old.  I loved the way the experience engaged them.  My daughters were full of smiles and learnt so much at every class.  My daughters are now grown up, but their love of music continues to this day.  In my time running the classes I've taught Monkey Music to thousands of children, giving me a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on to other families and I still get that buzz when I see the child blossom and develop through attending Monkey Music.  I hope that you will enjoy Monkey Music as much as I and my teachers and that is will be a highlight of your week.

Monkey Music's unique structure:

No two sessions are ever the same at Monkey Music.  There are over 300 traditional and original songs and a wide variety of props and instruments.  I believe that what sets Monkey Music apart from other groups is its in-depth curriculum which is specific for each of our four different age groups. Babies can start as young as four months in Rock'n'Roll. In this session we are keen to develop their senses of the world around them.  We use songs describing every day activities and have gentle, unusual sounds to capture their attention.  Children aged one move to Heigh-Ho which is best described as fast and furiuos.  There is lots of bouncing, dancing and instrument playing and we concentrate on learning to play the drum and stopping and starting on cue to the music.  They learn to explore the space around them and to share with their friends. Around the age of two the children begin the Jiggety-Jig class.  More complicated concepts are introduced such as listening and interpreting the music and singing together.  In the final stage, Ding Dong, the children learn to recognise the instruments of the orchestra and read and write their own music.  Each term has a theme with learning objectives and within the sessions the children are captivated by their teacher.

Award winning children's activities in Winchmore Hill, Southgate, Palmers Green and Oakwood:

I'm delighted that the passion for my work has been reflected in the awards I have won. In 2015, I recieved Monkey Music's Head Office award from moving my business 'from good to great'. I have been nominated 'most outstanding activity leader' by 'what's on for little ones' in 2017, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010. I have been awarded the Bronze Award by Net Mum and our Facebook page has recieved 41 reviews recieving 5 stars. Recently we won the Best Baby Group and Best activity for 2-4 year olds in Enfield, voted by Sophia's Diary.

When is the best time to start Monkey Music:

We often get asked: 'When is the best time to start monkey Music?' The ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb and unborn babies take great comfort in hearing their parent's voices.  Listening to music and babbling, singing along to the songs is uplifting for any age; for babies, chidren and adults alike. This leads us to say: 'Please join Monkey Music as soon as you can.' 

What's next?

I'm certain that if you attend our sessions your child will grow in confidence, improve their listening skills and make new friends. 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

Monday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

Oakwood - St Thomas Church, 2 Sheringham Avenue, Oakwood, N14 4UE

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Tuesday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, Palmers Green, London, N13 4AL

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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St Pauls Church Hall, Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1JA

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Wednesday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

St Pauls Church Hall, Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1JA

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Thursday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

St Pauls Church Hall, Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1JA

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Friday - All classes available to book + watch online with [email protected]

The Bourne Methodist Church, The Bourne, Southgate, London, N14 6RS

9:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 6th January
Half Term:
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Term Ends:
Friday 10th April

Summer Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 13th April
Half Term:
n/a
Term Ends:
Friday 10th July

"Connie loves the classes; it's the highlight of her week! She's been talking about Monkey Music daily to everyone who will listen"

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"Thank you so much for the last 3.5 years, Ethan has really enjoyed all the classes and moving through the different stages of Monkey Music, he also made some lovely friends from attending Monkey Music"

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"My kids love Monkey Music. Tonya is brilliant with the children, it's the best class I have been to"

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"This class has helped my son develop his speech and language"

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Ruth is great at teaching. Her classes are amazing, she is great with the children and the props are wonderful. We love going to her class each week. I've been to many classes and Ruth is the best"

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"Tonya is a great tutor, everything’s very clear and easy for the children to understand and I always come out of class feeling super positive and ready for my day"

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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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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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The Monkey Team

Tonya Babb

My name is Tonya and I'm passionate about the delivery of my classes and my goal is to make it not just the highlight of the child's week, but for the parents, grandparents and carers too. I love what I do and hope that you will too.

Ruth Stobbs

I've been teaching Monkey Music since 2009. I am a trained dancer/singer/actor and get such pleasure from seeing the children blossom and progress through the amazing curiculum. You will escape the outside world and have fun with your little one into a world of music, colour and imagination.

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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