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

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Welcome to our classes

Our award-winning music classes are back at venues from September. Class sizes are reduced to comply with recommended social distancing. There are four different age groups starting from 4 months and going up to four years, so they are stimulating and create the right learning environment for your little one. We hope to see you soon!

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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!

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

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Monday

St Thomas's Church, 2 Sheringham Ave, Oakwood, London, N14 4UE

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

St. Paul's Church, Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1JA

9:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:45am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Palmers Green United Reformed Church, Corner of Fox Lane and Burford Gardens, Palmers Green, London, N13 4AL

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

St. Paul's Church, Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1JA

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

St. Paul's Church, Church Hill, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 1JA

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
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Friday

Southgate Methodist Church, 47 The Bourne, Southgate, London, N14 6RS

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
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Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 14th September
Half Term:
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October
Term Ends:
Friday 18th December

Term

Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
n/a
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

"All booked and paid for the summer term. Mia is really enjoying the classes and gets excited when we start. She hasn’t quite grasped that you aren’t live in our front room and often talks to you.'

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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 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.

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"I have just attended a summer workshop. It was brilliant, a themed session about the seaside with lots of puppets and instruments. My little boy was totally entertained and his elder sister joined in too!"

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

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.

As of 15 October 2020, how does the new 3 Tier alert level affect Monkey Music classes? Currently, all Monkey Music classes at Covid-secure venues across the UK remain open to adult carers who bring children who live in the same household or who are in the same bubble. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. Please contact your local classes if you have specific questions about Monkey Music classes in your area
What is your Health and Safety plan around Covid-19? Please see our Monkey Music Covid-19 Health and Safety plan here which details the measures we are putting in place to keep everyone safe at 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 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? During our transition back to classes due to Covid-19, should you miss a class, or your teacher is unable to teach, you will receive a link to a special Monkey Music class to join in at home. You may enjoy this class as many times as you would like to over the week! Please speak to your teacher for more details.
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 our customers join in and your children benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! However, current Government Guidelines don't allow for sing-along activities so for the time being our classes are directed and sung by the teacher only. 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? Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that only one adult accompanies the child/children to Monkey Music classes.
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.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of our online Monkey Music Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt, beautiful sticker pack and milestone card 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.
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 click here.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun on the main website.
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. You will be notified by email ahead of each payment taken and also when payment has been taken.
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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The summer term ends on Friday 17th July and we would like to...

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