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

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My name is Tonya and I run Monkey Music in Oakwood, Winchmore Hill, Palmers Green and Southgate 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. Both my teachers and I love what we do and hope that you will too.

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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.  I have been running the franchise since 2006 and 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 week's 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 class 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.  In every class, regardless of age, the babies and children have their own set of percussion instruments. For babies, we ensure they are small and easy to hold and safe to be explored.  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 taking turns, 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 thirty minute sessions the children are captivated by their teacher in class sizes of not more than fifteen.

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. 

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.' Classes run termly for between 10-13 weeks, depending on the school term.  You can join anytime through the term and if you have missed the beginning the cost will be calculated pro-rata.  The first class is complimentary if pre booked and there are a wide range of days and times to choose from each week.

What's next?

I'm certain that if you attend our classes your child will grow in confidence, improve their listening skills and make new friends.  Please get in contact to book your class soon.  We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

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

9:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Oakwood - St Thomas Church

Tuesday

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

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at United Reformed Church

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

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at St Pauls Church Hall

Wednesday

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

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:00am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at St Pauls Church Hall

Thursday

St Peters, Langham Gardens, Grange Park, London, N21 1DN

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at St Peters

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

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:50am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at St Pauls Church Hall

Friday

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

9:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at The Bourne Methodist Church

Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Tuesday 23rd April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Monday 22nd July

Autumn Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 9th September
Half Term:
Monday 21st October - Friday 25th October
Term Ends:
Friday 13th December

"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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