Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks & Westerham

Alison Norman 01892 671997
Welcome to our classes

Welcome to Monkey Music in the Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks area. Popular since 2003, our high-quality, progressive and fun-filled, pre-school music classes, delight and captivate children and adults alike. We know music is fundamental to a pre-school-aged child's development. Let us nurture a life-time of music in your child! X

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Nearly 17 years ago I saw my first Monkey Music class in London and was hooked. I wanted to be part of the troop and have never looked back.  After busily teaching Monkey Music in the London area for 2 years, we brought Monkey Music to Kent.   

Since 2003, with our very first classes in Pembury Village Hall and the Camden Centre in Tunbridge Wells, our classes have continued to grow. We are so proud to have welcomed hundreds of local families to join in the fun.  

Our classes are deliberately small and make full use of the 30-minute sessions to captivate and educate, through structured, social, music-making.  We use over 300 original and traditional songs, musical games and exciting movement ideas throughout the curriculum.  Our specialist teachers are selected not only for their evident musical talent, but also for their natural ability to communicate with and entertain young children and their families.

And grown-ups love Monkey Music as much as the children!  We welcome parents, grandparent, siblings, aunts and uncles, nannies and childminders. We know that many lasting friendships are formed at our classes.  Special memories are made at Monkey Music as carers share precious time with your baby, toddler or pre-schooler, watching them develop and grow in confidence.  Parents often tell us that the way we teach at Monkey Music in this safe and structured environment has helped prepare their children for starting nursery, kindergarten and school.

As teachers, we witness and share the milestones your "little monkey" reaches at each stage of development.  It is an absolute privilege for us to share first claps, waves, steps and words. Monkey Music teaching truly is a unique and rewarding way of life.

I am incredibly lucky to have a wonderful team of dedicated and talented teachers who  love Monkey Music as much as I do.  Please read on to meet our merry band!

So, what are you waiting for? Your first class is complimentary. Please join us as we celebrate our 15th year of Monkeying around the area. We’d love to meet you! X

 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

The Camden Centre, Market Square, Next to Pure Gym, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2SW

10:00am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Sevenoaks Indoor Bowling Centre, Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UX

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Tuesday

Christ Church Tonbridge, High St, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SG

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Wednesday

Masonic Hall, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UY

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Sevenoaks Indoor Bowling Centre, Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UX

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months

Thursday

Platt Memorial Hall, Platt Memorial Hall, Platinum Way, St. Mary's Platt, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 8FH

10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

Friday

Sevenoaks Indoor Bowling Centre, Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UX

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:25am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:05am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months

The Camden Centre, Market Square, Next to Pure Gym, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2SW

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
1:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds

Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 16th April
Half Term:
Monday 28th May - Sunday 3rd June
Term Ends:
Monday 16th July

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 10th September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Sunday 28th October
Term Ends:
Friday 14th December

"I seriously can't speak highly enough of Monkey Music and the way it is run"

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"Monkey Music has really inspired Finley's love of music and instruments which I hope will continue to grow"

Monkey Music Mum

"I would highly recommend Monkey Music to anyone looking for a fun sensory/music class for their baby"

Monkey Music Mum

"It's been amazing watching them go from simple awe at the sounds at 3 months old to joining in with the actions and playing the instruments"

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"It's the highlight of our week"

Monkey Music Customer

"Just brilliant! Monkey Music has totally nurtured a love of music whilst having lots of fun and laughs along the way".

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Celebrate with Monkey!

Celebrate with monkey and his other little monkey friends who join him singing, dancing, and playing musical party games. Monkey’s parties are great fun for children and babies of all ages. Each party is individually tailored to suit each separate occasion and always includes the birthday child’s favourite Monkey Music songs.

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"It was brilliant. The hour went so fast and all the toddlers and babies there enjoyed it - a perfect way to keep little ones entertained"

Monkey Music Parent

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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"Both my children LOVED Monkey's Christmas Workshop. It was such fabulous festive fun. They adored it!"

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

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Wrotham Music Festival August 2017 "I thought you did an amazing job with the large number of children and age range. Ella loved it"

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The Monkey Team

Hannah Roberts

With a degree in Theatre Studies, a passion for performing and singing, Monkey Music is my dream job. I feel privileged to be a special part of the early years of such young babies and children. It is so rewarding to watch them grow and develop their own love of music with each stage of our classes.

Julia Jukes

Growing up with a passion for music & dance, I was so excited to join Monkey Music in September 2016. I teach in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and absolutely love it. It is a privilege to see the children develop their own love for music, whilst growing in confidence, making friends & having fun.

Lucy Fouracre

Hi, I'm Lucy in my 9th year of Monkey Music teaching. From a Musical Theatre background, I grew up singing, dancing and acting. So, Monkey Music is a perfect fit around family life with my own 2 cheeky monkeys. I absolutely love watching the children grow and develop. It is such a rewarding job.

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 a singalong promo CD 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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