Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Uxbridge, Eastcote, Northwood, Harrow & Stanmore

Claire Taylor 0208 427 6595
Welcome to our classes

Hello, I'm Claire and I run Monkey Music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers throughout the boroughs of Hillingdon and Harrow. My Monkey Music journey began as a mum, enjoying all 4 classes with my children and I am now privileged to run the franchise and teach too. Nurturing a love of music in young children is a delight!

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I have always lived in the local area having grown up in Ickenham and then moving to Harrow as an adult.

Music has always been a great passion of mine. I started playing the violin from the age of 7 and joined the Harrow School for Young Musicians soon after. During this time I had some amazing opportunities to play at wonderful venues including the Royal Albert Hall. Later in life, I met and married a fellow violinist who is an incredibly talented musician. Needless to say, music plays a big part in our lives!

We were therefore delighted to discover Monkey Music with our first child, Noah. Knowing how music helps in all aspects of a child's development and wanting to instil a love of music with him at an early age, this was the perfect activity for us. Noah progressed through all four stages of the Monkey Music curriculum. He started with the baby class, Rock'n'Roll which was a lovely gentle introduction to music and a great bonding time for us. He was spellbound by all the new and fascinating sounds. When he was on the move, it was time for Heigh-Ho! Here, he loved all the large colourful props and exploring with great intent, all the instruments. At 2, it was time for Jiggety-Jig and in this class Noah really developed his listening skills, playing different rhythms and exploring the multitude of ways different instruments can be played and the different sounds they make. Next was Ding-Dong, the preschool class. This class was incredible - Noah learnt to read music, write his own compositions and identify the instruments of the orchestra as well as sing along to all the familiar songs with gusto! We were sad to 'graduate' but he has taken all these skills learnt with him into school and we are now enjoying the Monkey Music journey with our daughter. Both children have developed a love of music that will hopefully last a lifetime!

Having seen first-hand the benefits of attending Monkey Music, I jumped at the chance to run my local franchise of Harrow, Uxbridge and Edgware. It has been wonderful to delve into the curriculum and understand exactly how it has been designed to help all areas of development. Action songs and rhymes build language and numerical skills; playing hand held instruments such as maracas, drums and castanets refine fine motor skills while movement helps facilitate the awareness of space and of each other. Being within a group helps build children's confidence and social interaction. But the children don't realise this, they just know they are having fun and enjoying themselves!

Now, as a teacher, it is a privilege to teach the babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, to see them captivated by the class and to see them develop through a love of music. And it is not just the children, the grownups have such fun too and it is lovely to share in their enjoyment as well.

Here at Monkey Music Uxbridge, Harrow and Edgware we have a wonderful team of teachers who you can read about below. We run classes throughout Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Northwood, Eastcote, Pinner, Harrow, Hayes, Greenford, Northolt, Ruislip, Ickenham, Wembley, Stanmore and Iver.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you soon, so book your complimentary class today and come and join us on your own Monkey Music journey. 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Bernay's Memorial Hall, 25 The Broadway, Stanmore, HA7 4DA

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:20am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Bernay's Memorial Hall

Haste Hill Golf Club, The Drive, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1HN

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
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
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Haste Hill Golf Club

Tuesday

New Denham Community Centre, Oxford Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 4DN

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at New Denham Community Centre

Wednesday

Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, Gatting Way, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1ES

9:45am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:45am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex

Thursday

Eastcote Methodist Church, Pamela Gardens, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 2QU

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:00pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:40pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
4:20pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at Eastcote Methodist Church

Friday

HarroWall, 2a & 3a Neptune Trading Estate, Neptune Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HX

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
12:20pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:15pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at HarroWall

Saturday

Eastcote Methodist Church, Pamela Gardens, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 2QU

9:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
9:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
12:15pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Eastcote Methodist Church

Monkey Term Dates

Spring Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 7th January
Half Term:
Monday 18th February - Saturday 23rd February
Term Ends:
Saturday 6th April

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Tuesday 23rd April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Saturday 1st June
Term Ends:
Monday 22nd July

"Nothing sums up Monkey Music better than my son when I tell him it’s Monkey Music time... “Yay. Woo hoo!!” His smile, excited arm waving and feet stamping tell me everything I need to know!"

Monkey Music mum

"Karen is a really friendly and engaging teacher and my baby girl is totally fascinated by all the sounds and instruments and songs, not to mention Monkey! Thoroughly recommend it to anyone"

Monkey Music parent

"My twin grandchildren always sing their way to our weekly class. They love their class and are learning great listening skills, musicality and self confidence. Monkey Music classes are a number 1 hit with us"s

Monkey Music grandmother

"We have absolutely loved the uplifting and fun classes with Viv. She has amazing energy, a beautiful voice and such a warm smile and personality that makes each class such a joy."

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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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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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.

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The Monkey Team

Claire Taylor

Hello, my name is Claire and I have been teaching Monkey Music in the local area since 2017. I grew up surrounded by music and started learning to play the violin from 7. I discovered Monkey Music when my son was born and it has been wonderful to first have been a Monkey Music mum and now a teacher!

Karen Bonnamy

Hello, I'm Karen and have been teaching at Monkey Music for over 15 years! I am a member of the award-winning Jubilate ladies choir and sing in many wonderful venues around the UK. I really love seeing all our Monkey Music families each week and watching the children develop!

Vivienne McMaster

Hello, I'm Viv and I have been teaching at Monkey Music since 2012. I am a trained performer and have worked in a wide variety of productions over the years. I love bringing my performing background to Monkey Music and captivating the children with our songs, music and actions.

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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Posted 28/12/18

We are very excited for our Spring term which will start on Monday 7th Janaury.

The term will be fantastic with...

Posted 18/12/18

We are excited to be hosting our Christmas workshops tomorrow, 19th December at the Eastcote Methodist Church at the...