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Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Uxbridge, Eastcote, Northwood, Harrow & StanmoreClaire Taylor 0208 427 6595 [email protected] View our local page
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!Read more...
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.Read more...
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
Bernay's Memorial Hall, 25 The Broadway, Stanmore, HA7 4DA
Haste Hill Golf Club, The Drive, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 1HN
New Denham Community Centre, Oxford Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 4DN
Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex, Gatting Way, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1ES
Eastcote Methodist Church, Pamela Gardens, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 2QU
HarroWall, 2a & 3a Neptune Trading Estate, Neptune Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HX
Eastcote Methodist Church, Pamela Gardens, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 2QU
Monkey Term Dates
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th January
Monday 18th February - Saturday 23rd February
Saturday 6th April
Summer Term 2019
Tuesday 23rd April
Monday 27th May - Saturday 1st June
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!"
"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"
"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
"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."
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!Send a Party Enquiry
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.Book your Workshop here!
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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.
The Monkey Team
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!
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!
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.
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