After months of lockdown, our Monkey Music teachers are really excited for a fresh start this Autumn term and to...
Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Southfields SW18, Tooting, Balham SW17 & Streatham SW16Jennifer Jaques 0208 672 5791 [email protected]
Monkey Music in Wandsworth is enjoyed by hundreds of families every week. With captivating and stimulating activities, there's always plenty of fun and learning in our award-winning age specific classes for babies, toddlers and young children. We’d love to see you – just scroll down to see our timetable and to book your first free class. Autumn booking open!Read more...
With my own family I know the joy that music brings, regardless of ability, which makes Monkey Music an exceptional place to start. Local families have enjoyed our much-loved weekly classes for over 20 years. Here in Wandsworth we have a very talented team, teaching our Award-Winning Curriculum, which is at the heart of our pre-school classes. With their high energy and creativity, they provide children's musical activities within a family friendly environment.
As with so many families' music has always been part of our daily lives and we welcome parents, grandparents, nannies, carers of babies, toddlers and nursery aged children to share our classes. My own background is in musical theatre, and so at home my family still happily trips over the much-loved instruments to gather around the piano for a song.
I wouldn't be able to run my classes without my fantastic team of teachers. This highly skilled team dedicate so much time and effort into attending training courses, planning and refining their lessons to ensure each child gets the most they can from every class. They enjoy teaching the classes as much as the families enjoy attending and it is a pleasure to introduce them to you. Please read below to meet our fantastic team!
Music Groups and Learning
Music plays an important role in the pre-school early development of a child. As a baby we are instinctive music makers and as parents we naturally use music to sooth and calm. At Monkey Music our curriculum and resources use songs and activities that are carefully selected for each developmental stage. The children will learn to move to music, communicate effectively and develop their fine and gross motor skills through playing, singing and dancing. The benefits of music are enormous, and our activities and resources are used to stimulate and educate your child at every stage. We will teach your child the structure of our classes from the very beginning.
Classes are deliberately small and make full use of the sessions to captivate your child and family. Monkey Music's tried, and tested children's musical activities use 300 original and traditional songs, a wide range of resources, musical games, and exciting movement ideas throughout the curriculum.
Pre-school babies and toddlers are grouped for our children's musical activities to ensure the 'best fit' for your child with our four unique groups:
Rock'n'Roll Classes - Babies from 3 months enjoy gentle songs and absorbing activities learning with sensory stimulation, specialist instruments and resources.
Heigh Ho - Toddlers from 10 months get up on their feet and develop gross motor skills, learning activities such as clapping rhythms and dancing to a favourite song.
Jiggety-Jig Classes - 2 and 3 year old children are now displaying a range of musical skills on a variety of instruments, learning singing and even beginning to compose their own music.
Ding Dong Classes - 3 and 4 year old children at this stage can read music and explore instruments of the orchestra. Our musical activities and songs are looked at in more detail and so they are learning to compose, listen and start singing in groups and on their own.
In all our classes, unlike nursery and kindergarten, our musical activities are a shared experience with other families.
Some children that have spent the entire first class glued to a grownups lap will grow in confidence and self-esteem so rapidly participate fully in the same song or activities only a few weeks later. This development is gained by understanding the structure and routine of the class, knowing what to expect and being involved in the experience.
We have yet to meet a toddler or nursery aged child whose face doesn't light up with a drum to beat or a maraca to shake. In fact, all children are born with instinctive musicality, but it takes early encouragement to enable a baby or child to reach their full musical potential and our Monkey Music curriculum and resources have been honed over many years to allow them to do so.
Monkey Music has provided Award Winning Children's Music Activities for over 25 years. They are the longest running pre-school music classes in the UK. Thousands of babies, toddlers and nursery aged children are learning in our weekly classes all over the country. Here in Wandsworth, Tooting and Streatham our classes have become highly sought after.
Since classes started Monkey Music has been nominated and won many prestigious mother and baby awards, including Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity Award and the Best National Toddler Development Class. There are now more than 50 franchises across the country operating in more than 300 locations in the UK.
Wandsworth SW18, Tooting SW17 and Streatham SW16
For over 20 years we have continued to teach classes and we will be back in our local venues this term.
Many lasting family friendships are formed in our classes.
I would be absolutely delighted to meet your family so please have a look at the current timetable on this website and book in for your class to experience the magic of Monkey Music.
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
St Barnabas Church Parish Room, St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5EP
The White Eagle Club, Hamilton House, Hamilton House, 211 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7BQ
Trinity Road Chapel, Trinity Road Chapel, 207 Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, London, SW17 7HW
Join Monkey Music at Home presented live by Jen, At Home, Wandsworth Common, London, - Select state -, SW17 7RP
Battersea Reach at BBO Studios, BBO Dance, 17 Ensign House, Juniper Drive, London, SW18 1TA
East Hill Baptist Church, East Hill Baptist Church, 182 East Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2HD
St Barnabas Church Patio Room, St Barnabas Church, Merton Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5EP
Trinity Road Chapel, Trinity Road Chapel, 207 Trinity Road, Wandsworth Common, London, SW17 7HW
St Michael and All Angels Church, St Michael and All Angels Church, 71 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5TT
Earlsfield Library, Earlsfield Library, Magdalen Road, London, SW18 3NY
St Mary Magdalene Vestry Hall, St Mary Magdalene Vestry Hall, 10A Wiseton Road, Off Bellevue & Nottingham Road, London, SW17 7EE
Monkey Term Dates
Autumn Term 2021
Monday 6th September
Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October
Friday 10th December
Spring Term 2022
Thursday 6th January
Monday 14th February - Friday 18th February
Friday 1st April
"Thank you so much for this wonderful lifesaver during lockdown and now in our face to face class again hurray!"
You provide a ray of sunshine and we are so thankful for having you as our teacher, funny, caring, talented, thoughtful, positive, super-dynamic and engaging. Keep on doing what you do. We love you!"
"Thank you SO much - that was absolutely brilliant - well done! Freddie and Toby joined in way more than with anything else we’ve tried."
“K’s development has really blossomed since starting her weekly classes and the care and attention that she receives every week always brings a smile to my face!"
"We will definitely be joining classes. The effort you have gone to to get everything back in venues so safely and so quickly is amazing and hugely appreciated. "
"Monkey Music has been a staple of my Monday mornings, thank you. It is a well structured programme and introduces musical concepts in such an accessible way - really clever”
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
"I just wanted to say how brilliant Sarah was on Sunday at my son's first birthday party. Max loves her classes and he and his friends had a great time"
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.Book your Workshop here!
No Monkey Workshops currently on our system, check back soon.
'So great to bring both my children to this mixed age workshop, Jodie loved being with her big brother, sharing Monkey Music together.
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.
"What a great introduction to music, so pleased to go along and meet others, we will definitely join"
The Monkey Team
At home my family happily trips over the much-loved instruments to gather around the piano for a song. I have seen the joy that music brings to the very young, regardless of ability, and to share that each week as a Monkey Music teacher is my pleasure.
I trained and worked as an actress for years. I used to take my daughter to Monkey Music and as we'd enjoyed the classes when the opportunity came up to train as a teacher I snapped it up.
I have been teaching for Monkey Music for 9 years. I am passionate about music education - for all ages! When I'm not at Monkey Music I am a school singing teacher and keen trombonist. I love Monkey Music as it sets the foundation for a lifetime of music.
I am a French Soprano with a diploma in Post Vocal Training from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and I have performed opera on various stages until the birth of my second child in 2008. I started Monkey Music in 2017 and I enjoy it so much. Peekaboo is my favourite Monkey Music song!
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