Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Southfields SW18, Tooting SW17 & Streatham SW16

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Welcome to our classes

Local families have enjoyed our much-loved weekly classes for over 19 years. With my own family I know the joy that music brings, regardless of ability, which makes Monkey Music an exceptional place to start. My name is Jennifer and I am delighted to be offering Monkey Music classes in Wandsworth, Tooting and Streatham.

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Here in Wandsworth, Tooting and Streatham 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.

Families

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 am delighted to be part of a teaching team with experts in the field of music, pre-school development, professional musicians and performers. Our specialist teachers are selected not only for their evident musical talent and singing, but also for their natural ability to communicate with and entertain your baby, toddler or nursery aged child.

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, socialise with other babies and children, communicate effectively and develop their fine and gross motor skills through playing, singing and dancing. Children listen to themselves and others, strengthen their memory and recall skills... 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 30-minute 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 12 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.

Making Progress

Often a child that has spent the entire first class glued to a carers lap will grow in confidence and self-esteem so rapidly that they are able to collect their own instruments and 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, feeling part of a group and being involved in the experience. 

We have yet to meet a toddler or nursery aged child whose face doesn't light up when offered a drum to beat or a maraca to shake with the rest of the group. 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's Story

Monkey Music has provided Award Winning Children's Music Activities for 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 18 years we have continued to teach classes locally in venues carefully chosen for easy access, space for buggies including all the equipment that accompanies a little one. Several have onsite cafés where you can enjoy a coffee and a chat with other parents from your child's class. 

 

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 web site and book in for your complimentary class to experience the Monkey Music magic.

 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5EP

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:55am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St Barnabas Church

Tooting Lido Pavilion, Tooting Bec Road, London, SW16 1RU

2:10pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
2:45pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:20pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
4:00pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Tooting Lido Pavilion

Trinity Road Chapel, 207 Trinity Road, London, SW17 7HW

10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:35am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at Trinity Road Chapel

NatureScope Wandsworth Common, The Nature Centre, beside Skylark Cafe, Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 3RT

9:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:00am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at NatureScope Wandsworth Common

Tuesday

Battersea Reach, BBO Dance, 17 Ensign House, Juniper Drive, London, SW18 1TA

9:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:55am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Battersea Reach

Immanuel and St Andrew Church, 452 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 3PY

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
10:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
Book a class at Immanuel and St Andrew Church

Wednesday

East Hill Baptist Church, 182 East Hill, Wandsworth, London, SW18 2HD

10:00am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at East Hill Baptist Church

NatureScope Wandsworth Common, The Nature Centre, beside Skylark Cafe, Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 3RT

10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at NatureScope Wandsworth Common

Thursday

Earlsfield Library, Magdalen Road, Earlsfield, London, SW18 3NY

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:55am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:25am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Earlsfield Library

St Michael's and All Angels Church, 71 Wimbledon Park Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5TT

2:25pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:05pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:35pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at St Michael's and All Angels Church

Friday

St Mary Magdalene, 10A Wiseton Road, London, SW17 7EE

9:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at St Mary Magdalene

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2019

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

Spring Term 2020

Term Starts:
Monday 6th January
Half Term:
Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February
Term Ends:
Friday 3rd April

"I go to work after we've done our Monkey Music session and honestly, it puts me in the best mood, I feel so optimistic and ready to go after our session!! Highlight of the week!"

Monkey Music Parent

"I'm pretty sure that you've planted the seeds in Lily for a life-long love for all things musical. We envy all your future little Monkeys!''

Monkey Music Mum

"My daughter has learnt new things in a creative, fun way in a relaxed and loving environment, no pressure."

Monkey Music Customer

"The teachers are full of inspiration and clearly understand the little ones needs and attention spans!! "

Heigh Ho Customer

"My son and I have just attended our second class and I just wanted to say the teacher is fantastic! She is enthusiastic and engaging - and great with the kids"

Heigh Ho Parent

"Thank you so much for the class yesterday - my son and I really enjoyed it and it’s such a lovely group of mums! We all went for coffee afterwards which was a welcome surprise."

Rock'n'Roll 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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"I just wanted to say how brilliant Harriet was on Sunday at my son's first birthday party. Max loves her classes and he and his friends had a great time"

Monkey Music Mum

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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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

Jennifer Jaques

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. 

Beckie Topsom

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.

Sarah Higginbotham

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.

Fabienne Borget

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!

Rosie Gibbs

I grew up in a family of classical musicians, studying music to A-Level, alongside piano, clarinet and voice. I regularly performed and conducted, becoming a Cambridge Choral Scholar whilst studying law at university. I am passionate about the power of music in early childhood development.

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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