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Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Watford, Radlett and BusheyClaire Taylor 020 8427 6595 [email protected]
Hello, I'm Claire and I am delighted to be running Monkey Music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children across Watford, Radlett and Bushey. Nurturing a love of music in children and enabling all our families to share precious time together is a delight!Read more...
My Monkey Music journey first began as a mum, enjoying all 4 classes with my children and in 2016 I was privileged to take over and run local classes in Uxbridge and Harrow. When the opportunity arose to open more lessons in Hertfordshire too, I jumped at the chance! Nurturing a love of music in young children and enabling all our families to share precious time together is a delight!
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. 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 and now both our kids have now progressed through all four stages of the Monkey Music curriculum.
The baby class, Rock'n'Roll is a lovely gentle introduction to music and a great bonding time for baby and carer. Babies are fascinated by all the wonderful sounds they hear and sights they see, offering a sensory experience to help develop your baby’s innate musical ability.
The next step around a year old is Heigh-Ho! Here, our toddlers love exploring all the large colourful props and the instruments. This class takes advantage that your little one is on the move giving them ample opportunity to individually respond to the music and explore the instruments and the sounds they can make
At 2, it is time for Jiggety-Jig and in this class the children really develop their listening skills, playing different rhythms and exploring the multitude of ways different instruments can be played and the different sounds they make. This class sees your little one grow in confidence, developing their sense of rhythm, interacting with the teacher and each other and using their own initiative to move and play along to the music.
Next is Ding-Dong, the preschool class. This class is incredible – the children learn to read music, write their own compositions and identify the instruments of the orchestra as well as singing along to all the familiar songs with gusto! It is an amazing springboard from which to continue developing their musical career in school and beyond.
Not only do children attending Monkey Music develop all the skills needed to start playing an instrument, and instil a lifetime love of music, they also learn so many skills that will benefit them in other areas as well. Early music education is well-known to benefit many areas of the brain and our Monkey Music curriculum has been specifically designed to help all areas of development. Action songs and rhymes build language and numerical skills; playing handheld 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!
It is a privilege each week to teach the babies, toddlers and preschoolers, 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.
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 with your child.Read more...
Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!
Monkey Music near youBOOK YOUR FREE CLASS HERE!
Red Lion Radlett, 78-80 Watling Street, Radlett, WD7 7NP
Sacred Heart and St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, London Road, Bushey, WD23 1BA
Watford Quaker House, 150 Church Road, Watford, WD17 4QB
Monkey Term Dates
Autumn Term 2019
Monday 23rd September
Monday 21st October - Saturday 26th October
Friday 20th December
Spring Term 2020
Thursday 9th January
Friday 3rd April
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
Hi, I am Claire and am excited to be starting classes in the Watford area in September! Both my children attended all 4 stages of the Monkey Music curriculum, I currently run classes in Harrow and Uxbridge and am looking forward to meeting lots new families soon!
Hello, my name is Becca and I started as a Monkey Music party host before becoming a Monkey Music teacher the following year. I have a Performing Arts degree and an Advanced Certificate in Singing, and I love sharing my passion for music and performance with the children in our Monkey Music classes!
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