Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Hersham, Molesey, Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon

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Hello, my name is Alex Schirn and together with my wonderful team of teachers, I run Monkey Music in Weybridge, Cobham, Stoke D’Abernon, Walton on Thames, Hersham and Molesey. We offer a range of classes individually tailored for each age group, from 3 months to 4 years. We can’t wait to meet you!

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I grew up surrounded by music at home, I play the piano and clarinet as well as singing. As a child and teenager I competed in various competitions for singing, winning a national award for a solo song at age 16. I took part in musical theatre and was part of a local choir and orchestra.  

When I had my first child I was passionate about exposing him to music as much as possible as I understand how much it can help with child development and the skills it teaches. This lead me to finding Monkey Music seven years ago and I continue to attend classes with my daughter. I have watched as both of my children have thrived and learnt through the progressive curriculum Monkey Music offers and as a family we have thoroughly enjoyed attending classes. When the opportunity came for me to run a franchise of my own I jumped at it! 

At Monkey Music we offer a range of classes individually tailored for each of our four age groups from 3 months to 4 years. By singing songs, using actions and engaging with colourful props and instruments, children build confidence, improve their vocabulary and coordination and develop vital life skills. Our classes are also designed to encourage positive communication and bonding between carer and child, as well as nurturing a lifetime of music.

Book your class with us today and join in the fun! 

 

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

Cobham United Reform Church, Cobham United Reform Church, 38 Stoke Road, Cobham, KT11 3BD

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Tuesday

Esher Rugby Club, Esher Rugby Club, 369 Molesey Road, Hersham, Surrey, KT12 3PF

9:20am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:25am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
12:05pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Wednesday

Weybridge St Mary's Church, Weybridge St Mary's Church, Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9SZ

9:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Thursday

St James' Parish Centre, Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DE

9:50am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:30am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:20pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
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Vine Hall, Vine Hall, Vine Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9LF

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Friday

The Sacred Heart Church Hall, The Sacred Heart Church Hall, 25 Between Streets, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1AA

9:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:45am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
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Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2021

Term Starts:
Monday 6th September
Half Term:
Monday 25th October - Saturday 30th October
Term Ends:
Friday 17th December

Spring Term 2022

Term Starts:
Monday 10th January
Half Term:
Monday 14th February - Friday 18th February
Term Ends:
Friday 1st April

My little one LOVES Monkey Music. It is great for them to gain confidence and improve coordination from baby to toddler. The teachers are very kind and get to know each child individually.

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These classes have been a real lifeline for me and my son. He loves all the lights, bubbles, music and songs and for me, it breaks up the day and gives me something to focus on.

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I started coming to Monkey Music with my eldest when she was just three months old and 5 years later I'm still going with my youngest. It's never dull, always engaging and the teachers are amazing!

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‘Thanks so much for the class Alex, we loved it! She actually sat and did the whole thing which is pretty much unheard of!’

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We did the class earlier this afternoon. It was so great!! A loved it. It was so well filmed as well - & better than the live streamed classes we’ve tried that have a lag or sound issues.

Monkey Music Mum

The online session made me realise how much we've missed our Monkey Music classes!

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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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"Thank you so much for hosting my son's first birthday party and making the day fun! We all had an amazing time and didn't want it to end!"

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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.

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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.

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"Thank you Alex for coming along and entertaining the children in the local hospital. They loved it and you were so great with them. Even Mayor Rachael Lake of Elmbridge joined in"

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The Monkey Team

Alex Schirn

It's an absolute pleasure seeing the children each week and watching them develop and grow as we progress through the curriculum, I'm often amazed at how clever they are! From a 3 month old baby reaching out for a sound to a 3 year old telling me how many strings a violin has. I love it!

Chelsea Best

Chelsea studied performing arts and has a beautiful singing voice.  Chelsea's classes are full of fun and always delivered with the biggest smile! Chelsea has 2 little monkeys of her own, 1 year old Rosie and 5 year old Henry. 

Liz Pickop

Liz has been working as a primary school teacher for the past 18 years and specialises in music with a degree from Cambridge University.  Liz is grade 8 piano, grade 7 saxophone and also plays the flute and ukulele.  Liz has her own little monkey, 5 month old Hattie. 

Is there any social distancing at Monkey Music Classes? From 19th July 2021, our class set up will ensure that our families participate in a Monkey Music experience at a comfortable social distance from each other. Families will be reminded that whilst some may feel comfortable letting their children socialise (especially if attending with friends), others may not and so they should still be vigilant and respect the wishes of other families.
Will it be necessary to wear a face covering to a Monkey Music session? From 19th July 2021, we are implementing a new policy where adult carers are required to wear a face covering until seated with their family on a mat in the classroom. Whilst remaining seated, the wearing of a face covering is optional. However, whilst moving around the classroom, adult carers should wear a face covering. The safety of our families is paramount and families are reminded to respect the wishes of other families who make a personal choice to wear a face covering at all times.
What is your Health and Safety plan around Covid-19? Please see our Monkey Music Covid-19 Health and Safety plan here which details the measures we are putting in place to keep everyone safe at Monkey Music.
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 ones sing, dance and play musical instruments. Grown ups join in the fun too!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
What if I miss my usual class? Should you miss a class, or your teacher is unable to teach, you will be invited to join in at home with a link to a special pre-recorded Monkey Music class. You may enjoy this class as many times as you would like over the week. Subject to availability, it may also be possible for you to attend a class in person to catch up or make up for a missed class. Please speak to your teacher for more details.
What do I need to bring with me? Everything you need to enjoy our classes is made available by the teacher, however, should you prefer not to use the Monkey Music instruments provided at class (these will have been freshly santised for each customer prior to use), you may bring your own Monkey Music approved instruments purchased from our online shop or identical items bought elsewhere. You may also bring along your own small blanket for your child to sit on.
Can I bring a newborn baby too? Babes in arms accompanying older siblings are welcome in our classes free of charge, please speak to your local classes for more information.
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.
Do I have to be musical? No! Our teachers will make you feel welcome whatever your musical ability.
Do I have to sing along? We love it when our families join in and your children benefit from hearing the sound of a familiar voice, no matter how good or bad! At step 4 of the roadmap, we are encouraging everyone to sing quietly and directly to their own children. Customers may enjoy our songs at home by purchasing our class specific download albums or books - all available from our online shop.
Can I bring an adult friend/relative to class? Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we ask that only one adult accompanies the child/children to Monkey Music classes.
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 and is a popular go-to places between classes to enjoy making Monkey Music at home.
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.
Why pay a membership fee? When enrolling in Monkey Music for the first time, a child becomes a member of our online Monkey Music Club. New members receive a Welcome Pack, including a Monkey Music T-shirt, beautiful sticker pack and milestone card 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.
How do I cancel my class booking? You can cancel your booking at any time within 15 calendar days from your booking confirmation date if you have not had face to face contact with your franchisee when making that booking. To exercise your right you must inform your franchisee in writing of your decision to cancel within the cancellation period. Notice can be provided by emailing the email address or writing to the address provided to you in the booking confirmation email, including your name, home address, details of your booking and, where available, your phone number and email address or you can print off and post or email to the email or postal address shown in the booking confirmation email a completed model cancellation form, a copy of which is available from your franchisee. In addition to the above you can end your enrolment for terms of regular classes with Monkey Music on giving at least one month’s prior written notice to be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due. For those paying termly: If you have opted to pay for classes termly this means that notice must be received by your franchisee by 1st day of the month prior to the month the next term is due to start. If you seek to terminate the contract before this date your franchisee will try to fill the place(s) you have booked with other customers but if your franchisee is unable to do so then you may not be entitled to a refund. For those paying monthly. If you have chosen to pay monthly then notice must be received by the first day of the month prior to the month your next payment is due. Provided your notice to terminate has been received by your franchisee by the 1st of the month before the next payment is due then the contract will end and you will not be required to pay the next payment.
Where can I buy Monkey Music merchandise? Please click here.
How do I become a Monkey Music franchisee? For more details, please click here
What happens at a Monkey Music Birthday Party? See More Fun on the main website.
Do classes just run during term time? Regular classes run during term time. Many areas also run seasonal Holiday Workshops during school holidays.
How many children are in a class? During our transition to classes due to Covid-19, places are limited and will vary from venue to venue. Our maximum capacity is 15 children per class.
Do I have to pay in advance? Yes. After your first complimentary class you reserve your place and you may choose to pay for our regular weekly classes either monthly or termly. Monthly payments will be due on the 1st of a month for classes booked in that month. Customers joining midway through a month will be charged for the remainder of classes in that month. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for classes in the first month of booking. Termly payments will be due on the 1st of the month that each term commences. Customers joining midway through a term will be charged on booking for the remainder of classes in that term. Customers booking prior to the start of term will be charged for the term on the day of booking. You will be notified by email ahead of each payment taken and also when payment has been taken.
How much does a class cost? Please ask at your local Monkey Music Office.
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.
At what age can my child start Monkey Music? From 3 months old.
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.
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.
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
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.

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