Welcome to Monkey Music! Classes in Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Hersham, Molesey, Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon

Alex Schirn 0208 2240096
Welcome to our classes

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 but my main instrument is my voice. 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.

We would be delighted to welcome you and your child to experience one of our award winning classes. Come along to a complimentary class and share 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, 38 Stoke Road, Cobham, KT11 3BD

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Cobham United Reform Church

Tuesday

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

9:20am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Esher Rugby Club

Wednesday

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

1:45pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
3:10pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
3:45pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
Book a class at St James' Parish Centre

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

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Weybridge St Mary's Church

Thursday

Weybridge Scout Hut, 20 Springfield Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8AW

9:20am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at Weybridge Scout Hut

Vine Hall, Vine Hall Vine Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9LF

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:05am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
1:40pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at Vine Hall

Friday

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

9:55am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
11:05am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
11:40am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
Book a class at The Sacred Heart Church Hall

Saturday

St Andrews Church, Hersham Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey, KT12 1LG

9:45am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
10:20am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months
10:55am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds
11:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months
Book a class at St Andrews Church

Monkey Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018

Term Starts:
Monday 3rd September
Half Term:
Monday 22nd October - Saturday 27th October
Term Ends:
Saturday 15th December

Term

Term Starts:
Thursday 1st January
Half Term:
n/a
Term Ends:
Thursday 1st January

"Monkey Music is the highlight of our week! The teachers bring music to life and my children and I love it in equal measure. Seeing their progress is so rewarding!"

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"We love Monkey Music and look forward to the classes each week. We have the CD's in the car and sing along whilst out. Classes also helped to meet local Mums who we see for play dates, so thank you Monkey!"

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"Ruby's been attending classes since she was 3 months old. She's now 7 months and it's so lovely to see her grow with the classes from learning to track sounds to pay attention & focus on our wonderful teacher"

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"We love coming to Monkey Music, it's the highlight of our week. The teachers are great, the songs are fun and we love playing the instruments and learning about music"

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"My daughter & I love Monkey Music. It is good quality time together, with lots of fun, singing, dancing & giggles. During all the fun, the children are learning to read music and play instruments!"

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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!"

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.

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Monkey Music
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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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"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!

Michelle Tompsett

Michelle worked in London's West End for 10 years, appararing in musicals including Mamma Mia! She says inspiring children with music is an absolute joy. She has 2 of her own Little Monkeys George and Kia.

Karen Ross

Karen started performing professionally from the age of 8 & played the flute to Grade 6. After school she studied dance & drama and now teaches Tap. Karen's classes are always fun-filled, happy places & the grown-ups are as likely to leave with a smile on their faces as the children.

Carl Carew

Carl has a degree in Performing Arts and worked as a professional actor & singer. Carl has 3 children who love Monkey Music! He says 'Monkey Music combines the main passions in my life - music, performing and working with children. My class ethos is Fun, Fun, Fun!'

Emma Lucas

Emma trained in musical theatre & appreared in West End shows including Into The Woods & Annie! As a child she played the piano & the violin. Emma loves to sing & dance and loves seeing the children's faces light up when they suddenly find they are playing in time with the 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 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 a singalong promo CD 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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