Monkey Music Baby & Toddler Classes Music Classes in Wimbledon, Raynes Park & Merton Park

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Hello, my name is Danielle and I'm delighted to be offering Monkey Music's award winning classes.  Hailing from a family of professional musicians, I have had a keen interest in music from a very young age. Originally attending as a parent, I have seen for myself just how fantastic and unique Monkey Music is.

 

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My love of music couldn't have started earlier; the daughter of two professional musicians, I was exposed to a wide variety of music from a very early age.  As a result I have encouraged music in my own children and seen the amazing affect it can have on the confidence and learning of babies and toddlers.  I first attended Monkey Music classes as a parent in Wimbledon with my son and then my daughter.  Witnessing the children's musical understanding and ability blossom in the groups, I didn't hesitate when the opportunity arose for me to run my own Monkey Music classes!  Monkey Music really is a fantastic and unique experience; the children are having so much fun they don't realise how much they are learning and just how fantastic the musical activities are for their development.

Award Winning Music classes for babies and pre-school children

Our popular pre-school music classes have been running in the Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Merton Park area for many years with classes held in easily accessible venues from church halls to a pub.  Our age-specific music classes cater for babies, toddlers and pre-school children aged from 3 months to 4 years and each small, tailor-made, 30 minute class is highly interactive.  Led by one of our specialist teachers your child will learn to make music on the finest percussion instruments and our catchy songs, games and dances will be remembered for years to come.  Lots of our families tell us their weekly Monkey Music class is the 'event of the week' because it is so enjoyable for both children and parents.

The Benefits of Monkey Music Classes for Babies and Children

Research has shown that one year old babies who participate in interactive music classes smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music.  Come along to one of our classes here in Wimbledon, Raynes Park or Merton Park and you will most definitely see a room full of happy smiling babies, toddlers, children, parents and carers.

Our classes support many aspects of your baby and child's development and from very early on at Monkey Music our babies and toddlers are developing their musical ear, and by singing simple action songs they learn to de-code language, interact with each other and expand on their numerical skills.  Toddlers adore marching around the room in time to the music as they learn to listen what the music is asking them to do and further physical skills are developed by playing the percussion instruments.  There are many major milestones at Monkey Music - each one puts in place a stepping-stone that encourages your child to reach their full potential.

Monkey Music classes also provide a fantastic opportunity to make friends.  Many of our children, parents and carers form long-lasting friendships at Monkey Music and continue to come to classes together for many years.  Having enjoyed our classes so much and seen the benefits of Monkey Music, lots of our families return to Monkey Music time and time again with new siblings.

The Monkey Music Curriculum and Age Specific Classes

Our award winning, fun and educational four-stage progressive curriculum, with over three hundred original songs, encourages every child to fulfil their musical potential and has been developed, refined and updated over the last two decades.  Age-specific classes mean your baby or child is engaging with children of a similar age and activities are tailored to their stage of developement.  Our activites encourage and support many aspects of your baby, toddler and child's learning and development.

Our Teachers

Our wonderful music teachers here at Monkey Music are passionate about the value of singing, sounds and music in children's lives and are chosen for ther evident musical talent and natural empathy with young children.  Teachers create a fun, stimulating and friendly environment where they will gently encourage your child's learning.  All of our teachers have attended and passed a Monkey Music teacher training programme, have a clear enhanced Disclosure and Barring certificate and are trained in basic first aid.  Please read on below to find out more about our lovely teachers.

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Growing up in tune with Monkey Music!

Monkey Music near you

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Monday

The Mansel Road Centre, Room 1, Trinity Church, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4AA

9:30am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:40am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
11:15am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at The Mansel Road Centre

Tuesday

West Wimbledon Bowls Club, 55 Durham Road, Raynes Park, SW20 0DE

9:25am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:00am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:35am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:10am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at West Wimbledon Bowls Club

The Mansel Road Centre, Room 1, Trinity Church, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4AA

2:20pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
3:00pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
3:35pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
4:10pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at The Mansel Road Centre

Emmanuel Church, 24 Ridgway, Wimbledon Village, SW19 4QN

9:20am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
9:55am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:35am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
11:10am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at Emmanuel Church

Wednesday

Avenue Hall (West Wimbledon Society), Richmond Road, Raynes Park, SW20 0PQ

9:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
10:05am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:15am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at Avenue Hall (West Wimbledon Society)

Thursday

Everyday Church, 30 Queens Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8LR

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:10am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:50am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:30am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
1:45pm
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
2:30pm
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
3:10pm
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
3:45pm
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
Book a class at Everyday Church

St Mary's Church Hall, Church Path, Merton Park, London, SW19 3HJ

9:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
10:15am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:50am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at St Mary's Church Hall

Friday

The Mansel Road Centre, Room 1, Trinity Church, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4AA

9:30am
Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds This Term Next Term
10:05am
Ding-Dong 3 + 4 year olds This Term Next Term
10:40am
Heigh-Ho From 12 months This Term Next Term
11:15am
Rock'n'Roll From 3 months This Term Next Term
Book a class at The Mansel Road Centre

Monkey Term Dates

Summer Term 2019

Term Starts:
Monday 29th April
Half Term:
Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May
Term Ends:
Friday 19th July

Autumn Term 2019

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

"I cannot recommend enough. From the colours, textures, sights and sounds for the babies, to teaching 3 & 4 year olds to read (and play along with) simple music . Both my boys and I love our sessions."

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"Thank you for yet more amazing classes. Jack and I have sadly just had our last class, and I can't express how much Jack has loved it, particularly how brilliant Dawn has been. We shall miss it so much."

Monkey Music Mum

"Jane is incredibly engaging and my daughter adores her classes. Ava has fun and learns something new each time, which is great for her development."

Monkey Music Mum

"A fantastically engaging environment for our daughter to play, learn and enjoy herself. A mix of new experiences and familiarity mean every week is something to look forward to."

Monkey Music Dad

"I'm so excited that this week I'll start my next term of Monkey Music with my third child....if he's anything like my other two it will be the highlight of his week! We love it!"

Monkey Music Mum

"I'd just like to say how wonderful these classes are, we look forward to more classes and introducing our newborn to classes soon too!"

Monkey Music 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 thank you to you and Jane for making my daughter's birthday such a success. Both the adults and children really enjoyed it."

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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
has come to town!

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.

Monkey Free Open Days & Events

Free Open Day
Wednesday 28th August, 10:30am
The Mansel Road Centre
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Free Open Day
Wednesday 28th August, 11:30am
The Mansel Road Centre
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Free Open Day
Wednesday 28th August, 2:30pm
West Wimbledon Bowls Club
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Free Open Day
Wednesday 28th August, 3:30pm
West Wimbledon Bowls Club
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"I wanted to thank you for the wonderful Monkey Music sessions you provided. I heard such amazing feedback from so many families. They were loved by all who took part!"

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The Monkey Team

Jane Maddocks

Jane has taught violin and recorder for many years although her real passion is singing!  She discovered Monkey Music taking her own children to classes and realized she could use her musicality, love of singing and teaching experience as a Monkey Music teacher.  That was over ten years ago!

Dawn Spence

Dawn has performed in shows in London's West End and around the world including Cats, Chicago, Les Miserables, Grease, Chorus Line and Follies. She has also sailed the seas as a principal singer on ships. Dawn wows the children with her wonderful voice and energetic, inspirational approach.

Georgia Cook

Georgia profesionally trained at Laine Theatre Arts and holds a National Diploma in Musical Theatre.  She has performed in numerous shows and concerts across the UK and featured as a backing vocalist for Collabro. Georgia loves to teach and makes every class fun and imaginative for everyone.

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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