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Why join?

What is it about Monkey Music that translates so well into a thriving business for so many people?  We believe the answer is deeply ingrained in our tried and tested business model.  This, combined with a very personal and long term relationship with our young families and the expertise of our Head Office Support Team, offers our franchisees the right mix of ingredients with which to run their own successful business.

Monkey Music offers you:
  • Peace of mind to know that your business can work
  • Confidence that you are operating ethically - Monkey Music has been a FULL member of the British Franchise Assocation (bfa) since 2004, therefore guaranteeing
    the franchisor operates ethically.  Angie Coates, CEO & Founder, is a member of the bfa Board and the Monkey Music Directors have been keynote speakers at numerous bfa events
  • It is a model that has been tried and tested, is workable and can make profits
  • Access to the right advice to make your business grow - Monkey Music ensures you have appropriate resources by supporting all franchisees with a team of business advisors and specialists for free. You will never feel alone!

Often a new business has to find ‘business support tools’ to make it a success whereas Monkey Music provides you with a vast array of relevant assistance to benefit each stage of your business as it grows, from launch to an established going concern. These include national marketing campaigns, brand identity, tailor-made marketing materials, your own web page, core products and services, CRM system with online booking, legal framework and we are always looking for new initiatives to support our franchisees .

Should you require more detailed information about the franchising sector, please contact us.

We will treat the personal data you provide to us in this form with respect and may process the personal data for our legitimate business interests eg to provide you with information you have requested, to deal with your enquiries, internal management purposes, market research and for marketing purposes. Please see our Privacy Notice here for full details of how we process personal data you provide to us. You can access, update or amend your personal data at any time by contacting us in writing by e-mail at [email protected] or by letter to Monkey Music Limited at Unit 16 Thrales End Farm, Thrales End Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3NS.

Nordoff Robbins #SingAndPlayChallenge

Here at Monkey Music, we are proud to share the power of music through our parent and child music classes, encouraging families to spend precious time together. Our Charity Partner of nearly thirty years, the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, share that same ethos.

In 1959 American composer and pianist Paul Nordoff and special education teacher Clive Robbins developed a new form of collaborative music-making to engage vulnerable and isolated children, which they termed ‘therapy in music.’ The effects of the music therapy, which initially started in children’s homes, were felt early on; it helped children develop concentration, self-control and increased social and self-awareness.

Today, Nordoff Robbins is the largest music therapy charity in the UK helping thousands of people each year. They provide a range of different sessions for children and adults of all ages in 13 bases across the UK including London, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland and work in partnership with over 280 organisations – including Monkey Music! Whilst changes over the years have been substantial, their ethos has remained the cornerstone of their work – to use music to help the lives of the people who need them the most.

The charity uses the power of music to enrich the lives of people with life-limiting illness, disabilities, or feelings of isolation. The music therapists at Nordoff Robbins understand that music evokes different reactions and responses and work with music to focus on what people can do rather than what they can’t. Their tailored sessions help individuals reach their potential through music and Nordoff Robbins work to not only deliver music therapy but to educate the music therapists of the future, as well as undertake research into music therapy and the wide social value of music.

As with Monkey Music, Nordoff Robbins believe music education should be accessible to all. The charity is committed to overcoming the barriers to musical learning faced by many people with diverse learning abilities. Particularly at this time, recovering from the impacts of the pandemic, they believe that learning a musical skill can help provide a meaningful and focused creative activity to help people develop both musically and personally during this time. Despite their face-to-face music therapy being disrupted by the pandemic, 124,708 people were reached by the charity’s online musical resources in 2020.

Our most recent fundraising campaign for the charity is a Sing and Play Challenge, which has taken place over the past year with our Monkey Music families. Thanks to Monkey Music’s amazing franchisees, over 90 families around the UK took part and over 850 people supported the campaign page with a donation. The result was incredible - over £23,000 raised!  This will fund two music therapists for a year to work in care homes, virtually and face-to-face, training staff, setting up dementia choirs and running groups and 1:2:1 sessions.

You can of course still make a donation and to find out more about the wonderful Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, please visit https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/   Any support for our amazing Charity Partner would be greatly appreciated.

Head Office Support Team

We are passionate about sharing best practice via our ongoing training and support programmes.  With a wealth of specialist experience at Head Office, a dedicated team of consultants and an established franchise network, we are able to support our franchisees at every stage of their business growth.

“The support we have received from the Head Office team has been invaluable to the fast growth of our bottom line”

Angie Coates
CEO & Founder

Victoria Whittard
Head of Operations

Sarah Hampson
Operations Assistant

Kat Foster-Jenkins
Business Development Manager

Loel Dogbe
Franchise Support Manager

Pedro Neves
Marketing and Ecommerce Assistant

Linda Binns
Finance Assistant

Our consultants support our franchise network and include a legal team, health and safety experts, teacher training consultants, child protection team, PR and marketing consultants, Monkey Music Club partners, IT specialists and composers and musicians.

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