Eloise Trippier talks about Monkey Music classes in Hampstead
Come and join the award winning Monkey Music Hampstead team for some quality music classes for babies from 3 months to 3.5 years. Original songs and nursery rhymes, fantastic props, puppets, specialist percussion, hoops, parachutes, movement, bubbles, fun and giggles!
Monkey Music has been running for 20 years and introduces music to children in a way they can easily understand and enjoy. The curriculum is progressive and developmentally targeted at each specific age group. The teachers introduce new themes every two weeks which gives the children the opportunity to practice and build on what they have learnt from week to week. Classes are 30 minutes long and include a singing section, a section where the children play percussion instruments and a movement section.
The baby class – Rock ‘n’ Roll
Your baby will flourish in a stimulating musical environment, engaged through gentle songs, fascinating sights and sounds and absorbing activities. The class will also give you some more ideas of games and activities to play at home with your baby.
The toddler class – Heigh-Ho
Themed sessions with musical activities specifically chosen to develop the social skills and natural musicality of toddlers. Heigh-Ho specifically targets concentration and focus and as the term progresses, the toddlers learn the times to be quiet and the times to make some noise!
The class for 2-3-year-olds
The children develop a strong sense of rhythm and learn to accompany a song on percussion whilst playing a short rhythm and singing at the same time. At this age, the children have a longer attention span and can listen carefully to the teacher’s instructions and now start to ‘compose’ their own music.
Where? Classes take place on Monday mornings at St Andrew’s Church (top of West End lane, corner of Finchley Road & Frognal) or Wednesday mornings opposite Willesden Green tube station and Thursday afternoons at Huggle in Swiss Cottage.
Please come and try a FREE class and if you then decide to join, please quote West Hampstead Life, membership will be reduced from £18 to £1. Classes are £10 and you can join at any point in the term. Membership is for life and comes with a welcome pack which includes a 100% cotton t-shirt and a CD. You also join the online little Monkey Club where you can play games, print off the song lyrics and access discount vouchers for great children’s brands like Jojo Maman Bébé and Green Baby amongst others.