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Nurturing a lifetime of music Monkey Music Cheltenham & Gloucester
Monkey Music follows a unique teaching curriculum written by classically trained musicians, designed to introduce music to very young children in a way they can easily understand and enjoy.
We run weekly classes across Cheltenham and Gloucester for babies from 3 months to children of 4 years. They are all small and tailor made, grouped according to age.
We start with Rock n Roll – gentle songs and absorbing activities for babies from 3 months. Toddlers then move to Heigh Ho, getting up on their feet and exploring props. Our two and three-year-olds learn to sing, dance and play instruments in Jiggety Jig, while our biggest monkeys head to Ding Dong, where they learn to understand musical patterns and recognise notes.
Each 30 minute class is full of energy – captivating the children using a winning combination of catchy music, percussion instruments, visual props, boundless enthusiasm and lots of opportunities for the children to experiment with instruments and make music of their own.
It’s about letting our children have fun with music whilst enhancing development, listening, concentration, confidence and social skills.
The benefits for children speak for themselves – but there are benefits for our grown-ups too, be they parents, carers or grandparents. It’s a wonderful way to share those previous early years and a whole lot of fun too – meeting other parents and carers at the same time.
Having been an amateur singer from an early age, music has always been deeply important to me and I love to share that. When I became a mum I knew I wanted my children to share in that too – and that’s when I heard about Monkey Music in London, where I lived at the time. I’m supported by a wonderful group of teachers, all musicians who are equally passionate about the benefits of music on young minds (keep reading to learn more about the team!).
I love the way that every child starts to enjoy the wonders of music; it helps them to explore their creative side and develops their confidence.
The PlayFarm, Unit 8a The Brewery Henrietta Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4FA
- 10:30am Heigh-Ho From 12 months
- 11:10am Jiggety-Jig 2 + 3 year olds
First free class