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Give your little monkeys some learning fun through music


Monkey Music has come to town. The fantastic children’s music classes are already a hit in Bearsden and Lenzie.


Specially designed for pre-schoolers, Monkey Music sessions aren’t just great fun, they will help children reach their full potential. The classes in the West of Glasgow are led by Fiona and Maire, both of whom have nursery teaching backgrounds.


Fiona said: “Our progressive and educational


four-stage curricula are designed to nurture a lifetime of music: from rock ‘n’ roll to ding-dong, classes are a ‘good fit’ for each separate age group. “By the time our little monkeys ‘graduate’, they have a sound base from which to build a musical future.”


Maire added: “Our enthusiasm for music, singing and nurturing young children led us to discover the wonders of Monkey Music classes.


“During each session we watched the children learning, gaining increased confidence and social skills and having so much fun. We love being part of this experience each week.”


Monkey Music began back in 1993 when musician and teacher Angie Coates failed to find anything musical for her newborn baby.


Angie decided to create her own musical curriculum to stimulate learning and development. And Monkey Music was born. Now 20 years later, Monkey Music classes are more popular than ever with around 10,000 families across the country attending more than 300 venues every week.


Angie said: “The ear is the first organ to develop fully in the womb and at five months an unborn baby will be able to hear the world around him. “From very early on at Monkey Music, our babies are developing their musical ear. Through singing simple action songs they learn to de-code language, interact with each other and expand on their numerical skills. “As toddlers our young monkeys love dancing and find their new friends endlessly fascinating. They adore marching around the room in time to the music as they learn to listen to what the music is asking them to do. “Further physical skills are developed by playing small percussion instruments in the Monkey Music Band. Our fledgling band members learn to take


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turns and to watch their teacher conduct – great practise for ‘sitting comfortably’ before starting school.”


To find out more about the classes for children from three months old up to school age phone 0141 5737299 or email bearsden. lenzie@monkeymusic.co.uk. There’s also lots of information on the Monkey Music website at www.monkeymusic.co.uk.


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