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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monkey Rock Classes

Monkey Rock Music is a fun, entertaining and creative participatory music program for young children and their caregivers. The class is intended to teach children to love music and create a love that will grow with them.

Monkey Rock Music classes are tailored to different age groups.

  • Babies, 0-12 months engage in  musical games and activities with their caregivers. 
  • Toddlers 1 to 2 enjoy movement with the music while interacting with others 
  • Kids from 2 to 4 years can participate in sing a longs and share their own ideas with the class. 

For information about enrolling in our classes, call (613) 421 0590 or email us at

Why is Monkey Rock Different?

"At Monkey Rock Music we believe that creating a love of music at an early age will have a lasting effect on the role music plays in a child’s life. In a child’s early years, music, singing, dancing and rhythm all have a profound effect on mental development. We also seamlessly incorporate sign language into our program, which can greatly accelerate language development.Our number one priority at Monkey Rock Music is for everyone to have fun. We use plenty of repetition (which is critical for children to learn and engage with material) along with continual, gradual introduction of new material (which is critical for adults to not get bored!). Most songs in a given class are sung by the instructor and played on guitar, allowing the instructor to always be in amongst the children, and there are plenty of percussion instruments for children and adults to play.We do not use any prerecorded music.Classes are well structured with a natural progression tailored to each age group’s attention span, and always follow a similar pattern to encourage participation and appropriate involvement.  One of the highlights of each class is the ‘instrument of the week’, originating from such diverse countries as Cuba, Morocco and Tibet, which the instructor demonstrates then passes around for all to try while explaining about the history and musical principals of the instrument".

Class Locations

New Edinburgh - Nectar Centre
Glebe - St Matthew's Church
Nepean - Tanglewood Community Centre
Westboro - Soloway JCC
Parkdale - Parkdale United Church
Kanata - Glen Cairn United Church
Manotick - Manotick United Church
Old Ottawa South - Southminster United Church
Alta Vista - Congregation Machzikei Hadas
Centretown - Bronson Centre
Gloucester - Epiphany Anglican Church
Orleans - Orleans United Church

Monkey Rock Free Live Performances

You can even find the Monkey Rock Crew performing live at Greenfield's Pub in Barrhaven on the first Thrusday of each month. Be sure to call ahead to make a reservation, it books up really fast!! (We call a month ahead). From 5-530 children order from a kid's menu and have priority, and then the music is from 530-630. It's a fun filled night.

Monkey Rock is also available for parties and special events. Find out more HERE

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