Face to face classes for 4 year olds
(5+ only for home tutorials)
I wrote these books in the summer of 2013 & launched this exciting development for Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes in September of the same year. It was an immediate hit! The course is specifically aimed at bridging the gap between 'shake, rattle and sing' style pre-school classes & our keyboard classes for 5+ years. Lots of visual, interactive stimulus in the book, but very little writing. Perfect for keen little musicians!
Ali Edwards, Founder
The Course (home tutorials only available from yellow book onwards)
Green Stage 1
10 chapters of fun-filled action, taking your little beginner on a step-by-step musical journey right from the very start! Very little drawing required. We teach the first 3 notes (C, D & E) alongside crotchets, crotchet rests and quavers over approximately 10 lessons.
'3 Blind Mice' by Anna, age 6
Blue Stage 2
Another 10 chapters of more action-packed lessons, moving on to F & G and introducing the minim and time signature, whilst revising and repeating everything ready for Junior Book 1. Again, very little drawing required. Listening games and quizzes a-plenty to help consolidate and enjoy!
'Pirate Quiz' by Reuben, age 4
Junior Book 1
The children will then move on to the Junior Scheme, but won't need to start from the beginning of Book 1. It will be at the teacher's discretion as to where they start, but normally anywhere between lesson 3 and 6. They will be drawing more now they know more!
'Caterpillar' by Zoe, age 5
The Set Up
A snappy 50 minute class has no more than 8 children with one teacher
The entry age group is generally between 4 and 5 years
All children have their own keyboard set with headphones provided for class use
You are able to re-sign per term
Classes are priced at £16, reduced to £13 for 2nd child (must be a sibling!), and are payable by term
Invoice example (after free trial) - 1 child = 10 lessons @ £16 plus £7 for book = £167
Invoice example (after free trial) - 2 children = 10 lessons @ £16, 10 lessons @ £13 plus £7 each for book = £304.00
You are able to try one class for free before committing to a full term
The Funky Monkey workbooks are £7 each and you will require roughly one per term
We are unable to take childcare vouchers