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Using music to make a positive difference in pre-school child development
Monkey Music is built on the premise that music is fundamental to a pre-school age child's development. Their progressive and educational four stage curricula for babies and pre-school children, written by teachers and musical experts, are designed to nurture a lifetime of music.
Regular Classes around an area
Parties and events
Nurseries - the curiculum links closely with the Early Years Foundation Stage
Monkey Music was founded in South East London in 1993 by Angie Coates, who trained as a musician at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Since those early days, a huge amount of research into early music education has now proved what Angie, as a mother of five, had always believed was true - that early exposure to music can offer enormous benefits to babies and young children. Demand for classes grew at a dramatic rate and in 1998 the company was franchised.
Today, more than 45 successful franchises operate at over 300 locations across the UK and every week more than 10,000 families visit the classes. It was a finalist in the British Franchisor of the Year Awards 2013 and 2010 in the 'Best Franchisee Support' category
Skills and knowledge required
Franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds. There are former teachers, TV producers, child minders, West End stars, chartered accountants, marketing managers, events managers, opera singers, actors, retailers, fashion buyers … Franchisees fall into two categories:
Those who both manage the business and teach some classes along with their teaching team who they recruit to support them as their business grows
Those who opt to focus solely on the business development and management and who engage teachers from day one
You need to be confident, articulate and a good communicator
You need to be passionate about customer service and working with young families
If you wish to teach (which isn’t vital) you need to have a tuneful singing voice
You must believe in the fundamental role that music plays in early development
You will also be decisive and self-motivated and able to lead others
You need to be organised, be able to drive and be computer literate
It is NOT a requirement that you can play the piano or the guitar.
Franchisees receive initial intensive training and support programme on all aspects of running a Monkey Music franchise, Day to day support from the Franchise Manager who is available to advise on plans and growing the business, subsequent ongoing training in the form of regular group invitations along with specialist support by Monkey Music Head Office team.
The Monkey Music franchise fee is £12,975 + VAT.
Working Capital required is not given.
The primary source of income is from weekly class fees. Additional sources of income are achieved from offering children’s parties, event entertainment, holiday workshops, nursery class teaching and the sale of Monkey Music Merchandise.
Monkey Music Ltd
Unit 16, Thrales End Farm
Thrales End Lane
Contact details are on the website.
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