Monkey Music

Contact details

Member - Full
Educational Services
Kat Foster-Jenkins
Monkey Music  
01582 766464
Unit 16, Thrales End Farm, Thrales End Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3NS, UK

About Monkey Music

Monkey Music Conference 2017

Company Overview

Monkey Music classes first opened in 1993 in London but their popularity and demand across the UK led to the company being franchised in 1998.

Today, nearly 50 franchises operate at over 300 locations across the UK and every week more than 12,000 families attend our classes.

A Monkey Music franchise is an opportunity to Monkey Musicwork for yourself, whilst being supported by our specialist head office team who are very experienced and highly knowledgeable in all aspects of running a business – you will find them friendly and approachable too!

Franchise Overview

Having been franchised since 1998, Monkey Music classes operate across the UK. Most of our franchise sales are new territories, although a small percentage are sales of existing franchise businesses.

Our long-term objective is to further increase the number of franchises more extensively to cover all areas of the UK.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £12,975
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £12,975
  • Franchise Location: Various/Home-based office
  • Market: B2B and B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


Twenty-two years of tried and tested business knowledge is incorporated into an initial five-day business and teacher training programme comprising ‘on the job’ teacher training, group seminars, online practical sessions, consultant presentations and one-to-one mentoring. Subsequent day-to-day support and diarised meetings with our dedicated franchise manager and specialists at Head Office help franchisees as they plan and grow their businesses. 

Monkey Music

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Franchisees offer weekly music classes for babies and pre-school aged children. Some run all aspects of their business, including teaching their own classes, whilst others train separate teachers to run their classes. There is also the opportunity to run holiday workshops, private parties and provide lessons in day nurseries. 

Classes are held at local venues, and the business side of running the franchise is generally carried out in the franchisee’s own home using the Monkey Music database, operating manual guidelines, intranet and access to the Head Office specialist team.

Monkey Music Case studies

  • Jeni Eastlake

    Monkey Music: Jeni Eastlake

    Jeni was an Early Years and Key Stage 1 teacher and music co-ordinator in primary schools for almost 10 years and had always been passionate about music; she was named the network's Franchisee of the Year 2012!

  • Rachel Huggins

    Monkey Music: Rachel Huggins

    My background has been entirely business orientated; I progressed through recruitment into sales, marketing and business development. Monkey Music met all my needs as an individual and single mother and it has been the best decision I have made.

  • Zed Tooke

    Monkey Music: Zed Tooke

    Zed Tooke talks about running his Monkey Music business in Marylebone & Maida Vale.

  • Amy Thatcher

    Monkey Music: Amy Thatcher

    Amy Thatcher talks about running her Monkey Music business in High Barnet, Mill Hill & Whetstone.

  • Alex Schirn

    Monkey Music: Alex Schirn

    Alex Schirn talks about running her Monkey Music business in Weybridge & Cobham.

  • Jayne Harris

    Monkey Music: Jayne Harris

    Jayne Harris talks about running her Monkey Music business in Chelsea & Westminster.

  • Val Stephenson

    Monkey Music: Val Stephenson

    Val Stephenson talks about running her Monkey Music business in Newbury, Hungerford and Henley.

  • Paul Yates and Theresa Freeman
    Petpals (UK) Ltd - Franchisee case study

    Husband and wife duo Paul Yates and Theresa Freeman changed careers in 2013 to set up Petpals Middlesbrough. Paul had spent 23 years in the RAF and Theresa was in quality control. Careful research has now given them a thriving and diverse business doing something they love!

    Read the full case study
The bfa website is sponsored by

HSBCNatWestLloyds BankThe Royal Bank of Scotland


You have 0 franchise information requests ready to send.

Personalise and submit requests