Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes are designed to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to keyboard/ piano skills, offering an ideal starting point for a child when he/she isn’t ready for individual lessons. Funky Monkey Managing director and founder Ali Edwards believes “Music plays such an invaluable role in a child’s development. We provide an excellent service that strives to be affordable and accessible to all. We love what we do, we care about who does it and we are delighted to see children succeed!”.


Funky Monkey Keyboard Classes was established in 2003 and comprises of a group-based keyboard tuition for 4 to 9 year old beginners.  It is specifically aimed at bridging the gap between ‘shake, rattle and sing’ style pre-school classes and our instrumental lessons for 5+ years. Children are introduced to the electronic keyboard and written music in a highly fun and visual manner in a half an hour weekly after school lesson in term time. The classes provide a stimulating balance of listening, playing, writing and performing music with the use of electronic keyboards and other fun props. They introduce children to the theory of music – note names, values and meanings in order for them to utilise this knowledge with any instrument they may choose to take up.


The 5 plus years class teaches pupils with very little or no prior musical experience how to read, write and play music hands together in small groups. The class covers a wide and varied repertoire including nursery rhymes, classical, jazz, famous TV and film tunes and original compositions that will suit all musical tastes. Pupils are given a comprehensive grounding in the theory of music – notes and their values, rhythmic awareness, what various instruments are and what they sound like.


Classes are held at Clapham and Balham:

  • Wednesdays from 3.40-6.30pm at Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EQ
  • Saturdays from 9am-2pm at Rutherford House School, Balham, SW17 7BQ

Funky Monkey are running an Easter holiday camp for beginners 4-8 years on Thursday 12th April from 10am to 2pm (bring a packed lunch) at Fresh Ground, 68 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EQ.


For more information and booking, see link below:



T: 01732 457 100


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