Music with Anita

Having worked with little people doing music and movement for nearly two decades, Anita’s work has steadily evolved to now have an emphasis on the SEND / special needs community where she has gathered a wealth of experience over years of practice.

Cheeky Chimps Music (aka Music with Anita) has been a longstanding partner working at Edith Borthwick Special School, Braintree.

In addition to her school work, Anita is now visiting POP Essex in Braintree as well as individual children and adults in their homes and their residential care accomodation.

Anita offers 30 minute music sessions which are individually geared towards each resident’s needs. The main emphasis being on having as much fun as possible using all sorts of musical instruments, voices and singing, actions, musical quizzes, games and much more.

Sessions are often a two-way creative flow where we’ll make up lyrics and sounds, games and actions.

  1. Wind The Bobbin Up (Music with Anita @ Edith Borthwick School) Fly On The Wall Recording 0:53
  2. Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes (Cheeky Chimps Music) Fly On The Wall Recording 2:01

The power of music is often the key needed to entice people from their shell. Sessions help with social skills, behaviour, mental health, fitness and general wellbeing.

Anita’s most recent work has been working with adults in their homes under the care of Ivolve who provide residential services for the special needs community. 

If you’d like know more and arange for a chat, please head over to our contact page and we’ll get back to you.

What We Do

Cheeky Chimps Music, established in 2005, has taken hundreds of children’s parties, thousands of music and movement classes for preschoolers, toddlers, the special needs community and at times, the elderly, all over Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Whilst it’s difficult to video children in a class setting, the videos below, filmed during the covid lockdowns, give an idea of the kind of things we do.

We sing, we dance, we learn to listen to all sorts of music through games, we improve co-ordination through movement and generally get up to all sorts of fun. This all happens in a very laid-back and friendly environment where children are allowed to be themselves, letting their confidence grow.

Cheeky Chimps-97
Cheeky Chimps-92
Cheeky Chimps-87
Cheeky Chimps-83
Cheeky Chimps-80
Cheeky Chimps-70
Cheeky Chimps-44
Cheeky Chimps-30
Cheeky Chimps-21
Cheeky Chimps-18
Cheeky Chimps-7
Cheeky Chimps-6
Cheeky Chimps-1
previous arrow
next arrow

One of our main goals is to make a wide variety of good quality music accessible to the youngsters and to encourage and enable them to engage with the music and each other in their own way.