Eleanor Clapham

Eleanor is the creator of Cheeky Tunes and a mother of 3.

She has a Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts at the University of Wollongong.

She had her first taste of fame when she became well known in Vietnam as the first Non Vietnamese person to study and perform with the tradition Vietnamese theatre and has performed 2 one woman shows at the Opera House in Hanoi.

After having children Eleanor found herself singing more nursery rhymes than pop songs and started volunteering at the local playgroup holding a song and dance time for preschoolers. 

Through this experience, she discovered her real passion was in creating music and laughter for children, and so Cheeky Tunes was born.

Cheeky the Monkey

Cheeky is always playing tricks on  Eleanor. 

'I like to think of Cheeky as a mix between Elmo and Bart Simpson'

Cheeky's animated clips are projected on the screen behind during the show.

'I love the way cheeky is a Monkey but her body is shaped like a toddler. Children relate a lot to Cheeky; She is cheeky and funny and confident at times but also shy and unsure in the beginning. I see a lot of kids warm up and increase in confidence when Cheeky the Monkey arrives.'

Props Play

Imagine a show where every chid is involved in every activity;

  • We sing the Drum Song and every child gets a drum.
  • We sing the Baby Doll Song and every child gets a baby doll.
  • And much much more...

Hidden Benefits

On the surface children learn:

  • Musicality
  • Rhythm
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Instruments

At the same time children learn:

  • Responsibility
  • Self Confidence
  • Singing in Foreign Language 
  • Awareness of Others and Their Environment
  • and so much more!