Shake Rattle & Roll

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Shake Rattle & Roll

Brighter Sound presents Shake Rattle & Roll music making sessions for Early Years. Explore instruments, create sounds, sing songs, dance, move, socialise and make a big noise at Band on the Wall.

Every Saturday morning during term time, Shake Rattle & Roll takes over the Picturehouse Café/Bar for music, movement and fun for babies, toddlers and their families. Shake Rattle & Roll sessions give children the opportunity to explore, learn and build musical skills and understanding. They also give parents a chance to learn new songs and lots of musically interactive activities and games to continue to sing and play at home.

Shake Rattle & Roll returns for the summer 2018 term:

Dates: Sat 21, 28 Apr. 12, 19 May. 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 7, 14 Jul.  (No sessions on 5 and 26 May and 2 Jun)

Price: £5 per family group – cash only

Book: N/A drop-in sessions*

*No need to book, but please note that admission is now limited to 25 children per session.


There are two 50 minute sessions on Saturday mornings during term time.

These are:

• 10-10.50am

• 11-11.50am

Both sessions are led by the brilliant Beth Bishop and take place in the Picturehouse Cafe/Bar at Band on the Wall. Feel free to attend whichever session is best for you; the age range is flexible.

Shake Rattle & Roll sessions include new songs composed by Beth Bishop as well as old favourites. They incorporate dance, movement and actions, and use toys, puppets and props. Above all they are a fun activity for families to share. The sessions have become very popular with parents who want to enjoy a music experience with their little one in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. There are lots of instruments to explore and lots of new friends to meet.

Shake Rattle & Roll music sessions can:

• Help to develop communication, language and speech

• Improve coordination and motor skills

• Build social skills (amongst parents too!)

• Encourage self-confidence and self-awareness

• Support exploration, play and learning in a safe environment

• Promote the parent/child bond with activities to do at home

Instruments, changing facilities, floor mats, comfy chairs and refreshments are all provided.

Beth Bishop has worked as a music leader since 2002 specialising in Early Years and working widely with children and young people. She has composed songs, created and resourced her own programmes and has run training for other professionals in Early Years music provision.

We also sell exclusive Shake Rattle & Roll CDs for £5, each with original songs from term themes as well as old favourites for every family to enjoy at home. Here’s Volume 4 for you to enjoy…

We also run a loyalty card scheme with our Shake, Rattle & Roll loyalty cards. Get your card stamped at eight sessions and get the ninth session free (please note, this excludes the Christmas Party). Teacup Kitchen offers a 10% discount to all loyalty card holders after the sessions on a Saturday. They have high chairs, baby changing facilities and colour pencils to entertain the kids too!

Shake Rattle & Roll is funded by Youth Music and Manchester City Council.