Shake Rattle & Roll music playgroup

22nd September 2009, Comments 0 comments

An English speaking music group for the under 5’s and their carers in Madrid.

The group is run by a former British Council teacher, musician and songwriter, with help from guest musicians. Each week there is singing, playing of instruments and dancing using guitars and percussion to learn about rhythm and music. The classes are fun, energetic and varied and take place in a dance studio where there is plenty of space to move to, and enjoy, different types of music.
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 Older children’s appreciation of music is stimulated in various ways including singing traditional nursery rhymes, singing with live accompaniment, games with rhythm, and movement. Younger children and babies benefit from this early exposure to live music & singing, joining in with actions, playing with percussion and moving rhythmically with their caregiver.

Each session starts with a welcome song and a well known nursery rhyme which then leads into rhythm games designed to help the little ones pick up and hold a beat - the first skill in learning music or dance. There are plenty of percussion instruments available for everybody to join in.

The main part of the session is a sing-a-long with the guitar with a mix of traditional children's songs and adaptations of adult songs, from The Wheels on the Bus to The Beatles.

Each session is 45 minutes long and ends with everyone up on their feet. Enjoyment of music and rhythm can be learned from movement - everything from songs from famous musicals to the latest in the pop chart, whatever is great to dance to.

The sessions are every Friday from 2 October at 11.30 am

Centro Transformarte, C/Velarde, 17 just off Plaza del Dos de Mayo.
The nearest metro is Tribunal, but it is also 10 minutes walk from the lifts at <M> Plaza de España

Ticket price/purchase details:
Each session costs just EUR 5 advanced or EUR 7 on the day but space is limited
Call to book your place 667 075 104 / 600 892 776 or


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