Music Groups for parents, carers and their pre-schoolers

What Our Regulars Say:
"We love having a good old sing and dance, it's fantastic to hear Beth's squeals of delight and watch her enjoying the music. I always come away feeling that those 45 minutes have been truly great for my soul and hers!" 

"Shake, Rattle and Roll: it's weekly music therapy for us all!" Rosie, Hugo (3) and Cosima (1) 

"How wonderful for children and adults alike to experience a live band." Sue (61) Wilf (4) Theo (1)

"Amazing! a room full of toddlers with shakers and they manage to make it sound good! We love Shake, Rattle and Roll!" Alex and Torrin (2)

"Lovely happy place for 2 lively little monkeys"  

"All 3 of my children have loved the diversity and uniqueness Shake, Rattle and Roll's live music - as do I!  I'm sure watching the talented musicians was the inspiration for my eldest daughter to start playing the "violin" with a toy broom and cricket bat!  (She's now 7 and plays the real violin!)  

"The chance for Mum, Dad and children to dance together to great tunes and no obligation to pay when you can't come along. Beats a dance class any day!" Rachel and Rosa (3)

"Shake, Rattle and Roll is the highlight of my week. It's a place, where I can meet new people and make friendships. It is such a treat to have live instruments. There is something for the parents and children alike - the music selection is absolute feel-good.  My son sings their songs all week!"

"The best place to boogie for me and Samarth together"

"We have made some good friends in these years at SRR. I would highly recommend it for music and dance lovers to come along and join in the festivities."
What to Expect

We play a mixture of familiar and lesser known songs on real instruments while you and your baby/child sing along! We try to get you up and moving at least once a session giving you a chance to learn and try out some dance moves with your child - it could be anything from jigs to jives! The music is for you too and you can expect to hear anything from Bowie to Baroque and from Chopin to Chas n Dave! We love it all and hope you will too! The idea is that you enjoy the music and then hopefully your child will too! Please take a look at our testimonies above for some of the feedback we have received from the sessions


Tuesdays 10-10:45 am

Orchard Park Community Centre, 

Central Ave, Cambridge, CB4 2EZ.  Click here to see a map. £4 per session  This is an interactive session with one or two musicians. Come and join us for 40 minutes of rhyme, rhythm and action songs to engage your children with music.

Weekly sessions9th, 16th July.
No sessions over summer
Sessions resume on Tuesday: 10th, 17th, 24th September. 1st, 8th, 15th, October.

Fridays 10-11am

East Barnwell Community Centre, 

Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, CB5 8RS. Click here to see a map. £5 per session or £45 for a 10 session pass. (Includes tea and coffee). 40 minutes of rhyme, rhythm and action songs to  engage your children with music and hopefully keep you entertained too! Followed by 20 minutes of tea and coffee, a chance to catch up with friends and enjoy a well earned drink!

Weekly sessions Friday: 5th, 12th, 19th July.
No sessions over summer.
Sessions resume Friday: 6th, 13th,20th,27th September. 4th, 11th 18th October
 Who We Are 

We are a group of local parents who love playing music together and for others. We have been running Shake Rattle and Roll now for almost eight years and we still love it as much as ever.  We each play several instruments and sing, and we choose music and songs to play at the group that we enjoy and that we hope you will too!

The Songs

We try and find some interesting (and sometimes challenging!) songs for you to sing, alongside some more familiar ones.. You may also be interested in buying one of our CDs

Band photos copyright Alice Chapman