Tapping, Shaking, Music Making!

Tapping, Shaking, Music Making!

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for ways to give your repertoire a little boost. Whether you work as a music therapist in the classroom or one-on-one setting or you are a music educator, my newest creation might be just the boost you need.

Tapping, Shaking, Music Making! is a digitally downloaded songbook containing 12 Listen & Learn songs for playing instruments — including rhythm sticks, shakers, bells, drums, castanets, cabasa, ukulele, and more. Not only does the PDF songbook provide the notated melody line, chords and lyrics, but you also receive full and instrumental mp3s for all 12 songs:

“Animal Rock”
“Click Clack”
“I Can Do It By Myself”
“The Lollipop Bop”
“Play the Cabasa”
“Rhythm Sticks Waltz”
“Ring to the Music”
“The Shakin’ Song”
“Shaky Fruit”
“Tap Your Rhythm Sticks”
“The Ukulele Song”
“You Can Strum Too”

Purchasing the lead sheet and mp3s for each individual song would cost you $3 a pop; multiply that by 12 songs and you’re out $36. But since I’m all about sharing the love, I’ve priced Tapping, Shaking, Music Making! at a mere $12.

Get it now and instantly increase your arsenal of songs.


  1. Jeannine

    Hi Rachel. Love Tapping,Shaking, Music making!!! I’ve been a Music Teacher/Music Therapist for 27 years and I really needed new activities that are fun and simple. Your songs meet all the goals that I work on with my students. I can easily modify your songs to use with all age groups. Thanks for your creativity and dedication to music therapy and education.

    • Rachel

      Hi Jeannine! Thanks so much for purchasing the songbook…I am thrilled to hear that it is so applicable to your students! Sounds like they are lucky to have you as their therapist and teacher :) All the best to you, and thanks again!

  2. Katrina

    I am a teacher for a kids choir age 4-6. I am teaching them how to read music and was looking for some simple songs they can play using rhythm sticks and bells and shakers. Is this what your book offers? I didn’t see any sample pages so I wasn’t sure.

    • Rachel

      Hi Katrina! Yes – exactly :) They are all simple songs for playing instruments (including rhythm sticks, bell, and shakers!). The download includes not only the melody/lyrics/chords, but also recordings and instrumental tracks for each song. Hope your kiddos like them!

  3. Wylea Miller

    When I click on the link to purchase Tapping, Shaking, and Music Making it tells me the page cannot be found.


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