FREE TASTER SESSIONS for Nurseries, Schools &

Children’s Centres

Let Songbuds come to you!

NEWS FLASH! Vanessa is proud to be currently co-delivering the Sheffield City Council Music Hub/Music in The Round’s Early Years music provision, project ‘Soundplay’ across various Sheffield nurseries and pre-schools during 2014/15.

  • Structured singing & action sessions
  • Child sized instruments & keyboard mats
  • Free taster sessions last 60 minutes & include all equipment
  • Shakers, bells, hanging clang frames
  • Puppets, stick-n-sing boards, lullabies
  • 1 free session per setting (prices below for more visits)

To book your FREE TASTER SESSION AT YOUR NURSERY OR SCHOOL please contact  Vanessa Johnson on 0114 2330503 or use the form below:


Prepare for tons of singing, clanging, banging, laughter and excitement! 80 minutes = 40 minutes structured singing & action session followed by 40 minutes musical play with all our musical equipment.

Exciting and action packed structured singing & action techniques based around traditional songs and rhymes due to their natural melodic flow, simple use of language, room for interpretation and expression, repetition and child friendliness. Lead by Vanessa using wiggling, tapping, clapping, beating, action, movement, circle song techniques and more, utilising child sized percussion instruments, puppets, story boards, parachutes etc. So much to do…. so let’s get singing!

Musical playtime with our child sized musical instruments and percussion toys. This is a free flow session with children roaming freely around the room experimenting with the musical toys and instruments on offer that take their fancy. We have ¼ size guitars, hanging chimes, percussion frame, keyboard floor mats, boomwhacker xylophones, karaoke machine, mini piano, drums and percussion instruments. Let’s make a whole lot of wonderful musical noise together!

SHARED SESSIONS – 80 MINUTES – 30 children

Great value for 30 children. If you have 2 rooms available to use, we can split the session, one room for session singing and one room for music making. Each group of 15 hildren spends 40 minutes in each room then they swap over! So you can have up to 30 children experiencing Songbuds at once. (Teacher required to supervise musical play room)

BESPOKE THEMES = £15.00 extra per session

We can theme your sessions based around the topics you are covering in your classes. Currently we are delivering sessions to help develop childrens speech and language through musical song and play, working with ESCAL and Sheffield City Council. We also cover topics such as Growth & Change, Those that help us, Emergency Services, Natural World, English Animals, Numbers, Colours & Letters, Clothing and Environment and Journeys.

FETES & OPEN DAYS & BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Request a quote for your special day.

PRICES – Please email Vanessa at with your requirements and we will prepare an individual quote for your children’s needs.

Vanessa is enjoying working with and singing with these wonderful groups:

Firs Hill Pre School,         Woodlands Nursery

Bright Beginners Nursery,             Norfolk Park School (Reception Class)

Music in the Round & Music Box (Crucible Theatre)

Phillimore School,        ESCAL,         City Nursery

Ellesmere Childrens Centre,      Malin Bridge Pre School

Happy Kids,         Sheffield Young Singers,          Project Buzz Sheffield

Youth Association South Yorkshire (Teenage Mums group)