Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement, and drumming program for children ages 4 - 8. This program follows through on Music Together®'s vision to help children complete the path of early childhood music development for birth through age 8. Children will explore the world of rhythm through movment, instrument play and song using their bodies, djembes, and voices!
The Rhythm Kids program is divided into two age groups, but both programs include:
* 10 weekly 45 minute classes
* Animal Collection songbook, CD and download code
* Access to online drum-play/tutorial videos
Rhythm Kids Level One - for children ages 4 - 5
Rhythm Kids Level 1 is geared for preschoolers who are ready to take their next music step. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play instruments and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative as they make up their own drumming patterns, invent new ways to play rhythm instruments, create movement ideas for songs and even take a drum solo! Parents are encouraged to stay in this class (and they might enjoy the drumming themselves!). Drums will provided for the class each week but if you'd like your child to have a drum to play with at home (and then continue to use in Level 2 classes), please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together Families.
Rhythm Kids Level Two - for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade (ages 5 - 8)
Rhythm Kids Level 2 is an exciting drumming, music and movement class for children in Kindergarten through second grade. Children integrate and assimilate rhythm by learning multicultural drumming patterns, developing new repertoire on various percussion instruments, learning music-reading readiness, exploring movement and dance while singing songs and by playing fun, music-based games! As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. Consider this the begining step of instrument study! Students should have their own hand drum or djembe for use at home and for use in class. Parents/caregivers are welcome to stay and play or drop-off.