Rhythm Kids

Welcome to Rhythm Kids at Pakachoag, an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5–8).


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2018-2019

  • Class Day:  Fridays.
  • Time:  5:00 to 5:45 pm
  • Location:  West Boylston:  2nd Floor Youth Room (Elevator available; a wait/work room is available for parents with siblings not enrolled in the class)
  • Tuition is the same as our school year Music Together tuition rates.  Sibling discounts are the same as our traditional Music Together mixed-age classes.
  • Session Start Dates:  Session start dates are usually the same as our Music Together three-session school-year schedule.  See below for details.

Fall 2018 Session Schedule:

September 28 to November 16th (8 week session) with make-up class, if needed, on December 14 or December 21.

To Register:

Sign up by visiting our Register Section

With or Without Parent?

Parent attendance and participation during class is encouraged but optional.  If choosing not to attend class or if you need to supervise a sibling, a classroom is available for waiting/working during class time.

Want to know more about Rhythm Kids?

Scroll down for more information.  Watch this video for a sneak peak of what to expect in a Rhythm Kids class.

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Rhythm Kids inspires children to integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:Rhythm Kids

  • Learn multicultural drumming patterns;
  • Develop new repertoire on various percussion instruments;
  • Explore movement and dance while singing songs;
  • Play games based on music and drumming;
  • Have fun with a host of rhythm activities.

Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. 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.

Classes are for children K–2 (ages 5–8) and include:

  • 8 weekly, 45-minute classes
  • Rhythm/Song CD:  Three different collections annually.
  • Access to online in-home activity pages
  • Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs

As part of their enrollment in the Rhythm Kids class, children will:

  • Learn, create, discover and explore music, movement and drumming
  • Enjoy age-appropriate ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, tambourines, etc.)
  • Explore traditional drumming patterns through animal names and movements
  • Experience drumming, song, and dance from around the world (Mali, Puerto Rico, Turkey, etc.)
  • Find new ways to connect mind, body, and voice through rhythm
  • Develop skill in soloing, conducting, composition, and improvisation
  • Participate in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun!

Students should have their own hand drum for use at home.

To register, please visit our Register section.

Julie Holston is our Rhythm Kids teacher.  Julie, who has been teaching Music Together for over 15 years completed a special training program with MT National in New Jersey during February.