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