Rhythm Kids by Music Together®

Winter 2018 features the Elephant collection

Rhythm Kids Level II is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5 through 8). Children 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 variety 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 8. 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 through 8) and include:

• 10 weekly, 45-minute classes

• Animal Collection Songbook and CDs (2 copies) each semester

• Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs

 

The Voice, the Body & the Drum

Although we typically play African djembe drums in class, Rhythm Kids is way more than just a drumming class, as our main focus is to develop rhythm using the voice, the body and the instrument. Classes include singing, movement, rhythm activities, games, improvisation, and drumming patterns. Children learn and experience the drum patterns in chant form first, and then transfer that learning into drumming and movement, some of which is based on traditional folk dance. Classes include activities and instrument play that allow children to create and express themselves through music and movement, multicultural rhythm patterns, songs from around the world, and music-based games and activities.

This is an instrument-learning class, so your child will need a drum. Please speak to your teacher for more information.