Drumming and music classes offered online, outdoors, and indoors for Children ages 4-8.
What is Rhythm Kids® ?
Rhythm Kids® is an immersive, experiential music education program in which children ages 4–8 years complete primary music development (and attain Basic Music Competence) and enter what might be called “secondary music development.” In this stage, children develop Applied Music Competence— through drumming, movement, and singing—and begin their journey to basic/ functional music literacy.
Rhythm Kids classes follow the best-practices, whole-child, educational approach recommended for children through age 8, where learning is scaffolded within a play-based, musical community. A drum is the ideal “first instrument”—its inherent accessibility offers deep layers of learning, and the “cool factor” gives children
the desire to play, opening the door to experiencing a sense of accomplishment quickly. As children explore drumming patterns and songs from around the world, they learn about music, develop confidence as autonomous music makers, and discover how rhythm connects us all.
Come ROAARRRR! With the Tiger Collection!
In the upcoming Tiger Collection, our class will playfully prowl, growl, and pounce like tigers as we explore unique drumming patterns based on rhythms from Mali and India. With songs from Southern India (“Chandamaama Raave,”) Catalonia (“Don Alfredo baila,”) South Africa (“Husha My Baby,”) China (“The Love Song of Kangding,”) and more, children will discover and learn songs in a broad range of styles, from diverse cultures, and in several languages, even Telugu, the enchanting, lilting language of Southern India. We’ll explore body percussion, scatting, and part-singing (“Singing in Harmony,” “Husha My Baby,” “Spin and Stop,”) and children will delight in imaginative play, drumming, and dancing with this rich, eclectic collection of songs and chants. Tuition includes our Tiger Collection recording (digital and CD), songbook, and access to drumming videos with Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote.
What's included with Rhythm Kids® Registration?
Immersion in the musical language of many cultures, including West African Gahu, Japanese Taiko, Brazilian Samba (just to name a few!)
Playful music games with rules
Deep exposure to complex, fun, and rockin' music
Rich, creative experimentation and expression, improvisation, and innovation
One (1) 45 minute zoom/in person class per week
Fun proprietary and interactive videos, which will help your child continue to learn from outside of class, in the safety and comfort of your own home.
Drumming on the Djembe! (Drums can be purchased separately by parent and must be purchased before class, or can be purchased for your child through us, at an additional fee.)
$456.00- 12 weeks
$228.00- 12 weeks
Toca Djembe Drum
$45.00 (optional/ additional cost ordered and mailed upon request)
*Registration and Cancellation policy- no refunds, enrollment credit only*
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