An extension of the Music Together® curriculum, Rhythm Kids is an exciting and comprehensive music, movement and drumming program designed to help children develop their rhythm skills and gain a deeper level of musical understanding – preparing them for more formal music instruction and private lessons.
Rhythm Kids classes are divided into two levels to address the different learning styles of preschoolers and older children. Your child will sing, move and drum to songs and beats from around the world while he or she integrates rhythm in new ways and develops greater musicality.
NEW THIS YEAR!
Call us at 201-612-6686 to reserve a FREE TRIAL class for Saturday!
Rhythm Kids Level 1 (preschoolers, ages 4-5)
12:30PM on SATURDAYS
Rhythm Kids Level 2 (K-2nd grade, ages 6-8)
1:30PM on SATURDAYS
All students get our ‘I Love Making Music’ T-Shirt!
Free Trial classes by advance registration only. Availability on a first-come, first-served basis.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC NOW TAUGHT AS THREE SEMESTERS (10 classes per semester)*
Fall Semester: September 7, 2019 . Winter Semester: December 7, 2019 . Spring Semester: March 21, 2020
PLUS OUR SUMMER MINI-SEMESTER (6 classes) July 11 – August 15, 2020
Rhythm Kids Level 1 PRESCHOOLERS, AGES 4-5
Children are natural rhythm-makers! In this Level 1 class, you’ll be able to join the fun as your musical preschooler has the opportunity to:
✔ explore the world of rhythm through movement, playing with instruments, singing and chanting
✔ develop basic rhythm skills such as keeping the beat, improvising, ensemble play and soloing
✔ learn new ways to create, cooperate with others, and express him or her self musically.
Music Together’s 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 we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments and music-based games, our preschoolers learn to create their own drumming patterns, invent new ways to play rhythm instruments, create movement ideas for songs, and even invent their own drum solos! (45 minutes)
Drums will be 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.
Fall ’19, Winter and Spring ’20: SATURDAY 12:30PM
Rhythm Kids Level 2 SCHOOL-AGE, AGES 6-8
In the Level 2 classes, our school-age students will continue to grow musically – integrating and assimilating rhythm into their lives as they:
✔ learn different multicultural drumming patterns
✔ develop new repertoire on percussion instruments such as shakers, tambourines, djembes, bongos, etc.
✔ explore movement and dance while singing
✔ play exciting games based on music and drumming
✔ and have fun with a host of rhythm activities.
Music Together’s Rhythm Kids Level 2 offers older children age-appropriate ways to play rhythm instruments while learning traditional drumming patterns through animal names and movements and experiencing drumming, song, and dance from around the world. Our students find new ways to connect mind, body, and voice through rhythm, and develop skill in improvising, soloing, conducting, composition and improvisation as they participate in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun! (45 minutes)
To get the most out of class, Level 2 students will need a drum at home. We use 9” x 18” djembes, but feel free to get whatever size you think is best for your child. Your teacher will provide information about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together families.
Fall ’19, Winter and Spring ’20: SATURDAY 1:30PM
Included in your Rhythm Kids tuition are…
The Music Together Animal Collection Songbook
A CD that you can use at home, in the car or at grandma’s, and
Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
Fall, Winter and Spring Semesters:
Fees for Rhythm Kids: $260 per semester
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Family Discount: SAVE $45 for each additional sibling!
(Note: There is no additional registration fee for Music Together classes.)
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Save $25 on tuition if your child enrolls in MUSIC TOGETHER and Early Childhood Dance
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