Rhythm Kids™

 

Level 1 

Rhythm Kids™ Level 1 is the next musical step for your preschool child (ages 4–5) with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. 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 they: 

make up their own drumming patterns 

invent new ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, sticks, etc.) 

create movement ideas for songs 

even take a drum solo! 

 

Rhythm Kids™ Level 1 follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. 

Classes are for preschoolers ages 4–5 and include: 

10 weekly, 45-minute classes 

Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester 

Access to online drum-play videos and other material 

 

Your child will: 

Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song 

Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing 

Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically 

 

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. 

 

 

Level 2 

Rhythm Kids™ Level 2 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 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 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 

 

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 improvising, soloing, conducting, composition, and improvisation 

Participate in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun! 

 

This is an instrument-learning class, so your child will need a drum. Please ask your teacher about the special discounts on djembe drums that are available to Music Together families.