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A program for Kids ages 4 years old through 2nd grade!

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On Hold

The Rhythm Kids program is on hold right now, as I navigate these new waters (see homepage). Please keep checking back, I hope to be able to offer it again next year sometime. 

Remember that children through 5 years old can still get a lot out of Mixed Age class!

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, in addition to weekly classes, 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.

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Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class where children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:

  • 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!

Classes are offered for 4-8 year-olds with parent participation strongly encouraged. Classes are offered for both beginning (level 1) and intermediate (level 2) students in a combined, family-style setting. 

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  • Weekly, 45-minute classes

  • Animal Collection Songbook and CD each semester

  • Access to online video tutorials, music reading readiness activities, and play-alongs

Tuition includes:

Rhythm Kids students will need their own drum to use in class and at home.

A djembe is preferred, but any hand drum will

work, so please use what you can find.

Drum Options:

1. When registering, you can choose a pricing option that includes a djembe drum (like the one pictured) for your child (only $38 for the drum)!

2. You may purchase a drum from  Djembe Direct and use the code RHYTHMKIDS to receive a 5% discount. Shipping is FREE.

3. There are drums available online in many places.

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Note: Rhythm Kids classes are for children 4 years old and older. Siblings can attend class together, but siblings under 4 years old are not developmentally ready for the structure of Rhythm Kids classes; therefore, except for babies seven months and younger, only children in the specified age range and their adults may attend. No previous music experience is required.

This video was made for "Rhythm Kids Online." It gives a good idea of what children get to discover in Rhythm kids.