Rhythm Kids® (Ages 4–5 and Grades K–2)
We are now offering Rhythm Kids Online classes! During each weekly, high-energy class, students have a blast exploring rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world. And the interactive online platform makes it easy for your child to join from your family room.
Big kids know what they like. Telling silly stories. Playing games. Being in charge. Designed specifically for pre-K and early elementary students, our active Rhythm Kids classes for big kids tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun.
Rhythm Kids is just the thing to get your child to (willingly) put down the iPad and start making music with their friends. By the end of the semester, they’ll be proud to show off what they’ve learned: to you, their friends and teachers, and—let’s face it—for some kids, every person they meet!
Rhythm Kids Music Classes for Big Kids
In each weekly music class, we drum, sing, move, and play to rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba, just to name a few.
Students learn to compose, choreograph, and conduct as they play—and play with!—a variety of musical instruments: West African djembe drums, percussion instruments, and, the most important instruments of all, their voices and their bodies. As your big kid learns to think and create like a musician, they’ll also build musical connections to the global community. Classes include:
- immersion in the musical language of many cultures
- playful music games with rules
- opportunities to lead, balanced with opportunities to collaborate
- deep exposure to complex, fun, and rockin' music
- many chances to solo, improvise, and work in ensembles
- rich, creative experimentation and expression, improvisation, and innovation
Have a listen to the music of Rhythm Kids!
Try a class and FIND YOUR JAM!
"'Bout My Friends" Tom Foote and Justine Chadley, arranged by Kenneth K. Guilmartin, ©2017, "Kakilambe" Traditional, arranged and adapted by Kenneth K. Guilmartin ©2015, "Chandamaama Raave" Traditional, arranged and adapted with English Lyrics by Kenneth K. Guilmartin and Tom Foote ©2017, "Hip Hop Hippo" Tom Foote and Kenneth K. Guilmartin, arranged with Lawrence Haber and Karttikeya ©2016, All songs copyrighted Music Together® LLC. All rights reserved. Sound clips used by permission of the copyright holder.