Rhythm class for 4 to 7 years old
Our Rhythm Kids classes are just the thing to get your child to (willingly) put down the iPad and start making music with their friends. Designed specifically for pre-K and early elementary students, these active classes tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun.
In each weekly class, your child will drum, sing, move, and play to rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba, to name a few. As they learn to think and create like a musician, they’ll also gain valuable skills they’ll take to the elementary school classroom (and beyond!): confidence, focus, leadership, cognitive flexibility, and more. By the end of the semester, your child will be eager to show off what they’ve learned!
Join us for the Alligator collection this Spring
The Alligator Collection includes drumming patterns from Guinea, West Africa. These patterns often accompany a song and dance called "Kakilambe" a mask-dance song performed annually by the Baga people of Guinea to celebrate life and the growth of crops. We'll clap, stomp, and drum along to the lively beat of "Let Me Hear You" and do some zydeco line dancing in "Alligator Zydeco." And "Alligator Slide" will give us a chance to experience a day in the life of an alligator. All 18 selections in this collection have been chosen and arranged specifically to support your child's music development.
Next semester FALL 2023 - FILLED, Sorry Too Late
Saturday, September 9 - 10 week semester
At the start of each new semester, families receive:
Rhythm Kids - CD level 1 with download link (18 songs)
Rhythm Kids - Songbook with creative rhythmical and musical activities
6 online video activities, available through the Family Music Zone
All our djembes are thoroughly disinfected before and after use. You may also choose to bring your own from home. A drum, djembe or tubano is requested at home for practice.