In a Music Together Rhythm Kids class, 5-8 year-old kids learn signature world-music rhythms on their own djembe. Because music starts and stays grounded in movement and singing, Rhythm Kids incorporates movement and song inspired by a variety of genres to help older children expand their music "vocabulary" and help refine foundational music skill. Rhythm Kids is a great class on its own as well as a complement to piano lessons, dance classes, and elementary school music.
Each class is 45 minutes and gives you the option to drop your child off or stay and participate with them! The program is a natural next step after "graduating" from our mixed-age program but is also a great fit for families new to Music Together. The curriculum includes a focus on djembe drumming technique as well as fun brain-building music games, folk dances, harmony singing, vocal development, opportunities to build confidence in taking solos and being part of an ensemble, and of course, learning new songs from around the world. In Rhythm Kids, your child gets to learn in an environment that's developmentally appropriate and challenging, while building lasting friendships.
Each semester's song collection is a blend of new and familiar songs. Students get their own recording, songbook, and access to online video tutorials with Rhythm Kids Curriculum Co-Author, Tom Foote!
“The Rhythm Kids class has been a natural extension of my daughter's Music Together experience. My daughter's confidence has grown as a musician and the experience has also parlayed into an increased willingness to raise her hand and stand out in school. Here at home, we notice that [she] would just as soon play her Rhythm Kids recording and dance around as turn on the TV.” —J. Branch, Music Together Rhythm Kids parent
Fall 2017 Music Together Rhythm Kids Classes
Music Together Rhythm Kids Classes in Santa Fe begin in September, and meet for 45 minutes once a week over ten weeks. Want to try a class first? Contact us and we can help you arrange a free visit for you and your child.