Music Together Rhythm Kids™

PreRhythm Kids™ with the Music Together Song Collection
PreRhythm Kids is the next musical step for your preschool child with a parent or caregiver. Utilizing the Music Together curriculum each week, we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. PreRhythm Kids 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
· and even take a drum solo!
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





Rhythm Kids PreK™

Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5–8).



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 eight. A special part of the Rhythm Kids class experience is the play-along videos and other materials available online With the help of a grownup, as needed, children can have drumming play and practice sessions with Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote himself!

Classes are for children K–2 (ages 5–8) and include:
· 10 weekly, 45-minute classes
· 2 CDs each semester
· Access to online in-home activity pages
· 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!

Students should have their own hand drum for use at home (and for use in class whenever needed or desired).