Rhythm Kids Level 2

The Winter 2018 (January-March) session is the Elephant Collection:

The Elephant Rhythm features triple-meter drumming patterns inspired by the traditional social dance from Mali known as Suku. We’ll enjoy dramatic play in “Elephant Stampede” and choreographed dancing and drumming in “Africa O Africa.” We’ll also learn a delightful Gaelic children’s song called “Dilín ó Deamhas” and, of course, have a blast doing “The Elephant Dance”! All 18 songs in this collection have been chosen and arranged specifically to support each student’s music development.

 

Rhythm Kids Level 2 is Interactive drumming for kids. Created for children in kindergarten through second grade (6-8 years old). Parents sign up to attend at least 3 classes during the trimester.

Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:

  • Learn multicultural dumming 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 include:

  • 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), but is not required. Information on where to purchase a hand drum will be available upon registration confirmation. You can learn more HERE.

Listen to a sample of our songs