Rhythm Kids

Michelle Tate
Westborough - Saint Stephens Church (location map)
Thursday, 4:30 PM
09/14/17 - 11/09/17 (9 weeks)

Rhythm KidsTM 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: 1) learn multicultural drumming patterns 2) develop new repertoire on various percussion instruments 3) explore movement and dance while singing songs 4) play games based on music and drumming 5) 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 - Grade 2 (ages 5 - 8) and include: - 9 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).