Rhythm Kids

Rhythm Kids is a new, exciting music, movement and drumming class for children. (Grownup participation is optional) The Rhythm Kids Class follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development.

As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote. Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives and will:

  • Learn, create, discover and explore music, movement and drumming
  • Develop new repertoire on various percussion instruments and enjoy age appropriate ways to play them
  • 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!
There are two types of Rhythm Kids Class offerings:

Rhythm Kids Level 1 - Ages 4-5 

Rhythm Kids for children ages 4 and 5 is the next musical step for your preschool child and includes the participation of a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments and play music-based games. Rhythm Kids 4-5 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others and be musically creative as they:

  • 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 

 Classes include:

  • 10 weekly, 45 minute classes 
  • Animal collection songbook and 2 CDs each semester 
  • Access to online drum-play videos and other materials 

Drums will be provided for the class each week or you can bring
your own.

Rhythm Kids Level 2 - Ages K-2 

Classes are for children grades K-2.
You DO NOT have to have completed Level 1 to take Level 2.
Adult participation optional. Classes include:
  • 10 weekly, 45 minute classes
  • Animal collection songbook and CDs (2 copies) each semester
  • Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
Students should have their own hand drum for use at home (and potentially for use in class - please check with your local center)


Click here to see a video about Rhythm Kids!