Rhythm Kids & Generations

RHYTHM KIDS - New for Fall 2018!

 

Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home. 

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Rhythm Kids 1 

Rhythm Kids 1 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class where children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:

  • 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!

Classes are designed for children ages 4 - 5. Parent attendance and participation is required. 

Tuition includes:

• Weekly, 45-minute classes

• Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester

• Access to online drum-play videos and other material

*** A djembe (hand drum) is required for this class; purchase options are available for the first semester *** 

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 2

Rhythm Kids 2 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class where children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:

  • 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!

Classes are for Children ages 6 - 8.

Parent attendance is welcome but not required (drop-off program).

Tuition includes:

• Weekly, 45-minute classes

• Animal Collection Songbook and CDs (2 copies) each semester

• Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs

*** A djembe (hand drum) is required for this class; purchase options are available for the first semester *** 

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! 

Get the newsletter to receive notifications when Rhythm Kids classes become available.

 

GENERATIONS

In senior residential and day programs across the country, people of all ages sing, dance, play, and swing scarves during weekly Music Together intergenerational classes. As the children’s music-learning is nurtured, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grownups also foster important relationships with "Musical Grandfriends." These unique classes are also enjoyed by the seniors and staff. Seniors look forward to the children's lively visits, the chance to share memories, and the sheer fun of these playful music-making experiences. The additional cognitive, physical, and emotional benefits for both children and elders make the Generations class a win-win for all.

 

 

Regardless of age, spirits are lifted, learning across multiple domains is stimulated, and meaningful connections are made. Children and families, especially those without extended family nearby, discover the value of intergenerational relationships and become more comfortable engaging with older adults. Elder participants enjoy witnessing children’s joyful music-making and find a sense of purpose in being a part of young children’s learning, which combats isolation and depression.

 

"There is so much joy, so much love, and so much laughter in a Generations Class from the residents, the children and the parents and caregivers. From a little girl who reaches out her arms to get a hug from a 'grandma,' to the beautiful combination of all voices—young, old, and in between—singing 'My Bonnie,' during the lullaby, the sense of joy and harmonious interaction is magnificent. There is nothing else like it."

 

Get the newsletter to receive notifications when Generations classes become available. Contact the director to enquire about a Generations class in your elder care center.