Rhythm Kids Online

 

Our Rhythm Kids Online class is just the thing to keep your older child making music. Designed specifically for you and your 4-8 year olds, these active classes tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun.

In each weekly class, you and your child will drum, sing, move, and play to rhythms inspired by musical traditions around the world, from West African Gahu, to Japanese Taiko, to Brazilian Samba, to name a few. As they learn to think and create like a musician, they’ll also gain valuable skills they’ll take to the school classroom (and beyond!): confidence, focus, leadership, cognitive flexibility, and more.

Classes include:

  • immersion in the musical language of many cultures
  • playful music games with rules
  • deep exposure to complex, fun, and rockin' music
  • rich, creative experimentation and expression, improvisation, and innovation

During our 10-week Fall semester, you'll be also able to join our Facebook live events and Grandparents days.

The Kangaroo Collection features drumming patterns inspired by the Australian didgeridoo. We'll learn a traditional song and "sit-down dance" from the Torres Strait Islanders called "Taba Naba", and with "Hand in Hand" we'll explore body percussion and sing a three-part round. We'll jam and solo-sing to the reggae beat of "Every Day's a Good Day" and, of course, have lots of fun moving like "Krazy Kangarooz!" All 22 songs in this collection have been chosen and arranged specifically to support each student's music development.

Your child can use a drum, laundry basket, or box for class.  Once classes begin, you might like to purchase a Djembe Drum for your child. We recommend one of three styles offered through Mindy's Music.