Rhythm Kids ®, Level 1 is a wonderful and exciting new class added to the Musical Folk curriculum. It is bursting with fun and playful eduction and will bridge the gap for children from our Mixed-age classes to get them ready for formalized instrument lessons when they are a little older. Some children start instruments around 6 years old.
This class is geared for children 4 to 5 years old. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids ®, Level 1 guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative. In each class, students will:
- Learn multicultural drumming 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
- Get ready for formalized instrument lessons
Rhythm Kids ®, Level 1 follows through on the Music Together® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. As they drum, sing, and move to new rhythms, children naturally build musicality that helps them transition to fomal instrument lessons such as Ukulele. Many Music Teachers feel that our program really gets their child ready for more formal instruments lessons with the activities we do in class. And for the children who are eager to start "formal instrument lessons too young (*before* they are ready), this is the program you have been waiting for.