Rhythm Kids Trial Classes
Sheepshead Bay - Sunday, April 7 at 12:15 pm
Bay Ridge -- Tuesday, April 9 at 4:45 pm
To reserve a spot, please call 718-499-2866
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab some friends and come check it out!
The next musical step for your preschool child (ages 4-6) and an introduction to instrument instruction in a play-based approach!
We’ll drum, sing, use other rhythm instruments, and play music-based games. Kids this age are at an exciting developmental stage, where they can begin to drum and sing with musical accuracy, play or sing on cue, wait for their turn, lead others, follow instructions to play musical games, and make up their own musical mini-compositions. But they still have lots of fun, goofy energy, so we'll keep things playful and creative.
We’ll be using a multicultural curriculum, with new “Animal” song collections. Each new "Animal" song collection features several songs from the current Music Together collection, which will be familiar to some families, and also introduces new songs from around the world, a fun new Hello and Goodbye song, and a variety of new drumming patterns.
Rhythm Kids uses Djembes to teach drum technique and rhythm patterns from cultures around the world. A parent or caregiver attends class with the child once a week. At home, during the week, fun instructional videos will lead our families through drumming practice and play sessions -- working to master different drumming patterns.
Be part of the fun this Spring as we drum to the "Toucan" song collection with drumming patterns from Brazil on "In Rio". Children will discover the fun of samba music and dancing with the song "Sambalele" -- and even learn to sing in Portuguese! We'll learn to beatbox, as we dance, and sing about our friends in "Bout My Friends." And we'll sing, hop, and fly like Toucans over the rainforests of South America as we sing and drum along to "Two Toucans."
(Note: Families will be asked to purchase a child-size Djembe for each child, and to bring the drum to class each week. We will provide the drums at our cost (approximately $30). Larger Djembes or other drums will be provided for the adults to use during class.)
Schedule of Classes