For big kids (5-8 years old)
Our Rhythm Kids classes are just the thing to get your child moving and making music with new friends. Designed specifically for pre-K and early elementary students, these active classes tap into how children this age are wired to learn, with djembe drumming, music games, animal rhythm stories, and lots of stomping-flying-climbing fun. At Little Bird Music Together, you can sign up your big kid for Rhythm Kids Level 2 (kindergarten-second grade).
In each weekly class, 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 elementary school classroom (and beyond!): confidence, focus, leadership, cognitive flexibility, and more. With Rhythm Kids, your child will happily put down the iPad and show off what they’ve learned!
Registration is now open for the Spring 2019 Session featuring the Toucan Song Collection!
This Spring we'll explore the Toucan Collection with drumming patterns from Brazil, heard on a song called "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, of course, we will sing, hop, and fly like Toucans over the rainforests of South America as we sing and drum along to "Two Toucans."
9 weekly classes - Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - 4/10/19 - 6/5/19 Templeton Community Center
This schedule is contingent upon enrollment. A minimum of 6 children is preferred. There is a maximum of 8 children per class.
Parent attendance and participation is welcome and encouraged but not required for Rhythm Kids Level 2. We will require at least one parent to stay for each class. Each student receives a Rhythm Kids songbook, CD, and access to interactive online video drumming tutorials, so that the entire family can continue the fun and learning at home, and parents can stay connected to what their child is learning in class.
Tuition for 9-week spring session:
$153 per child. Each child is required to have a djembe drum for this class. Families can obtain their own djembe for each child or a djembe drum can be included with your class materials for an additional $30 per drum.
Sibling fee is $80 (plus $30 if djembe included). (So total for 2 kids is $233 + $60 for 2 drums if drums included.)
ENROLLING IN BOTH PROGRAMS (Music Together Family Class for 0-5 yr-olds AND Rhythm Kids)? If your child or their sibling is currently enrolled in a Music Together Mixed-Ages Family Class then the tuition for Rhythm Kids is $132 (plus the tuition for family class).
After filling out the registration form below, you may either pay online (see link at bottom of page) or send a check or money order to P.O. Box 103, Atascadero, CA 93423.
If the class day/time you have registered for should need to be cancelled by us, you will be issued a full refund within 10 business days. Should you need to withdraw from the class, refunds are not available after the start date of class, however credit toward a future semester can be arranged by contacting Center Director Janna at (805) 215-9472. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Missed classes cannot be refunded or pro-rated.
RHYTHM KIDS - TOUCAN REGISTRATION FORM
To Register for the Spring 2019 Toucan Song Collection, please fill out the registration form below. Your spot in the class will be held upon receipt of payment. NOTE: This form is only for Spring 2019 registration.