Rhythm Kids

Rhythm Kids K-2 is for children in kindergarten through second grade (ages 5-8) to attend with or without a parent or another adult. We would also consider allowing a 5-year-old who has not yet started kindergarten to participate in Rhythm Kids as long as an adult attended with him or her.

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!

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 with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote.

Tuition includes:

  • Weekly, 45-minute classes.
  • Animal Collection Songbook and CD each semester, plus digital download options.
  • Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs.

Each child participating in Rhythm Kids is required to bring a hand drum to class. We recommend using a sturdy djembe. For this age group, that would typically be a 9” x 18” drum, but get whatever size you think is best for your child. Rhythm Kids participants may purchase a djembe through Djembe Direct (www.djembedirect.com). Use the code RHYTHM-KIDS at checkout for a 5% discount plus free shipping!


Rhythm Kids Schedule

Day Time Class Start Date End Date Teacher Register

Plymouth: Wayzata Free Church
705 County Rd 101 N
Plymouth, MN 55447
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Monday 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Rhythm Kids 4-5
Jan 06, 2020 Mar 09, 2020 Angela Barberg Register

St. Paul: Midpointe Event Center/Dancers Studio
Intersection of I-94 and Pascal St N, facing I-94
415 Pascal St N
St. Paul, MN 55104
Wednesday 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Rhythm Kids 4-5
Jan 08, 2020 Mar 11, 2020 Linda Brasaemle Register

St. Paul: The Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
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Monday 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Rhythm Kids K-2
Jan 06, 2020 Mar 09, 2020 Linda Brasaemle Register