Welcome to the Rhythm Tree


Award Winning Family Music Classes
For 0-5 Year olds AND the Grownups who
Love Them

Imagine a 
joyful, family music making experience, in a nurturingplayful and pressure free environment, where adults and
children participate at their own level and individual learning styles are respected.


Sing     -     Dance     -     Play     -     Connect

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CERES Environmental Park
Brunswick East
Morning Classes
Afternoon Classes (Special)*

Abbotsford Convent
Morning Classes
Community Centre
Morning Classes
MC Square
Morning Classes
Newport Community Hub
Morning Classes

*Afternoon classes - Two Siblings for the price of one.

Term 1, 2019 online registration now open!

Each Term Includes

  • 9 x Weekly 45-minute classes with engaging activities you can do all week long (Unless marked as an 8 week term)
  • The music for the term on CD, plus digital song downloads and a beautifully illustrated songbook (resources)*
  • Digital resources, including the Family Music Zone and the Hello Everybody app to access your music from anywhere (resources)*
  • New families also receive a Rhythm Tree bag with egg shaker, 'Music and Your Child'  guidebook for parents
  • 2 make up classes

Termly Class Fees (which includes the above)

New Families one-off registration fee - $10

9 week term

Morning classes

Family with 1 child - $248 Early Bird ($258 standard price )

Family with 2 or more children* - $373.50 Early Bird ($388.50 standard price)

Afternoon Classes

ALL families -  $248 Early Bird ($258 standard price )

8 week term (all Monday classes due to Labour Day holiday)

Morning Classes

Family with 1 child -  $226 Early Bird ($236 standard price)

Family with 2 or more children* - $337 Early Bird ($352 standard price)

Afternoon Classes

ALL Families -  $226 Early Bird ($236 standard price)

*Note -
Siblings under 8 months FREE

Early Bird price applies to fees paid before the commencement of term


Bonus! Two or more Siblings for the price of one at:

All CERES Afternoon classes- Enrol HERE

Not just for children! 
The Rhythm Tree Family Music Classes 
It is often said 'If you want a child to learn to read .....then read yourself'. 
The same can be said about music.
At The Rhythm Tree you'll find grownups singing in three part harmonies, playing musical games, doing line dances and jamming using a wide variety of percussion instruments.
Our aim is create a rich, playful musical environment where a community of families can come once a week for 45 minutes to make music together.  You don't have to be the best singer or dancer in the world or have learned an instrument. Simply by taking part you can show your children that 'music is FUN and for everyone'. Your children learn by watching the grownups around them and by having a nurturing and pressure free space where they can experiment and play with music in their own way.
We encourage music making to continue at home and have a new song collection every term which the families take home. The high quality recordings are suitable for the whole family; an eclectic mix of different genres and styles of music e.g. traditional, folk, jazz, blues, rap, songs and music from around the world, classical, opera. 
Each new family also receives a Rhythm Tree bag with egg shaker for each child enrolled, parents' DVD and guide book, musical growth chart and access to online resources as well as an app for devices.

  • Spend quality family time
  • Join a wonderful music making community
  • Meet like-minded families
  • Nurture your children’s natural musicality
  • Make music an exciting part of your family life.
  • Siblings can come together

    More information about the benefits of our program HERE


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The Benefits of a Mixed Aged Class

Child development researchers have found that grouping together children of varying ages fosters natural, family-style learning. Children—even babies!—are inspired and stimulated through interaction with peers of different ages: younger children watch and imitate older ones, older children lead younger ones, and adults are happy because their children are in class together. And any or all of your child's caregivers—parents, grandparents, nannies—can come share in the experience, both in class and at home. The whole family is welcome!

Babies - because babies spend most of their time listening and observing, it’s the perfect way to introduce them to the joys of making music. Your baby will engage at their own level, vocalising, moving, listening, observing, and exploring musical instruments. Your teacher will also show you ways that you can pass on musical information in other sensory ways.

Toddlers - Toddlers learn by watching others and by playing and experimenting. Just imagine how much they could learn in a music class where children from birth to age 5 are all participating at their own levels—singing, moving, listening, observing, and exploring musical instruments in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Kindergarten Aged Children - When you bring music into your child’s life with The Rhythm Tree, they enter a musically rich environment that welcomes their participation, however they choose to engage with it. With songs in a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues and world music to folk, The Rhythm Tree stimulates and supports your three-, four-, or five-year-old's growing musical creativity, enthusiasm, and skills.



Learn and Grow with Music

When your child is young, music has tremendous power to enhance, not only their love of music and the joy it brings, but also their overall development. Just as music integrates mind, body, and emotions, music learning supports all learning® (PDF) and, in whatever class-type you choose, the Music Together curriculum will support your child in:

Music Learning and Development
Language Development and Emergent Literacy
Social and Emotional Development
Cognition and General Knowledge
Physical and Motor Development
Approaches to Learning