Celebrating diversity at The Rhythm Tree

At The Rhythm Tree we are passionate about creating an inclusive community where everyone feels safe, respected and that they belong.  We are participating in Harmony Week (15 – 21 March 2021) to celebrate all the wonderful, diverse families in our music-making community. Harmony Week focuses on inclusiveness, respect and

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Rebecca talks about the Rhythm Kids program!

Rebecca Rebecca runs Rhythm Kids and Babies Classes at CERES Environmental Park in Brunswick East on Thursdays and Babies, Rhythm Kids and Family classes online on Fridays . Book HERE. Rhythm Kids is a research-based drumming, singing and movement program designed for four to eight year olds, who are starting

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Cartoon African animals dancing

Need an animal-themed family boogie? Us too!

Sixty-seven wonderful families turned up for our ANIMAL-THEMED FAMILY BOOGIE on Zoom at the end of August! We didn’t get many photos – we were too busy shaking our tail feathers and growling like tigers – but it was joyous and silly and wonderful to dress up and dance like animals with so many of

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Mother and daughter, Clare and Lella, have been attending family music classes for four years

Online music classes: helping families keep the beat in 2020

Melbourne family Clare-Louise Brumley and her seven year old daughter Lella have been attending Rhythm Tree music classes for four years. They currently do two weekly online classes via zoom. The benefits of online classes run deep. Since starting online classes in April and absorbing daily offerings from The Rhythm Tree

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Little girl throwing scarf in the air watching music class on screen

Keeping afloat during lockdown #2

These are challenging times. Like so many of you, we thought we knew what we were doing until March – when the global pandemic meant our face-to-face music classes could not continue. What were we to do? We scrambled online, blinking and clearing our throats. The Rhythm Tree has been

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Illustration of families sitting in a circle smiling and making music together

5 reasons that music is the best medicine!

There is so much scientific evidence out there that music not only uplifts and empowers, but it actually does heal the soul. Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Plato Five positive things that happen inside our bodies when

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The Rhythm Tree At Home

Music and Connection Heals the Soul Across the globe people are singing and playing music together from their balconies, whole streets are listening together from their candlelit driveways to a lone bugle, virtual choirs and orchestras are being created via social media and singers and musicians are running live concerts

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The Rhythm Tree Educator and a Boy

Repetition is good….Repetition is good….Repetition is good…..

Being introduced to so many new songs in different styles, tonalities and metres can be a bit overwhelming both for children and grownups (teachers included) Finding ways to familiarise your family with the songs at home, can be really enrich your family’s experience in class. Here are some useful ideas: 1. Play

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8 Ways to Create a Musical Family

Creating an identity as a Musical Family 8 Ways to Create a Musical Family   When your children are young, it’s a great time to think about creating an identity as a family. Over the last few weeks in class we have been discussing ‘what makes a musical family’ and

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