RHYTHM KIDS™ - FIND YOUR JAM!​

Dynamic and innovative drumming, singing and movement
for 4-8 year olds

Help your child find their jam in this dynamic drumming, singing and movement program

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, just to name a few.

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Classes include:

  • immersion in the musical language of many cultures
  • playful music games with rules
  • opportunities to lead, balanced with opportunities to collaborate
  • deep exposure to complex, fun, and rockin’ music
  • many chances to solo, improvise, and work in ensembles
  • rich, creative experimentation and expression, improvisation, and innovation
Childrens Music Class - The Rhythm Tree Melbourne

Why Rhythm Kids for my child?

Rhythm Kids classes

Brunswick East & Online

Term 3 2024

Monday 15 July to Saturday 21 September

Join us for the
TREE FROG COLLECTION

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The Jaguar Rhythm is based on drumming patterns typically played in Bomba music from Puerto Rico, an interplay where the drummer attempts to follow the dancer’s movements. We’ll explore the interaction between drumming and movement ourselves with the song “Bailen niños.” We’ll sing, dance, and drum along to the lively patterns of “Ayiko, Ayiko,” a welcome song from Southern Ghana. And with “Ala Dal’ona,” we’ll sing, move, and explore the unique 6-beat phrase of this Lebanese folk song. Best of all, we’ll get to experience the joys of being a “Jaguar in the Jungle”! All 20 selections in this collection have been chosen and arranged specifically to support each child’s music development.         

Register for term 3 Rhythm Kids classes below!

Rhythm Kids for 4-8 year olds

Please note that Rhythm Kids is split into two types of classes:

Level 1 at 4:15pm: For children in 4 year old kinder and prep/foundation (4 – 6 years)

Level 2 at 5:15pm: For children in grades 1 and 2 at school (6 – 8 years)

From our families

Your Teacher

Josh

Josh is an experienced Disability Support Worker, Performing Musician and Guitar Teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance and has recently begun his Masters of Music Therapy. He currently plays in various jazz ensembles and an 8 piece afrobeat/funk/latin group in venues around Melbourne. Josh has a passionate connection to music and a natural approach based around improvisation and play. He is committed to creating space to allow for growth of skill, confidence and social connections for all involved in the class.

CERES, Brunswick East

CERES Environment Park

Home to The Rhythm Tree for 13 years, our beloved CERES (pronounced series) venue is our most popular location.

Address

The Lower Merri, CERES, Corner of Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

Getting to class

The Lower Merri classroom is situated underneath the Merri Cafe at the top of CERES.

Parking

If you are driving enter through the mosaic gates at CERES and find a parking space in the car park on your left. If you park as far down as you can you will almost be at the front door of the Lower Merri.

During busy periods the CERES car park may be full. You can park in The Cretan Brotherhood car park on Stewart street and there are a number of additional on street parking spots on Stewart and Roberts Streets.

Spend time at CERES

With an awesome, upcycled adventure playspace, two cafes (including one with a huge sandpit), an organic grocery shop, a plant nursery, roaming chickens, market gardens and so much to explore, see and do – you’ll want to make a day of it at CERES.

Fun facts about our online classes

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You’ll never be late

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You don’t have to sit in traffic or find a parking spot

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You can attend in your PJs

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You can eat in class

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You can sing as loudly as you like

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Your pet can join in

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Your whole household can join in

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You don‘t need to worry about the weather

Music Learning Supports All Learning

Whether as a stand-alone music class or as a companion to private lessons, Rhythm Kids helps your child develop the facility, repertoire, mastery, and creativity to be confident music students and music-makers throughout their lives. Plus, your child will gain valuable life skills!   The music and movement activities support growth in several key developmental areas and will naturally motivat your child  to focus and engage.

Music Learning
  • Rhythm and tonal competence
  • Composing, conducting, & choreographing
  • Independent singing
  • Confidence in movement
  • Creative musical expression

All Learning
  • Leadership and social skills
  • Executive functions
  • Emerging math skills
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Cultural exposure & appreciation
The Rhythm Tree Logo

The Rhythm Tree classes take place on the beautiful land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Wurundjeri elders, past, present and emerging. The land on which we sing, dance and play is Aboriginal land.​

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FEES FOR TERM 3

RHYTHM KIDS at CERES, Brunswick East

Registration Fee: $20  
one time fee for a new family

Fees include:

Payment options:

You can choose to pay a termly lump sum or monthly instalments**

Reduced rate for 2nd child in the same class sharing the same resources 

** Families joining later in a term will pay a pro rata rate of $30 $22.50 per class,

plus $75 resource and Music Together services fee

Termly lump sum: $375  $225 

or

3 instalments of $125  $75

Things to note:

  • Enrolment is ongoing however you may choose to opt out at the end of a term
  • Families joining later in a term will pay a pro rata rate of $30 $22.50 per class plus $75 resource and Music Together services fee
  • Unlimited in-person make up classes at CERES or online (subject to availability) – to be used during current term

FEES FOR TERM 3

RHYTHM KIDS ONLINE CLASSES

Registration Fee: $20  
one time fee for a new family

Fees include:

Payment options:

You can choose to pay a termly lump sum or in monthly instalments**

** Families joining later in a term will pay a pro rata rate of $20 per class,

plus $80 resource and Music Together services fee


Termly lump sum: $280

or

Monthly instalments:  3 x $93

Things to note:

  • Enrolment is ongoing however you may choose to opt out at the end of a term
  • Families joining later in the term will pay a pro rata rate of $20 per class plus $80 resources, postage and Music Together services fee