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We are SO excited to be planning our our 2022 classes!
We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for our 2022 classes.
We can't wait to make music again with you all soon!

RHYTHM KIDS™ - FIND YOUR JAM!

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

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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They will  learn to compose, choreograph, and conduct as they play—and play with!—a variety of musical instruments: West African djembe drums, percussion instruments, and, the most important instruments of all, their voices and their bodies. As your big kid learns to think and create like a musician, they’ll also build musical connections to the global community.

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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
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    Rhythm Kids classes are split into two levels:
    Level 1 – 4-year-old Kinder and Foundation/Prep
    Level 2 – Grade 1 and 2

    Childrens Music Class - The Rhythm Tree Melbourne

    Why Rhythm Kids for my child?

    CERES Environmental Park

    CERES Environment Park

    Home to The Rhythm Tree for 11+ years, our beloved CERES (pronounced series) venue is our most popular location.

    Address

    The Lower Merri, CERES Environmental Park, 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.

    Your Teacher

    Rebecca

    Rebecca is a Registered Music Therapist and music educator with qualifications in education support and Auslan. Rebecca believes in the capacity of music to nurture development in early childhood. She loves supporting meaningful family connections through shared musical experiences. She also teaches Rhythm Kids for 4-8 year olds.

    Pricing

    We offer an award-winning, research-based, early childhood music and movement program that strongly emphasises and facilitates adult involvement. We encourage families to joyfully experience music.

    Class Fees

    1 class per week for a family with one child
    $ 99 Per Month
    • Same class sibling discount - $25 off each month
    • Joyful weekly music and movement classes
    • Beautifully illustrated songbook
    • New digital song collection each trimester
    • CD to play in the car
    • Access to your Family Portal (where you can book makeups)
    • Music and resources on the Hello Everybody App
    • Access to our online community – The Family Tree House
    • Access to unique online Rhythm Kids drum and play tutorials
    • Tickets to special family events throughout the year
    • July to December's monthly price will be $108 due to a longer collection. Family discounts listed below
    • Please note that each termly fee is divided into 3 equal monthly instalments.
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    Bonus extras

    Trimester date and fee breakdown

    Term 1
    Collection: Alligator
    Dates:
     Monday 7 February to Saturday 9 April

    Term 1 monthly instalments

    (include $25 resource fee per month, per family)
    January: $99 / *$74
    February: 
    $99 / *$74
    March: $99 / *$74

    * CERES classes: Additional siblings attending same class

    ONLINE classes: Additional siblings FREE

    Term 2
    Collection:
     Tree Frog
    Dates:
     Tuesday 26 April to Saturday 25 June 

    Term 2 monthly instalments

    (includes $25 monthly resource fee per month per family)

    April: $99 /*$74
    May: $99 /*$74
    June: $99 / *$74

    * CERES classes: Additional siblings attending same class

    ONLINE classes: Additional siblings FREE

    Term 3
    Collection: Toucan
    Dates: Monday 11 July to Saturday 17 September

    Term 3 monthly instalments

    (includes $25 monthly resource fee per month per family)
    Note: Slight increase in monthly fee due to one extra week in this collection

    July: $108 / *$83
    August: $108 / *$83
    September: $108 /*$83

    * CERES classes: Additional siblings attending same classs

    ONLINE classes: Additional siblings FREE


    Term 4

    Collections: Hippo
    Dates: Monday 3 October to Saturday 10 December (Holiday – Tuesday 1 November)

    Term 4 monthly instalments

    (includes $25 monthly resource fee per month per family)

    October: $108 / *$83
    November: $108 / *$83
    December: $108 / *$83  (Tuesdays $83)

    * CERES classes: Additional siblings attending same classs

    ONLINE classes: Additional siblings FREE

     

    Payment breakdown for those joining part way through a term and paying prorate.

      CERES classes: $25.00 per child per class

    ONLINE classes: $25 per family per class

    Resource fee: $75 per family, per collection (split into 3 x $25 monthly payments)

    If you join part way through a collection you will pay pro rata fees

    Enrolment is ongoing with the option to opt out of a term by letting us know one week before the end of the term prior.

     

    Discounts

    Online classes: Siblings attend for free

    For classes at CERES (siblings sharing resources):

    • 2nd child will receive $40 off per month
      e.g. pay $54 per month / $216 per trimester

    Receive $20 per month discount in 2nd class whether Rhythm Kids, Family or Babies

    Timetable & Registration

    Rhythm Kids for 4-8 year olds
    Four year old kinder to grade  2

    From our families

    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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