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.
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.
Rhythm Kids classes are split into two levels:
Level 1 – 4-year-old Kinder and Foundation/Prep
Level 2 – Grade 1 and 2
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.
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.
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.
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 Fees1 class per week for a family with one child
- Can be paid per trimester $376
- Joyful weekly music and movement classes
- New digital song collection each trimester
- CD to play in the car
- Beautifully illustrated songbook
- 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
- Extra musical videos from your teachers
- Access to unique online Rhythm Kids drum and play tutorials
- Tickets to special family events each trimester
Trimester fee breakdown
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
Level 1: Four year old Kinder and Prep
Level 2: Grades 1 and 2
Online: 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.
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.