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Rhythm Kids

Rhythm Kids™

Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children in Kindergarten (possible pre-k) through second grade (ages 5–8). Children integrate and assimilate rhythm into their lives, as they:

  • learn multicultural drumming patterns;
  • develop new repertoire on various percussion instruments;
  • explore movement and dance while singing songs;
  • play games based on music and drumming;
  • have fun with a host of rhythm activities.
  • 8-10 weekly, 45-minute classes
  • 2 CDs each semester
  • Access to online in-home activity pages
  • Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
  • Learn, create, discover and explore music, movement and drumming
  • Enjoy age-appropriate ways to play rhythm instruments (shakers, tambourines, etc.)
  • Explore traditional drumming patterns through animal names and movements
  • Experience drumming, song, and dance from around the world (Mali, Puerto Rico, Turkey, etc.)
  • Find new ways to connect mind, body, and voice through rhythm
  • Develop skill in improvising, soloing, conducting, composition, and improvisation
  • Participate in active musical games that are both enriching and totally fun!

Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together®® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age eight. As part of the Rhythm Kids experience, children and their grownups can enjoy drumming play and practice sessions at home with the help of online play-along videos featuring Rhythm Kids creator Tom Foote.

Classes are for children K–2 (ages 5–8)

Students should have their own hand drum for use at home (and potentially for use in class—please check with Jess Day).

Pre-Rhythm Kids (4,5yr olds)

PreRhythm Kids™ with Music Together Song Collections (ages 4-5 w/ parent or caregiver)

PreRhythm Kids is geared for preschoolers who are ready to take their next music step. Utilizing the Music Together curriculum each week, we drum sing, dance, play instruments and begin to play music-based games. PreRhythm Kids guides children toward developmentally appropriate music and movement activities, where they can begin to take charge, lead others, and be musically creative as they make up their own drumming patterns, invent new ways to play rhythm instruments, create movement ideas for songs and even take a drum solo! Families also get access to the online Family Music Zone with great in-home ideas and videos. A variety of drums will be provided for the class.


This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age five through all nine song collections. This basic class follows the recommendations of child development researchers—grouping children of a variety of ages because this fosters natural, family-style learning. Younger children enjoy watching and imitating older ones; older children learn by leading younger ones; and adults are happy because the children in the family can go to class together. Each child participates at his or her own level in singing, moving, chanting, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments. Any caregivers—parents, grandparents, nanny—can bring the children. The whole family is welcome for this important family music experience.


Every child’s development benefits from early exposure to music and movement. Because the early months (8 months and younger) are so important, Music Together offers two options for babies. Babies eight months and younger at the time of registration may attend a Mixed Ages Class, whether registered on their own or attending free with an older brother or sister. Babies may also take the special “Babies Class” offered as a one-semester introduction to Music Together. (This class cannot be repeated.) The music activities and materials are specially designed for parents who want to learn as much as possible about music development in babies. Meet other parents of newborns and learn some fascinating music activities you can recreate at home with your baby.

Guitar Class for Grownups

Guitar Classes for Grownups

In order to help parents/caregivers learn their child’s favorite Music Together songs on the guitar, there’s a guitar program for adults. This program is offered exclusively to families whose children are enrolled in one or more Midcoast Music Together’s classes and to preschool teachers whose classes are enrolled in Music Together Preschool. In class, students learn basic beginner guitar concepts, including simplified chording, so that they may accompany themselves and their families as soon as possible.

Classes are 60 minutes long and meet once weekly for 8 weeks in the fall, winter, and spring; guitar classes are not offered during the summer. Students must bring their own guitar, capo, and current semester songbook. 


Music Together® Guitar Class for Grownups! STARTS TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 2016.

The class is open to parents and caregivers of children registered (and pre-k teachers) in the WINTER 2016 "DRUMS Collection" semester. If you would like to learn to play guitar using Music Together songs as the vehicle, this is the class for you!

Participants will learn basic strums and chords for more than a dozen songs from the current Music Together song collection. This class is designed for beginners who have never held a guitar-and for people who know a just a little guitar!

All participants build technique and musicianship in an organic, relaxed way while learning new ways to explore Music Together songs with their child at home and on the road. And, it's an enjoyable night out with other parents of small children or teachers working with children.

Course materials:

You will need a guitar, guitar capo, (3-ring binder) and guitar tuner or pitch pipe. Call me at (207-593-6645) if you have questions or need suggestions about materials. Borrowing a guitar can be a good option.

Class schedule:

Our one-hour classes are scheduled for eight weeks starting on January 26. All classes meet at 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Sweet Tree Arts, Hope, ME

Class Fee / Registration:

The fee for Guitar Class is $115.00 and includes 8 weekly classes and a "DRUMS Collection" Guitar Workbook. Register online or by contacting Jess Day at 207.593.6645 or

Consider taking the class even if you've never played an instrument - it's a great way to continue the music-making at home or in the classroom.




This is an open invitation to come and sit in on a class to see what Music Together is like. We will go over how Music Together works and have fun making music together!