Music Classes for Big Kids in Palatine

Your child is at the age where she’s eager to take on new challenges and learn new skills. Four, five-, six-, and seven-year-olds are ready to lead musical activities with their peers. They want to dig deeper and understand how music works. That's what our drop-off music classes for big kids are all about.

Class Options at Grow Music Academy for Your Big Kid

Rhythm Kids is an exciting music, movement and drumming class for children in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5 through 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. 

Rhythm Kids follows through on the Music Together®® vision to help children complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. 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 in Kindergarten through second grade (ages 5 through 8) and include: 

  • Weekly 45 minute classes
  • Animal Collection Songbook and CDs each semester
  • Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
Children will:  
  • 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!
Students should have their own djembe drum for use at home. Please check with your center director about how to purchase a drum. 


Rhythm Kids by Music Together

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