The Jaguar Rhythm Patterns are adapted from the duple-meter drumming patterns of Puerto Rico's Bomba dancing, an interplay where the drummer tries to follow the dancer's movements. We'll get to try it out 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. In "Singing' My Song," we'll sing and move to our own song...and everyone else's! And, perhaps best of all, we'll get to experience the joys of being a "Jaguar in the Jungle." All 22 selections in this collection have been chosen and arranged specifically to support each student's music development.
In addition to your weekly classes, tuition includes a new songbook, along with online access to the music and bonus activities, as well as Rhythm Kids videos to watch at home.
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 preK–2 (ages 4 through 8) and include:
Weekly, 45-minute classes
Animal Collection Songbook and CD each semester
Access to online video tutorials and play-alongs
A child–sized djembe drum (for the purchase or rental of $30.)