Rhythm Kids

Music Together® Coastal Melodies is proud to be one of the centers currently piloting this brand new program.  We are now offering both "Rhythm Kids™ Level 1" and "Rhythm Kids™ Level 2."  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.

Ready to try a class? Use the Free Previews tab on our website to come see what Rhythm Kids is like firsthand with no obligation.


Rhythm Kids™ Level 1 is the next musical step for your preschool child (ages 4–5) with a parent or caregiver. Each week we drum, sing, dance, play rhythm instruments, and begin to play music-based games. Rhythm Kids Level 1 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 (shakers, sticks, etc.);
  • create movement ideas for songs;
  • and even take a drum solo

These classes are for preschoolers ages 4–5 attending with a grownup and include:

  • 10 weekly, 45-minute classes
  • Animal Collection Songbook and 2 CDs each semester
  • Access to online drum-play videos and other materials

Your child will:

  • Explore the world of rhythm through movement, instrument play, and song
  • Develop basic rhythm skills, like keeping beat, improvising, ensemble play, and soloing
  • Learn to create, cooperate, and express themselves musically

Drums will be provided for the class each week (or you can bring your own). Just add hands!


Rhythm Kids™ Level 2 is an exciting music, movement, and drumming class for children ages 5 through 8. Children will 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.

As part of the Rhythm Kids Level 2 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.

These classes are for children ages 5 through 8 and include:

  • 10 weekly, 45-minute "optional drop-off" classes (Parents and caregivers are invited but not required to stay for this class.)
  • Animal Collection Songbook and CDs (2 copies) 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!