children aged 5 upwards - or those who have started Reception Year - with no previous musical experience.
young music students wanting to improve their musical knowledge and confidence. Those preparing for music exams will find the dictation and composition activities helpful towards improving sight-reading and aural skills.
ideal preparation for young students interested in taking up formal music lessons.
Rhythm Circle activities are specially designed to help young children gain confidence in basic numeracy.
Students will not need to have a fluent knowledge of the alphabet or counting in order to benefit and enjoy the sessions
To book classes, download, complete and return the application form.
Full payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the first class.
Places are confirmed upon receipt of full payment.
Rhythm Circle classes are progressive, with each new session building upon knowledge gained from previous days.
It is possible for students to participate without having attended the previous session. However, it would ultimately be beneficial to attend all days since each day has a different focus for learning.
In most cases, there will be a brief recap on subjects taught in previous sessions.
Formal music lessons can be very intense for a young child. Many find it difficult to absorb all the new information being given out at weekly lessons.
Rhythm Circle aims to make the elements of music (rhythm, pitch, dynamics, articulation) more accessible by means of musical games and activities. These give students the chance to use their existing knowledge in a different context which builds confidence.
For students who are already fairly confident but who find practicing a chore, Rhythm Circle provides a fun way of exploring music and consolidating their musical knowledge.