Frequently Asked Questions

Rhythm Circle is suitable for:

  • Children aged 5-11 years old (or those who have started Reception Year). No previous musical experience necessary.
  • Young music students wanting to improve their musical knowledge and confidence. Our Pre-Exam Workshops are specially designed to help those preparing for music exams (specifically working on aural, sight-reading and general musicianship).
  • Ideal preparation for young students interested in taking up formal music lessons
All Rhythm Circle staff have up to date DBS checks
10.00 - 12.30pm
Morning Session
12.30 - 1.30pm
1.30 - 4.00pm
Afternoon Session

Wrap-around Care available 8.30-10.00am and 4.00-5.00pm

Morning sessions: core learning sessions where we teach new subjects and musical games. If your child can only attend one session, do make it the morning sessions in order to maximise learning opportunities.

Afternoon sessions: relaxed session featuring either musical Arts and Crafts or DIY Instrument making workshop, a musical storytelling workshop and Interactive Concerts. Content of these session will focus on knowledge gained in the morning.
The afternoon workshops and activities provide focal points for students to apply knowledge learnt in the morning session. 

Older children (aged 8-11) or those with previous musical experiences are very welcome to join us for the afternoon sessions. 

However, younger children (aged 5-7) or those without any previous musical experience  may  find it difficult to keep up. If this is the case, it would be more beneficial to the child to attend the morning session first.
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 appropriate booking form for the specific class you're interested in from our Holiday Club page.

Full payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the first class.

Places on Rhythm Circle courses are given on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings are only 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 sessions. However, it would ultimately be beneficial to attend all days since each day has a different focus for learning.

Students can also choose to attend just morning or afternoon sessions (Please see FAQ :What is a Rhythm Circle day like?)

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.
Rhythm Circle is covered by Employers and Public Liability insurance up to £10,000,000