Pattern, Sequence, Rhythm: A Fundamental Class in Music for Homeschoolers

Thursday, September 28, 2017Thursday, November 16, 2017 (8 weeks)
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Lake Harriet House of Music

4948 Washburn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Please register by: 12:00 pm on Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Description: Rhythm is typically thought of in regards to music (sound) and dance (movement). This course will focus on music, but also explore rhythm as it relates to literature, visual art and our environment. Drawing comparisons from these different expressions will reinforce the students understanding of rhythm and bring them the awareness that rhythm is all around us in many different forms. This class will use drums, counting, clapping and marching to integrate musical rhythm into the bodies and minds of each student. Famous works of art will be used to show how visual artists use lines and shapes to create a sense of movement and rhythm on the page. Students will get a chance to make their own combinations of lines and basic shapes on paper to create visual rhythm. The class will read from well known children's books to illustrate how rhythm is used in literature. Students will create their own word syllables so they can experience themselves how rhythm is created using our spoken language. The class will use events that happen every day to show how rhythm is all around us in our environment (cycle of one day, year long calendar, rotation of the earth, sound of an engine, the sound of a bouncing ball). A fun and engaging class!

Target age range: for ages 5–8 years

Cost per child/student: $96

Registration: Register online or email Matt Novachis at matthewnovachis(at) for registration information.

Parent/guardian/educator policy: Parents are welcome to participate in the class, but are not required to do so. There is a comfortable lobby to wait in

For more information, contact Matt Novachis at matthewnovachis(at) or visit