Remember back when you had to learn the recorder?
For many of us it was simply because it was one of the only things our teacher was able to teach in order to tick the music box in the curriculum??
YES, we know it has some benefits, but, let’s be honest... It’s about as fun as eating a pinecone for breakfast.
After seeing the pain in our students (and parents) eyes and ears, a group of us teachers set out to build something MUCH cooler, that kids would actually LOVE...
Something that would meet the curriculum objectives…
Something that would be super easy for even the most uncoordinated teacher to deliver…
Something that required little lesson prep for already exhausted teachers…
Something that would be very affordable…
And, something that our students would LOVE!!!
After a lot of research, planning and fundraising, Rad Rhythm was born.
Today thousands of teachers now use Rad Rhythm and all the funds go back into creating more exciting Rad Rhythm programmes
Rad Rhythm streams exciting and interactive music programmes right into your classroom.
Your Rad Rhythm subscription will give you access to a large range of fantastic music programmes that are individually targeted at students aged 5-12 years old.
Every programme utilises easy-to- access items as musical instruments e.g. stationery, drink bottles, tennis balls, school bags, chairs, buckets, drumsticks etc.
The only thing you need to purchase is a class set of drumsticks, which you can use repeatedly to build these musical extravaganzas with your class.
Each Rad Rhythm course works towards a final performance piece that the children can then perform in front of their peers.
We know how busy teachers are, so each programmes provides clear educational outcomes and comes with a PDF teachers lesson plan to accompany the videos.
Children are engaged from start to finish with sections that have them interacting with the screen, breaking into groups, and working alone. All you need to do is press play, then join in with the fun and the learning.
Programmes vary in length from 1 lesson right up to 10 lessons. You have control over the progression of the content and can easily choose how many days or weeks you’d like to deliver the programme over.
Teachers do not need any musical expertise to run Rad Rhythm as everything is taught from the screen. For those teachers that are still a little nervous about teaching music, our teacher handbook will provide you with the support you need to feel comfortable delivering this programme to your classroom.
Teachers are encouraged to film their class's final performance piece and to submit it for our Rad Rhythm competition, where schools can win $500 towards musical instruments for the school!
Goodtime Music Academy is a social enterprise that exists to provide exciting music lessons and experiences to as kiwi kids as possible, no matter what their socio-economic background.
The Academy started back in 2009 with 30 students and now impacts tens of thousands of young people every year.
Goodtime Music Academy now trains up its senior students to provide weekly lessons and mentoring to at-risk kiwi kids who would otherwise not be able to afford such an opportunity.
The Academy has been very privileged to win a number of prestigious awards for its work in the community including a ‘Local Hero Medal’ as part of the New Zealander of the year competition, The young business person of the year award and the Arts and Culture award for the Hutt City Council community awards.
In supporting Rad Rhythm, you are also helping kids to access creative opportunities that they would otherwise not experience.
To learn more about Goodtime Music Academy go to gtma.co.nz