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 every programme has an accompanying teacher workbook with the lesson plans laid out for you. Each of these programmes also have clear learning objectives that are aligned to meet the national curriculum.
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 (Lower Hutt, New Zealand) is a social enterprise that exists to provide exciting music lessons and experiences to as many people as possible, no matter what their age, race or socio economic background. The academy started back in 2009 with 30 students and now impacts tens of thousands of young people every year. Senior students are trained up 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.
New Zealander of the Year Competition
Wellington Business Excellence Awards
Wellington Airport Awards