What teachers are saying

Going really really well. Really good to teach from, easy to run, the kids love it. We’re getting the newsletters and resources sent online which are great too.

Jeremy Marshall - Principal, Outram School

Students really loved the program. The practical drumming really got them going. Looking forward to running it with the next class in term 4.

Gary Lawrence - Principal, Vauxhall School

We have had classes raving about how much fun your programme is and how well it is going!! One teacher has said she will do your music drumming programme in maths time as well because it covers fractions perfectly :)

Fran Patete, Pongakawa School

We have loved the Rad Rhythm programme and have felt that it enabled us to be able to deliver quality music lessons to our students without needing to be music specialists ourselves. The students really enjoyed participating, so we are really pleased to see that you have brought out a second series for Y5-6, which means that we can use the programme each year for our music lessons, rather than only every second year.

Helen Bartlem, Elim Christian College

We've really enjoyed the programme! My students have looked forward to the sessions and have bugged me to do more - they're loving it! The programme has been taught predominantly by another teacher during my release time - she has loved it too! It's been really good to leave her this work as it's meant that both she and my class have been really excited about my release times!! Thanks Rad Rhythm. You've prepared a really good programme which is easy to teach! Well done!

Alan Grant, St Peter's & Paul's

We had a wonderful term in term one using the Rad Rhythm programme. Every teacher I spoke to really enjoyed running the programme and in particular the students were fully engaged. Those of us who are not so musically inclined found it a challenge to keep the beat on some songs, but the beauty of the programme is those (students) that got it, we got them to teach. I would highly recommend this programme to other schools.

Karen Jones, Amisfield School

The instructions on the video were clear and easy to follow. The games engaged all the students. It was great they were repeated as the students came to master and run them themselves. Each step of the drum style was broken down and modelled. The beats were fun. Students finished with both a theoretical and practical understanding of drumming. It was really easy for teachers to work through the lessons. You made drumming fun. This is goal number one when introducing students to a new experience.

Edward Pinel, Kingsway School

They are loving it. They would do it everyday but being an "older" teacher I need to pace myself and my eardrums from the enthusiasm. Keep up the good work.

Maree Goodall, Churton Park School

The programme has been fabulous. I have been taking it with the whole school since the beginning of the year. That's from 5 years old to 13 years old.

Leigh McKendry, Seddon School

My class, year 6 & 7, they loved it. Definitely recommend it.

Donna Vincent, Puketapu School

The team at Goodtime Music Academy have created an amazing tool! I have been running the Rad Rhythm programme in my class this term and it has been a huge success. I love music myself but anyone can run this programme, as it is set up so well. My students are so motivated and keen to learn. Every day they ask me when the next session is. I love it!

Samantha Cripps, Trentham School

We had our first session today and the kids just LOVED IT! I have a class of yr 3 to 7 students and its proving to be a great hit with all of them. I am struggling with the first drum beat but won't let it beat me!!! We can't wait to do session two!

Andrea Haycock, Principal of Rangitaiki School

As a teacher I have really enjoyed following the lessons with my class of 26. I find it easy and enjoyable.

Danielle, Te Mata School

Showing the students the 'performance' gives them something to aim for and makes the concept 'visual'. Explaining rules provides the expectation in behaviour. Giving students a sound cue to get their attention is a great idea to introduce different percussion instruments. Your presentation is presented with enthusiasm and humour...something our boys need! Time clock sets limits and gives visual clues to time passing.

Kerri Knight, Tuncurry Public School

The children at Trentham School love the Rad Rhythm program and look forward to each session. They are engaged and motivated throughout the whole lesson. There are a range of skill levels across our syndicate, with regards to both the teachers and the students, and we all learn something new each lesson. It is super easy to implement the lessons, and if we don't understand a concept, need more time, or grasped the ideas quickly, we could "rewind", "fast forward" or "pause" at our discretion, though generally the lessons are well paced. We appreciate the supportive emails from Jonny and his team, checking in with us as well. Thank you for this program.

Katherine, Trentham School

My lead boy - Ceezar counts us in with the same intonation as Jason. He has many behaviour and learning issues, but has been our Rad Rhythm STAR!!

Heather Russell, Deanwell School