Welcome to Rhythm Rascals. We bring colourstrings early years music education to Harrogate and Knaresborough. We understand the importance of building strong foundations when educating future musicians.
Rhythm Rascals also run classes specifically for children with special educational needs.
The following quotations were extracted from ‘The Selected Writings of Zoltan Kodaly’, Boosey & Hawkes, 1974.
‘Music education begins nine months before the birth of the mother.’
'Let us take our children seriously! Everything else follows from this. Only the best is good enough for a child.'
'And I would advise my young colleagues, the composers of symphonies, to drop in sometimes at the kindergarten, too. It is there that it is decided whether there will be anybody to understand their works in twenty years' time.'
'We put up the fancy spires first. When we saw that the whole edifice was shaky, we set to building the walls. We have still to make a cellar. This has been the situation, particularly in our musical culture. If in 1875 instead of establishing the Academy of Music, we had laid the foundations for the teaching of singing in schools, today's musical culture would be greater and more general.'