What is Rhythm Time?

We are the UK’s most rewarding children’s franchise for musical people!

Many of our parents and carers have quoted us as being “the best children’s music class in town”.  We continue to win awards for our expertise in both franchising and for our classes. Over the last 25 years, we’ve met the most amazing children and their wonderful parents and carers and we look forward to helping even more babies, toddlers & preschoolers begin their fantastic musical journey with us.

I’m Kathy Doolan, founder of Rhythm Time, and I want to tell you a little bit about how the world of Rhythm Time began in 1995.

I studied music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow followed by a year at Moray House in Edinburgh where I gained my diploma in secondary and primary music teaching.

In 1989, whilst living in New Zealand, I had my first child and it was really exciting seeing how music and singing helped her speech and general development.

As a new mum, I found I needed flexibility in my working life.  I wanted to share the benefits and fun of early music making with parents and children, so I developed the Rhythm Time programme.

Today over 12,000 children enjoy our classes every week. These classes are run by fantastic Rhythm Time franchisees who all take great pride in delivering top notch and award-winning music classes throughout the country. Our classes help to enhance every child’s development and nurture a lifelong love of music.

All courses are age-appropriate including:

  • Young Baby  
  • Older Baby 
  • Toddler
  • Pre-school

The content of each course is also in line with the government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Are you ready to start your Rhythm Time journey?