Rhythm n Rhyme completed 5 years this year. To us, it seems like only yesterday that we started out with a few props and the conviction to make a difference. To see it grow the way it has is only testimonial to the fact that the right idea and attitude is all one needs. Today, we can proudly say that we are the only Music and Movement program for Infants and toddlers in Bangalore. We couldn’t have done it without you: Our wonderful mothers/fathers and precious little Bugs, Bunnies, and Beasts! We want to say thank you for all the love and support.
From a “one member” team comprising of Vivienne “Rhythm n Rhyme” slowly grew and in 3 years it had a core team of 4 ladies who simply became synonymous with Rhythm n Rhyme.
Ramya was the first to Join. A dentist by profession with a passion for kids and love for music, she answered the ad for instructor on a whim. Today, 5 years later she is a part of the core team and there’s nothing else she would rather be doing.
Gina, was next! Introduced to “Rhythm n Rhyme” by a friend she was intrigued by it and joined Vivienne the minute she heard of the concept. Her Energy and Passion for music and dance was infectious and made her an instant favourite with the little ones and their “mummas”. Although Gina relocated to Bahrain after marriage, she still remains in touch with many of “her” Kids and moms.
Poorvika, a trained air hostess by profession,started her journey with “Rhythm n Rhyme” as a mom. She and her little bunny enjoyed the music and movement class so much that when it was time to say goodbye she wasn’t ready to leave. To become an instructor with”Rhythm n Rhyme” was the next logical step for Poorvika. Today her classes run full.
Stephen is our newest entrant in Rhythm n Rhyme. A music lover and an excellent guitarist and vocalist, he performs live as a solo performer at Taj Vivanta on weekends. He joined RnR fit as the operations head. He began assisting Ms Viv at her music classes and realized that singing rhymes and action songs with our Bugs, Bunnies and Beasts was exciting. Stephen is wonderful with kids and passionate about music which makes him a great fit as an instructor with Rhythm n Rhyme.
Saving the best for last: Vivienne, or Miss Viv as she is fondly called, is the brainchild behind Rhythm n Rhyme. Along with her children she participated in several music and movement programs in the U.S where she lived for 5 years. The programs were amazing and helped promote co-ordination, balance, self-esteem and an excellent ear for music and rhythm. These programs were not only fun for the children but were also refreshing for the mothers. After moving back to India, she saw an opportunity for such parent/child programs and introduced Rhythm n Rhyme to Bangalore. The program has been incredibly successful and today there is absolutely no looking back!!
On Jan 31st 2016 Rhythm n Rhyme invited all its members (down to its very first) to celebrate this momentous occasion @ the RnR Fit Studio. We were humbled to see so many of them arrive, braving the traffic and distances and giving up their precious afternoon siestas only to spend some time with their Darling Ms Viv and relive the moments that moulded the little ones into the young ones they are now.
It warmed our hearts to see that all the tiny tots who came in 5 years ago at the age of 6 months were now smart little 6-7 year olds.
It was a party to remember!!! From pottery to tattooing, Jump house to Photo booth, Bollywood dance lessons to a showcase of the Rhythm n Rhyme “live”…… it all added up to one simple word…FUN !!!
The afternoon ended with some scrumptious food and drinks!
At the celebrations we launched the live band of Rhythm N Rhyme … “RnR Live”!
We invite you all to suggest a name to christen the band! Please take a few moments to fill out this simple form and help us find a name for “Rhythm n Rhyme Live” @: http://tinyurl.com/namernrlive.
Every respondent will get a gift from us and the final winner will get a special prize from the RnR Team.
We hope to be around to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with all of you