Based in Cumbernauld, just outside of Glasgow, and working across Central Scotland, Rhythm and Groove aim to promote music to all generations – we offer lessons in musical instruments to all ages and abilities, to encourage a love and passion of music.We believe that music should be fun and that it brings people together and our goal is to impart some of our own passion into the world around us and in some way to touch the lives of those that we come into contact with every day, whether it be through teaching or just playing a musical piece.
Karen started Rhythm and Groove to see her passion for music imparted to others.
Rhythm and Groove was started in 2010 by Karen Blades as she started to see how using music in an educational environment can really help the development and growth of children. As she looked into this further, Karen found that although there has been studies that backed her own findings, there is a great lack of resources when it comes to using music in this way. According to a study performed by Northwestern University in Illinois, musical training during childhood could be more important than learning phonics for developing communication skills – this is highlighted by the fact that musicians tend to have more highly developed language-learning skills. At Rhythm and Groove we use a variety of techniques to introduce children to musical instruments and to get them involved in a fun, creative way of learning. You can find details of some of these techniques under our Workshop pages.
Rhythm and Groove provide musical experiences for all ages and abilities
Finally we aim to help people with our music. It has been found that music can greatly help people with additional needs grow in their ability to communicate and interact with the world around them. Through our additional needs classes we aim to see many people thrive in a safe, friendly environment and to see them grow with the help of our music therapy.
Being located in Cumbernauld, makes an ideal location, as it means that we can provide workshops right across Central Scotland, so whether you are in Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, or any of the surrounding areas, we can come to you or arrange a workshop in your local area.
If you have any questions about Rhythm and Groove, or would like more information on our classes and services, please do not hesitate to contact us