Spotlight on Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach

Spotlight on Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach

WUFK_Spotlight on Music Rhapsody_Photo 1_SeptemberEditor’s Note: Music Rhapsody has been in the South Bay for over 30 years! What’s Up for Kids wanted to find out more about their successful program and asked them to share a little about what makes their program unique.

For children, music is as natural as breathing.

The trick is to nurture it, develop it and make it a lifelong love.

Music Rhapsody was begun in 1983 by Lynn Kleiner, a specialist in early childhood music education. She’s now an acknowledged authority, teaching and lecturing around the world.

At Music Rhapsody, kids use quality instruments, under the guidance of teachers with advanced music degrees. They learn rhythm, counting, harmony, sight-reading, at a pace that’s geared to each stage of their development.

More important, there’s an x-factor. Fun.

Music is all about joy and exuberance, and Music Rhapsody incorporates movement, dance, singing, hand puppets and more. Kids love it. And parents love the results.

WUFK_Spotlight on Music Rhapsody_Photo 2_SeptemberTheir kids seem to do better in school (no accident; studies have shown a quality music education helps learning in all areas). They’ve progressed from Orff instruments (Music Rhapsody is a firm believer in the Orff approach) and recorders (a flute that goes back to the middle ages) to piano, violin, cello, brass and woodwinds. From classical, to jazz, to rock, Music Rhapsody kids have a head start private instructors are quick to acknowledge. Many have gone on to play in high school orchestras, and beyond. Several have graced the stages of Carnegie Hall and Disney Hall. While still in high school.

Most of all, Music Rhapsody helps kids keep their inborn love of music, for life. And that’s the sweetest sound of all.

To learn more about Music Rhapsody, and to register for Fall classes, visit

Authored by: Cindy Donnelly

Cindy has worked for What's Up for Kids for over 19 years and is thrilled to take over as owner/publisher. She loves helping South Bay parents connect with resources and working with camps, schools and other businesses to get the word out about their quality programs and services for families. For marketing information you can contact her at

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