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How it all began

Hi - I’m Kathy Doolan, founder of Rhythm Time and I want to tell you a little bit about myself and 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 our fantastic franchisees and we all take great pride in delivering top notch and award-winning music classes throughout the country. The events of 2020 haven't stopped us as we quickly adapted our classes to be enjoyed online by all our little Rhythm Timers and their parents. This meant that their development and fun could continue safely at home.

And so the musical journey begins...