• A child reading a book under the covers of a bed.
    Rhymes and Rhythms
    For ages 4 - 5

2021 Fall Semester Update

In-person delivery of MRU Conservatory Speech and Drama group classes is paused due to concerns related to COVID-19. 

Our fall semester classes will begin as scheduled, online.

In light of the escalating number of COVID-19 cases in our community and our desire to protect the health and safety of our students, we have made the decision to launch our fall semester online.  We are committed to resuming in-person instruction as soon as possible and anticipate that this is a temporary measure.  We appreciate the feedback provided by parents and share your concerns. 

The relaunch of in-person classes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the semester, with Thanksgiving as our first target.  We will not make a return to campus until we can do so with confidence.



The developmental approach and small class size encourage young children to develop clear, expressive speech and confident communication.The class atmosphere is supportive and dynamic, allowing both shy and confident children an opportunity to learn and grow.

Children develop a love of literature as they explore “rhymes and rhythms” of nursery rhymes and poetry, responding to the literature physically, vocally and imaginatively through movement, storytelling and choral speaking. Drama games and role play activities stimulate the imagination, and promote problem solving and self esteem as children work collaboratively within the group.

This is a 60-minute class and runs for 14 weeks in the fall semester and 12 weeks winter semester.

Students enrolling in the fall semester can continue to develop their skills in the winter semester; we offer priority registration to continuing students. New students are welcome to enroll in the winter semester, space permitting.


Registration for returning students begins May 25th. Students new to the Speech Arts program may register beginning on June 7th. 


Instructor:  Becky Richards

Course CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Rhymes & Rhythms (5 yrs) 90491 Becky Sunday Sep. 26 - Jan. 23 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EA1064 $335
Rhymes & Rhythms (4 yrs) 90492 Becky Wednesday Oct. 6 - Jan. 19 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. EA1064 $255
Rhymes & Rhythms (5 yrs) 90493 Becky Wednesday Oct. 6 - Jan. 19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. EA1064 $335



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