RYTHMIQUE is an educational music head start class for toddlers! It is all about rhythm, notes, structure and musical expression using one’s body — the perfect way to prepare toddlers ages 1 to 4 for playing an instrument when they grow up!

Developed by Swiss educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze about 100 years ago, Dalcroze rythmique teaches concepts of rhythm, notes and musical expression using one’s body (movement). This helps young students develop solid musical foundations through their natural body movements in a way that enhances musical expression and understanding while they are having fun!



Age Groups

  • 1 to 2 years old
  • 3 to 4 years old
All classes are for toddlers. Parents are welcome to join and participate! Each class is limited to 5-10 students. Students in our 1-to-2-year-old class must be accompanied by mommy or daddy.


A Curriculum for Each Age Group

Because babies’ minds change rapidly during their first few years of life, our classes are tailored to specific age groups. Students ages 1 to 2 years old enjoy a different curriculum than students in our 3-to-4 year old class.


All Live Music and Instruments

Kids bang tamborines, shake maracas, and stomp their feet to the rhythm while our expert teachers provide live accompaniment on real piano (No CD music).


Small Classes Led by Two Teachers

Classes are small (5-10 toddlers per class), allowing each student to receive maximum attention and instruction. Two instructors in each class ensure each child grasps music concepts.


  • Parents and kids learn together

  • Live piano music at all RYTHMIQUE sessions

    Ms. Nobu familiarizes students with piano at an early age with live accompaniment.

  • RYTHMIQUE kids dance to learn

    Children learn to count in 4/4 time using dance.

  • Semi-private lessons, 2 students

    In semi-private classes, two students share a lesson and enjoy individualized instruction.

  • Top-of-the-line pianos

    Enjoy some of the best in-studio pianos on Oahu, including our beautiful Boston Grand.

  • A beautiful, modern studio

    Even the waiting room is nice at Nobu's Pearl City studio.

  • Nobu works with students one-on-one

    Nobu takes time to assess the skill level of each student to custom-tailor lesson plans.

  • Nobu’s students featured on OC16

    Nobu's students were featured on Tiny TV, a statewide television show on OC16.

  • Focused private lessons

    Our creative students love working with Mr. Jensen. He specializes in transcribing and teaching popular music.

  • Affordable group classes

    Students in our affordable group classes work on state-of-the-art Yamaha Calvinova and Arius weighted keyboards.

  • Group classes, 3-4 students

    In group classes, students who are around the same age learn as a group. Students benefit from group dynamics, and parents enjoy an affordable rate.

  • Our students love Nobu

    Nobu teaches students to enjoy the challenge of mastering a difficult piece.



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    We are seeking a part-time piano teacher for group and semi-private lessons!

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Our affordable classes work around your schedule.
Contact us for a free trial lesson before you get started!

3-4 students of matching age. Our most popular type of lesson.
  • Cancel anytime
  • 30-minute lessons
  • Small-group instruction
  • Toddler-friendly environment
$55/mo. per student LEARN MORE
Full Course
Sign up for a full 4 months (16 lessons) and get $20 off!
  • Full four-month guided course
  • 30-minute lessons
  • Small-group instruction
  • Toddler-friendly environment
$50/mo. per student LEARN MORE
Students can enjoy four lessons per month. Schedule them for time slots convenient for you and your child.
Classes available on
and Saturdays:
Call us to schedule a weekly 30-minute lesson slot.


Meet our gentle, certified instructor, trained by one of
the world’s foremost RYTHMIQUE pioneers.

Aloha! I am thrilled to introduce to Hawaii our new educational music head start classes, called RYTHMIQUE Kids!.

Since 2003, I’ve offered private and group lessons in Pearl City to more than 500 students, some as young as 4 years old. One of the challenges of teaching such young students has been that a majority tend to have trouble counting rhythm and reading notes.

RYTHMIQUE lessons have been very popular for toddlers in my native country, Japan, and it is truly making huge differences. I strongly believe that RYTHMIQUE Kids! is the perfect music head start class for better preparing toddlers in Hawaii.

More importantly, it introduces toddlers to a life filled with the joy of music.

Contact Us

Please fill out this form to leave us a message, or contact us directly using the contact info below. Nobu Sakurai Piano Studio is centrally-located in Pearl City. The air-conditioned, safe, secure practice rooms are housed in the Kaahumanu Building on Kaahumanu St., near Gyotaku and Midas. Free parking is located behind the building, up a ramp between Midas and our studio.


    (808) 636-0143

    98-1238 Kaahumanu Ave., Ste. 201 Pearl City, HI