RAMSR online modules

The RAMSR Module is an online and self-paced course with the flexibility to complete the course in your own time, within 12 months of your enrolment date. 

Musical background, skills, or prior musical training is not required

This course is international time-zone friendly.

Program Overview

RAMSR (Rhythm and Movement for Self-Regulation) is a program for young children that aims to support their attentional and emotional regulation skills, as well as mental flexibility, inhibition, and working memory (the executive functions).

The program was first designed and piloted in 2016 by Associate Professor Kate Williams (Queensland University of Technology) and her music therapy and early childhood music education colleagues. To learn more click here.

By the end of this self-paced online course, you will be able to lead the full Rhythm & Movement for Self-Regulation (RAMSR) program which can be programmed across a whole year as suits your local context.

Included in this course are:

  • four full 15-20 minute RAMSR sessions plans to create a program lasting 12 months as desired
  • 24 RAMSR activities as a base level and more than 30 extension activities, with demonstration videos to extend the program across a full year and beyond (and extend for older age groups if desired)
  • 28 specifically composed original audio tracks
  • 4 sets of visual cue cards
  • detailed learning on the theory and rationale behind the program, including self-regulation and executive function in early childhood and the value of rhythmic movement.
  • 120-page Digital RAMSR Resource folder with comprehensive curriculum materials
  • tips for inclusive practices and supporting children with diverse needs
  • access to an online support community following completion of the course.

Who should participate

This online course is suitable for any educator or practitioner working with children aged 1 to 8 years in any group or individual setting.

This course is suitable for both those with and without musical skills

Core Concepts

This online course will cover:

  • detailed information on early childhood self-regulation and executive functioning
  • detailed theory and evidence for linking rhythmic movement and music activities to self-regulation development
  • learning and access to the full RAMSR curriculum including all print, visual, and auditory resources needed for implementation
  • practical skills for delivering simple rhythm and movement activities that require no prior music experience or training, and very few resources to implement.

If you would like to try a small taster of the RAMSR program and activities before completing this full module please head to our free introductory course.


  • Rebecca Eager

    Rebecca (Bec) Eager. Bec is one of Australia’s leading Neurologic Music Therapists (NMT). She has a Master of Music Therapy degree and advanced fellowship NMT training. Over the past 13 years Bec has worked with many and varied neurodiverse children and adults through her private practice Rhythmic Integrations (formally –...





*Registrations for each offering will open as the most recent date closes, you can register your interest in upcoming course dates via the contact us page and you will be sent the registration link when it becomes available. 

This course is held entirely online and is self-paced and flexible. You can access the content during the recommended 6-week timeframe (roughly 2-2.5 hours per week – 1 hour of content and 1-1.5 hrs of practice), during which time your expert facilitator will be available for advice and question and answer sessions or you can take your time and access the learning materials beyond the 6 weeks at your leisure without facilitator support.

Participants will be granted access to online learning materials for 12 Months from the course start date. Learning materials and content include short videos, readings, optional live webinar attendance (week 5) and ‘real world’ practical activities to practice in your own time.

A Certificate of Attainment for 13 hours of CPD will be issued upon completion of the milestone requirements.