Multicultural Drumming (Grades K – 12)A residency designed to teach children The History of the Drum through performance, storytelling, interactive participation and craft making while combining literacy and creative writing components. The students will learn about various percussion instruments and rhythmic patterns from around the world and how they are used in the music of various continents such as, Africa, South America, The Caribbean and North America. This workshop is taught by a Master Percussionist with over 20 years of professional experience.
Songwriting (Grades Pre K-12)
A professional songwriter will work with children from tots to tweens to teens. With a goal of exposing students to a variety of songs and performance skills that will allow students to combine the joy of making music with the discipline of learning to create original songs. The children have fun learning the craft of songwriting, researching the subject and performing their creation for an audience of peers.
Working with a multitude of themes or leaving the topic open for spontaneity, the songs can be written for a play, specific events, or just for fun. The workshops can also be adapted to Early Childhood and Special Needs groups of all ages using artists who hold credentials in Early Childhood and Special Education.
“Boom-Chek!” (Grades Pre-K-8)
Sit back and groove while Ms. Kiana takes you on an exciting adventure through “Boom-Chek!” Rhythm, Grooves, and Theory will be introduced through entertaining, educational, and interactive music creation techniques, rhythmic games and songs. Students will perform on pots, pans, tubes, and buckets to discover their natural ability to create original musical ideas, while addressing standards based learning in the arts.
Trash Percussion (Bucket Drumming) (Grades K-12)
Compose exciting rhythm out of recycled materials, plastic buckets, and trashcans of various sizes. Students will create a full percussion ensemble using these common household materials.