Multicultural Drumming (Grades K – 12) A residency designed to teach participants The History of the Drum through performance, storytelling, interactive experiences, and craft making while combining literacy and creative writing components. Participants 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 participants with the goal of exposing them to the joy of making music through the discipline of learning to create original songs. Participants will engage by 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. Participants 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 rhythms out of recycled materials, plastic buckets, and trash cans of various sizes. Participants will create a full percussion ensemble using these common household materials.

Music Technology with SoundTrap

Feel like a professional producer by learning how to use a web-based music production program. Participants will learn how to arrange and edit tracks in a collaborative software environment that fosters the mastery of basic production skills.