Changing the way children learn
Residencies Available: AFRICAN DRUMS & LOUISIANA FOLK SONGS and WIDER EDUCATION THRU MUSIC PARTICIPATION
Ron participated in the John F Kennedy Performing Arts' Seminar '"Planning Effective Arts-Integrated Residences for Students" in 2009. He has also received training from the Louisiana Institute for Education in the Arts sponsored by the Louisiana Alliance for Arts Education in 2003.
Music is an important part of our lives and has a vital role in a child’s play and educational development.
Through exploring instrument origins, distinctive sounds, and basic drumming techniques, children learn how music and rythym affects our daily lives. We explore traditional rhythms and how each distinctive sound plays a role in rhythm building. Students have hands-on interaction with the instruments and are taught to build rhythms together, which contributes to increased listening and communication skills. During the creative learning session, students are introduced to various percussions from around the world and taught a brief origin of each.
Children connect and respond well to drums and percussion and can immediately feel successful when learning basic drumming techniques. This program allows students with little or no formal musical background to experience playing, singing and performing. It's perfect for schools, church groups and after school programs.
We provide all instruments. We also offer residency programs including African durms and lousiana folk songs as well as wider education through music participation.
Rhythm building using the call and response method
Introduction to instrument origin and sounds
Builds listening and communication skills
Inspires creative development and abstract thinking
Enhances spatial reasoning
- Increases IQ performance