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SCHOOL RESIDENCIES

RHYTHM RHYTHM RHYTHM RESIDENCY

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & MUSIC

Our trademark residency balances Group Improvised Music & World Percussion Ensemble to create a rich rhythm experience for students. We use African inspired percussion ensemble to illuminate the ways that community, leadership and music were practiced in the past. We use group improvising principles to build leadership and community capacity now, and in the future.


Students will learn and practice:

  • A world percussion song
  • Full World Percussion Ensemble song (Grades 4-12)
  • West African percussion concepts
  • Drum and percussion techniques
  • 3 major principles of improvised music
  • Different forms of non-verbal collaboration
  • A variety ways to connect to rhythm
  • How to build a group improvised song
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    Each of the students will participate in 3-5 sessions and build towards an inclusive celebration for up to 200 people. This is a participatory celebration, everyone who attends will have an instrument!

    Is this residency a fit for us?

    This is a GREAT residency for an introduction to rhythm. If your students have not had exposure to rhythm, this balance will be a well-rounded intro.

    What others are saying

     This drumming residence was nothing short of spectacular!  Our school is an inclusive site, with many students who have complex behaviour and emotional needs, but Lucas didn’t miss a beat.  He was able to not only manage the students, but bring out the best in even the most hesitant of students.  I would not hesitate to recommend this drumming residence to any school and any age group, from Kinders to adult! 

    Carla Stolte (Music Teacher) – Mt. Royal School

    COST: $650/day – (2) FACILITATORS $1000/day

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    IMPROVISING WITH A PLAN

    Improvising with a Plan was built from five principles of improvised music. The big five: Connecting, Creating, Creating Space, Collaborating & Building the Team.

     

    Group improvisation is making informed choices in-the-moment that work toward a common group goal. We use percussion instruments, voice and body as our tools to create musical harmony with the intent of building personal and group fulfilment.

     

    Students will learn and practice:

     

    • Learn fundamental rhythm concepts
    • Learn different ways to connect to rhythm
    • Build confidence in creating rhythms
    • Practice an array of Percussion instruments
    • Fundamental rhythm concepts and techniques
    • Build group improvised songs
    • Be responsible for their creative choices
    • Make choices to help their group
    • Practice empathetic listening
    • Collaborate non-verbally

     

    Is this a fit for our school?:

     

    This residency is for a school that values creativity, problem solving, social intelligence, and independent learners. It is recommended that they’ve had previous rhythm experience with a teacher or past residency; this will ensure the students get the most of the residency.

     

    COST: $650/day (Only option for 1 facilitator)

     

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    “It was amazing to watch Lucas facilitate each circle with the power of his drum. His high, positive energy
    and skills in using the drum to lead each group made the experience enjoyable for each participant.”
    ~ Kerri Kenwell, Music Teacher, Graminia School