RHYTHM FOR YOUTH TRAINING & PD
RHYTHM FOR YOUTH TRAINING
WORKSHOP 1: 4 ESSENTIAL RHYTHMS FOR YOUTH
What: This Workshop will explore four rhythms from around the world. Each Rhythm will be delivered in a three level progression that will allow you to teach the same rhythms to Kindergarten through Grade 9.
Length: 1-3.5 hrs
- Each rhythm will be presented with: rhythm notation, Kodaly rhythm language (Ta, Ti, Tika), Language of the Djembe (Gun, Go, Pa), mnemonics, and audio recording.
- 5 technique pitfalls to avoid
- Rudiments to improve technique.
- Teaching to different abilities and learning styles.
WORKSHOP 2: DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATION FOR YOUTH
What: This workshop will explore the fundamental drum circle facilitation concepts developed by Arthur Hull and show you how to adapt them to a classroom setting.
Take away: Each facilitation technique will be paired with a three level progression to adapt to Kindergarten through grade 9.
- Call and echo
- Stops and Starts
WORKSHOP 3: FOUR PRINCIPLES OF GROUP IMPROV
What: Peak into the window of group improv for youth. When the right principles are applied, group improv can become an incredible arena for self-motivated growth and musical/social development.
Take Away: Understanding four principles of group improv, activities to apply the principles and how to use existing activities to enhance group improv.
WORKSHOP 4: GAMES FOR YOUTH
What: In this workshop we will break down different styles of games. In particular we will be exploring “Group Mastery” games, a structure designed to encourage high levels of teamwork, develop rhythmic skill-sets quickly and create a platform for playing group improv together.
Take away: You will come away with 3-10 (depending on workshop length) original games and how to adapt them to different age groups.