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Educational Workshops and Programs

Music and Math - Grades 3, 4, 5

* Identify, extend and create patterns using percussion instruments and rhythms


* Analyze patterning rules


* Create tables to display patterns


* Double the patterns, change and manipulate sounds to create new patterns


* Recognize relations of sound and how it looks on paper


* Use rhythms to explore and experiment with fractions


* Contribute ideas to help solve problems, and listen and respond constructively to the ideas of others when working in a group (Oran and Visual Communication)



Music and Language  Grades 1-2 and 3-5

* Play melodies and harmonies on recorders


* Use the rhythms to write poetry using syllables


* Perform and create music with recorders and percussion


* Reproduce specific pitches in-group call-and -response activities


* Create rhythmic patterns, using a variety of sounds


* Produce a specific effect using various sound sources


* Accompany songs, using appropriate rhythm instruments


* Create and perform musical compositions, applying their knowledge of the elements of music and patterns of sound



Sound Effect Activities - all ages
Preschool and Kindergarten

* Simple Songs for Circle Time and Percussion Bands:  This circle time engages young children to do action songs, sing, and play percussion instruments.


* The Name Game:  This progam uses names and syllables to teach rhythms and language

Perform and Create Music - Grades 6, 7, 8

This workshop teaches the participants to compose and perform music on a variety of instruments.


Participants will then perform their work in front of an audience.  


This is a great workshop for libraries too!

* Participants will use musical instruments, and every day items to create sound effects while watching their peers act out a variety of skits.


* Skills acquired includes listening and responding


* Exploring creativity to build self-esteem


* Perform in front of their peers

Participants will: 

  • learn to play rhythms on a variety of percussion instruments

  • create lyrics (use past ideas,  poems, stories, journals)

  • Learn to manipulate lyrics into a melody

  • put melody into chords and rhythms

  • create arrangements and edit song

  • sing, play and perform the song

  • Record the song on audio/video




This workshop benefits each participant by :


Learning to connect with yourself

Developing self-confidence


responding with more empathy,



using intuition and trust, 

communicating more effectively. 

developing a sense of self-worth, self-esteem, and feelings of acceptance and nurture.

Improving problem solving abilities

improving abilities socially, cognitively, emotionally, physically, and creatively.

Songwriting Performance Workshop - Teens/Adults
  • There is ample evidence that music helps students develop the attitudes, characteristics and intellectual skills required to participate effectively in today’s society and economy.  The arts teach self-discipline, reinforce self-esteem and foster the thinking skills and creativity so valued in he workplace such as teamwork and cooperation.  (Schirrmacher 1991)


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