World Music Drumming — For Whom?
Check out some of the scenarios below and see the variety of teaching situations that World Music Drumming has proven successful in its 22-year history in over 20,000 schools worldwide.
6th, 7th, or 8th grade general music classes whose students:
are not turned on by the usual passive curriculum often characterized by worksheets
live in the “land of the gland” and are always moving, fidgeting, or impatient
would rather be anywhere else but in general music class
wish they could do something “cool” like play drums
have too often been considered the “leftovers” not in band, choir, or orchestra
Band, orchestra, or choir teachers who:
“have to” teach general music — but would really rather be doing their main interest
are looking for a way to turn general music into something interesting for both themselves and their students
believe that an “active” approach is a better way to get to the heart of music making
are looking for some interesting ways to spice up what they do in band, choir, or orchestra
1st- through 5th-grade general music teachers who would like to involve their students in a more multicultural curriculum by doing African or Caribbean drumming and singing
9th–12th grade music teachers who are looking for a new elective for general students
Teachers of adults who are looking for a popular new course option
Parents of students who are learning World Music Drumming in school — when they hear how much fun it is, they will want to do it too
Other teachers in your school who seem to be dropping by your room increasingly often after you get the new drums — they will want to form their own drum circle
Churches or other religious institutions as well as clubs and organizations looking for healthy alternatives for kids
Businesses who want to build better teamwork among their employees.
Summer Camp or Enrichment Class teachers looking for new options that will attract children.