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 20-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.