July 11-15, 2016

World Music Drumming – Level 1
For teachers, counselors, community recreation leaders, church musicians, and players who would like to learn the basics of African and Caribbean drumming, singing, and moving. This course is primarily based on the publication, World Music Drumming. Participants will learn how to implement and teach a course or an experience in World Music Drumming. The Level 1 class assumes no prior experience with drumming.

Leesburg, VA (Instructors: Checco, Jerz, Mensah, Ryan, Schmid)
Basking Ridge, NJ (Instructor: Le)

World Music Drumming – Level 2
For those who have taken Level 1 and wish to improve their musical skills and teaching effectiveness. Each day, Level 2 participants work with Sowah Mensah or Kofi Gbolonyo on Ghanaian drumming, singing, movement, Ghanaian flute, adenkum gourds, and gyil (xylophone). Will Schmid or other faculty teach ensembles, songs, recorders, xylophones, from WMD supplementary book/CDs. Josh Ryan concentrates on drum ensembles, leading, and songs in pieces such as gahu from Ghana and rumba from Cuba. Other faculty teach materials from other sources and cultures, movement, and reinforcement for the World Music Drumming curriculum.

Leesburg, VA (Instructors: Checco, Jerz, Mensah, Ryan, Schmid)

World Music Drumming – Level 3
For those who have taken Levels 1 and 2. Course content includes drumming, singing, and dancing from Ghana (Ga, Akan, Ewe peoples), gyil xylophone ensembles from Northern Ghana, Ghanaian flute playing, adenkum gourds, and Caribbean (Cuba, etc.) drumming, singing.    Level 3 is taught by Sowah Mensah and Josh Ryan.

Leesburg, VA (Instructors: Mensah, Ryan)

All workshops are available for either Non-Credit ($549) or 3 Graduate Semester Credits ($869) from VanderCook College of Music (register through Music Workshops, Ltd.). Special Host Discounts may apply for teachers in School Districts hosting a workshop. A $250 Scholarship Rebate is available from REMO, Inc. for those who qualify (See policy) [link to this document: