The Rhythm Connection Workshop
In this workshop, students will explore making different rhythms and beats through body percussion, bucket drumming, and percussion on various everyday found objects. Participants will connect to their inner musician and mover, and explore both individual and group work. The will learn how to be "in time" with the beat, and understand the value of collaboration with, and listening to, each other. The workshop is divided into 4 parts: an introduction to body percussion, a bucket drumming circle, a "junkyard items" orchestra--in which students will practice playing found objects such as plastic bags, metal spoons, pots, pans, tin cans, and broomsticks--and finally, a drumming combination on buckets with music. The workshop doesn't require any previous knowledge or experience in the field!
Available as a post-performance workshop, a stand-alone workshop, or an in-depth 5-session residency featuring more exploration of improvisation.
Remote Adaptation: Includes introduction to body percussion, "junkyard orchestra" and "drumming combination." All activities will give the opportunity for individual students to demonstrate and showcase - unmuted!
Program available in person, or live online.
Audience Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Dance, Music, S.T.E.A.M. (engineering)
Minimum of 2 workshops per day
2 Workshops: $500
Additional or Post Performance Workshops: $200
Residency Workshops: $150-$350
What is a residency?
Travel: $100 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
Planning fee based upon scope of residency.
Remote (Live Online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call and mute students as needed. Please introduce them as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.
- A teacher in the room to support artist and address student needs
- A room that can accommodate a human circle form (either an empty room or one where tables can be moved and then placed back at the end) large enough for the given group
- The artist will bring their own equipment, however, if the school has drumsticks and buckets readily available, they'd be glad to use those