Street Percussion

Musicians PERFORM.

Musicians CREATE.

Musicians RESPOND.

In the music course "Street Percussion", students will access each aspect of music learning by using "Found Object" percussion instruments.  Students will perform percussion ensemble pieces in groups; they will compose songs in multiple parts and perform them; and students will listen to a variety of music and respond to it through writing.

Students will work in groups, and as individuals, to learn to read music notation and use it to write their own songs.   They will also improvise and dictate rhythm patterns, and design and build their own instruments in the style of "Stomp" and "Blue Man Group". This course will be a fun and creative way for students to access their inner drummer, and become better musicians in the process.