Tuesday, October 20, 2009

November Workshops!

Oliver Cutz will be presenting 2 workshops at the OMEA Con Brio 2009 Conference in Toronto on November 6th and 7th 2009.

Workshop Details:

Friday November 6th > Session 2 1:00 -2:15 Poetry and Body Percussion (York location)

Saturday November 7th > Session 2 1:00 -2:15 Bucket Drumming (York location)

For more information and to register, visit http://www.talkingdrum.ca/shops.htm

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fun-Filled Teacher Workshops a Great Success!

Thanks to all the teachers who attended the workshops!

We had a blast!

Learning to the Beat of a Different Drum!

Poetry and Body Percussion!

Clap! Snap!

Lap! Stomp!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

PASS IT ON! Poetry and Body Percussion for Elementary Students

We are proud to announce the release of our newest product:
Poetry and Body Percussion for Elementary Students

Create a waterfall with words, snaps and whispers in the shape poem “Waterfall.” Clap, stomp and rap it up in the hip-hop inspired “Pass It On!” poem. Build a school with rhymes and rhythms in "Construction Zone!"Your students will discover the beauty and playfulness of poetry as they chant or rap along to the beat of body percussion rhythms. Exciting instrumental accompaniments on the CD guide students in a chanting and stomping poetry party! Perfect for music classes, poetry units and assembly performances!Learning poetry to the beat of body percussion is an exciting way to make connections between language and music.

Resource Book and CD Includes:
Fun performable poetry and body percussion!
Accompaniment CD with 22 exciting tracks in various styles such as hip-hop, classical, world beat and more!
Reproducible body percussion and lyric scores!
Language and music lesson plans for each piece!
Cost: $40.00

Visit us at www.talkingdrum.ca for more information!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Reflections on the Workshops of 2007/2008

A big "thank you" to all the teachers who attended the Bucket Music and/or Poetry and Body Percussion Workshops of 2007/2008!!!
Your positive feedback and enthusiasm towards implementing these innovative music programs for your students is truly inspiring!
Teachers are picking up the concepts and skills quickly. Many teachers were already drumming with their students by the end of the year and some have even performed the pieces with great success.
Keep posted for upcoming workshops and teaching tips.
Happy Music-Making!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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