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.
All options available remotely online.
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!
Participant Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Dance, Music, S.T.E.A.M. (engineering)
Remote Stand-alone Workshop (live): $200
Post-Performance Workshop with (1 artist): $175
Residencies: $175/session. Minimum of 5 sessions with a culminating student performance or 3 sessions without a culminating student performance.
Travel fee: $100/day
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. 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 the performer as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts artist.