JPS Elementary School Students Experience African Drumming

Bush and Ring Elementary School third and fourth graders benefited from a cool, musical experience – learning traditional African hand drumming. Rich Schuler, from Infinity Visual & Performing Arts, provided every third and fourth grader in Pete Lindblom’s music classes with group lessons.

As part of the lesson, students used hand drums (Djembe) and learned more about traditional African drum calls, rhythms and also working together as a group to create beautiful music.  Mr. Schuler helped students share the power of rhythm firsthand. He promoted conscious listening, teamwork and communication through rhythm and the ancient art of group hand drumming. The high energy, hands-on events provided immediate joy and results while encouraging self-expression.

“I like doing the drumming because you learn to do beats and rhythms and by using different parts of your hand you can create different sounds,” said Bush Elementary School fourth grader, Jose Figueroa.

posted on 07/07/2016 - filed under: Academics, Elementary School, Music, Spotlight