All Together Drum Circles at kanedrums.com has been working with K-4 students all summer long on Tuesdays at the Greendale YMCA Summer Camp. Above are links to songs the kids composed and recorded together last week after learning the basics of song structure.
The audio link above contains a song about 12 kids recorded as part of a Sturbridge Recreation Dept. group drum circle program held on Sturbridge Town Common Aug. 9, 2017 funded by a Sturbridge Cultural Council grant.
After learning the basics of hand drumming and practicing some beats, the kids then learned about song structure, including verses, bridges and choruses. They broke into smaller groups to create their parts.
Directed by drum circle group facilitator Tim Kane using silent hand signals for orchestration, the kids named the song “I Don’t Even Know” – though it’s quite apparent they did know quite a bit about rhythm by the conclusion of the hour-long event.
Great job kids and thank you for choosing All Together Drum Circles at kanedrums.com.
Warmest regards, Tim
Tim Kane specializes in rock, jazz and show drumming. He teaches drum set, rhythmic music theory, and leads group djembe drum circles. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Cell/text: 774-757-7636