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Tuesday, July 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Jump on the Drums! Beginning Drum Kit Made Easy FILLING

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Do you ever find the thought of teaching drums to beginners daunting? Do your students struggle to coordinate their hands, feet, and brain, while keeping track of right, left, and tempo? This workshop provides ways to quickly teach the backbeat, make drumming accessible to all learners, and incorporate other music standards and activities in the fun of drumming. Come and learn the “Pink Stick/Blue Stick” method of color coding the backbeat while reinforcing the task-orally, aurally, and kinesthetically. Learn ways to break up the backbeat while reinforcing musical concepts like note names. Take a shot at creating drum fills and internalizing the rhythm of the backbeat. No drum kit? No problem—we have adaptations for those situations, too! While this workshop is geared toward beginners, any teacher can use these concepts with students who are beginning or struggling to Jump on the Drums!

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Melissa Flail

Music Teacher, Cache La Poudre Elementary
Melissa Flail, Doctor of Musical Arts, has been teaching elementary music at Cache La Poudre Elementary school in Fort Collins for the past five years. She has been a Little Kids Rock teacher for three years and currently serves as Fort Collins Regional Program Coordinator. Her previous teaching experience includes junior high and high school choir and drama. Melissa is excited to present and attend sessions at Rockfest!
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Donna Turner

Music Teacher, Riffenburgh Elementary

Tuesday July 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
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