The New York City Music Teachers Association/UFT
together with the Music Educators Association of New York City,
Roberta Feldhusen and Sharon Golub, Co-Chairs, presents
Workshop: Innovative Drum Circles
A Joyful Synthesis of Rhythm, Melody and Harmony!
Presented by Mary Knysh
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Innovative drum circles offer a joyful synthesis of rhythm, melody and harmony! We begin with ethnic rhythms then add pitched percussion and all instruments as well as vocals to the drum circle format, creating an innovative way to experience and learn melody and harmony through improvisatory rhythmic activities. This workshop is terrific for elementary educators as well as middle and high school instrumental educators and band directors. The tools and concepts shared may easily be adapted for all grade levels. Sequential activities build musical skills and self-expression while incorporating state standards. Mary Knysh is a cutting edge workshop facilitator and trainer; leadership and communications consultant; professional musician; recording artist and author. Mary’s acclaimed facilitator’s guide to group facilitation entitled, “Boom Do Pa,” is a work widely used as a reference text in educational institutions. Mary is a facilitator and instructor for Music for People — an international organization that promotes self-expression through music improvisation, an endorsed drum circle facilitator for Remo Corporation and Rhythm Band Instruments Corporation and an Orff Schulwerk clinician.
New York, NY 10004
(check with security for room)
Workshop is $10.00 with advance registration/$15.00 at the door
MEANYC members get 1 Free Workshop
College Students no fee
A Continental Breakfast will be served at 8:30AM.
Note: This Workshop satisfies 4 hours of Professional Development Credit…Forms Will Be Available at Workshop.