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ABCD’s: Adaptive Beats Classroom Drumming and Song

ABCD’s:  Adaptive Beats Classroom Drumming and Song

In most rhythmacultures around the planet, rhythm, song, and dance are entwined in the special occasions around which communities gather.  Greg has assembled a selection of his favorite songs and chants that highlight these sentiments.  Everyone can sing and tap along to the best of their abilities while Greg leads.  Greg uses soft-sound drums to help with sensory overload and is willing to discuss other adaptations or alternate instrumentation.   

NOTE: DRUM FOR CHANGE IS NOT A PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE. The artist brings real instruments for every student. Class sizes are limited to 12 students and 25 total participants so that EVERYONE has the opportunity to make music TOGETHER.   A PLANNING MEETING IS REQUIRED upon booking this program.


Artist Background

Greg Whitt believes life is richer when we communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with one another and with the world around us. Because he believes this, he facilitates programs to help people live, work, and play well together. Greg has been facilitating interactive rhythm experiences since 2002. He is recipient of three United Arts Council's competitive professional development grants and helped spearhead their artist in the workplace program. Greg has successfully included a wide-range of individuals in his residencies, including students with intellectual disabilities, autism, vision loss, and emotional disabilities. He is past president of the international Drum Circle Facilitators Guild.



 

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