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Types of Teacher Workshops
by Dr. Craig Woodson
MOST AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE

For Music Teachers, Non-Music Teachers, Musicians, Health Care and Corporate Professionals

1. Roots of Rhythm - World Drumming and Instrument Making (ROR)

  • Play and make drums from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas
  • Use the free, online ROR teacher's guide to practice and teach world drumming and rhythms
  • Teach cross-curricular elements including music, science, math, art, social studies, and language arts
  • Workshop types: Introduction (RORI), graduate weeklong course in Levels I-II-III (ROR-1, -2, -3)
    ROR workshops are either funded by PMC & NAMM or by Ethnomusic, Inc.


2. K-8 World Musical Instrument Making (WIM)

  • Make up to 36 musical instruments from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas
  • Use all families of sound: drums, idiophones, strings and wind instruments
  • Teach world music along with core academic subjects by making simple instruments
  • Workshop types: Introduction (WIMI) and graduate weeklong course in Level I (WIM-1)


3. Drum Circles for Conflict Resolution (DCR)

  • Play and ake drums for his approach to drum circles and the Remo Health Rhythms protocol
  • Use Dr. Woodson's world music approach to conflict resolution called 'Ethnomusic Therapy'
  • Teach therapeutic ways of resolving conflict through drum circles
  • Workshop types: Introduction (DCRI) and graduate weeklong course in Level I (DCR-1)


4. African Drumming and Drum Making (ADM)

  • Play and make simple instruments based on designs from Ghana and Guinea
  • Use authentic drumming from Ghana and Guinea, West Africa
  • Teach music, science, history, cultural awareness, art and language arts with this curriculum
  • Workshop types: Introduction (ADMI) and graduate weeklong course in Level I (ADM-1)


5. Drum Circle Facilitation (DCF)

  • Play and make the 5 standard percussion instruments used in drum circles
  • Use basic facilitation techniques and activities for use in the K-8 classroom
  • Teach drum circles to improve skills in K-8 classroom management
  • Workshop types: Introduction (DCFI) and graduate weeklong course in Level I (DCF-1)


6. World Drumming Techniques (WDT)

  • Play hand and stick rhythms with Dr. Woodson's creative approach
  • Use authentic drums from varied world cultures including Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Americas
  • Learn how to improvise and to read a simple graphic notation system
  • Workshop types: Introduction (WDTI) and graduate weeklong course in Level I (WDT-1)



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