Roots To Rhythm™ offers a
variety of programs for K-12 students that are educational, interactive,
rhythmic, hands-on, and lots of fun!
As integrative arts education experiences, our programs are
aligned with state curriculum goals.
percussion instruments are provided for every student. Our
programs are fully participatory!
- Teacher Workshops
- After-School and Summer
- Special Needs and
Our interactive assembly
program offers an exciting, hands-on experience that
boosts student spirit and enthusiasm during academic and
testing assemblies, spirit week celebrations, reward
assemblies, and many more. Special theme requests can be
artist-in-residence, and assembly programs help meet State Academic Content Standards in
math, science, social studies, and music, and include study
Because our programs integrate a full multiple arts
experience (including movement, voice, and body percussion)
and focus on the improvisational process, creativity and
innovative skills are promoted.
Character value themes
are delivered throughout our programs, and include multi-cultural and diversity awareness, anti-bullying, team building,
peer support, drug-free schools, positive self esteem,
tolerance, and respect.
programs are designed to be presented at your school over
several days -- typically one to two weeks -- with
multiple experiences provided to numerous classrooms. A
teachers' workshop and interactive performance program for
the community are included.
The "Drumming Up Values" Residency Program
(click here to view pdf of program plan) provides students with rhythmic improvisation
experiences that create metaphors for character development
as students learn to work together to achieve success. In
the process, students also learn rhythmic skills.
This program helps meet Title IV - Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities goals .
The program was designed during
Director Toni Kellar's participation in the Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts' seminar "Designing Effective Instructional Residencies for Students."
Other residency programs can
be designed to meet your school's grant programming and arts
curriculum needs, and can be adapted to other educational
venues such as youth or church camps or community arts
Our teachers' workshop
program is an excellent activity for staff development
and leadership workshops, opening day for teachers,
retreats, or in-service. Themes focus on team building,
motivation, stress relief, and stepping-out-of-the-box
thinking. Activities incorporating rhythm in classroom
learning are demonstrated. A study guide is also provided.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
A Roots To Rhythm™ interactive rhythm-based event is a great tool for enhancing freshman orientations, diversity awareness programs, spirit events, sibling and family weekends, alumni reunions, faculty workshops, and leadership development programs.
YOUTH AGENCIES and
The HealthRhythms™ protocol is typically used in youth agency programs, with
additional benefits of enhancing self-esteem, working constructively with others, motivation, and a general sense of wellness and stress relief.
A Roots To Rhythm™ program is
an activity that youth and adults alike can share together,
on common ground, providing a highly enjoyable wellness
activity for outreach events such as Family Fun Days or health fairs.
Group drumming brings to the
surface what is difficult to express in words alone, and
provides a safe setting for youth to be self expressive.
Drumming is an accessible
tool with many benefits for at-risk students, and for
those with neurological, behavioral, or developmental
It stimulates sensorimotor synchronization and raises
awareness of interactions with others.
A variety of percussion instruments provides
access for all abilities.