Tom Teasley Music
Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a multi-instrumental genius,” maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator. His educational book /DVD, An American Approach to World Percussion is published by Alfred Publishing. A six-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East, Tom collaborated with indigenous musicians and gave historic performances by invitation of U.S. embassies in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Samoa, Oman and Jerusalem. He has been an artist-in-residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has collaborated with the National Symphony as both a soloist and composer. His eight CDs have been greeted with international airplay and acclaim. He has been the subject of numerous feature articles in both Modern Drummer Downbeat and Drum!magazines. Please visit www.tomteasley.com for more information.
World Percussion Workshops - The Power of Sound
Presented by: Tom Teasley Music
Using drums from around the world, Tom Teasley, master percussionist, engages students in a powerful learning experience, utilizing music, technology, world cultures, math, and history. Students will learn fundamentals of music, such as tempo, rhythm, steady beat, and patterns. Tom gets students performing immediately through simple techniques such as call and response.
Workshops can be tailored to fit each school's individual needs, tied to specific curriculum, and designed to be any length—from one day to a full week. Tom can also arrange the purchase of drums at near wholesale prices from music store partners if the school does not have them. With an American approach to World Percussion, Tom successfully fuses various rhythmic concepts from around the world. This workshop will feature drumming techniques from different cultures including the Middle East, Far East and India.
Dates: available year round
Length of Event: Flexible based on need
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, Technology, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), Foreign Langugage, Math, History/Geography
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Capacity: 50 students / 5 chaperons