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.
Drumming Through Culture and Time
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. This is a unique journey through the history of percussion. With Tom Teasley, world percussionist, students will travel the Silk Road from Italy to China and the Sugar Trade Route from Africa to the Americas.
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: One classroom, up to 60 students if a HS band class. One teacher/chaperone are needed per 30 students.