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We’ve always been careful about keeping our program healthy, clean, and sanitized, but we’re moving to a whole new level of cleanliness in a few ways:
1) ADAPTED INSTRUMENTATION:
Our new program model will utilize stick drums instead of hand drums. Students will play the drums in the Interactive Performance assembly, School Drum Day workshops or Artist-in-Residency program with a pair TubeStix that are easily cleaned and sanitized. Students will not play the drums with their hands and we’ll have multiple sets of clean TubeStix to use, as needed. This approach will help us control the cleanliness of our instruments at all times.
2) SMALLER GROUP SIZES:
We will follow your school district guidelines when setting up assembly or workshop group sizes. Thankfully, our program model is highly flexible and can be adapted to serve any group size, from 3 to 300. As each school district is creating its own policies regarding maximum class numbers allowed, let us know your school’s limits, and we can design a program that works best for your students.
3) SHORTENED WORKSHOP TIME:
Depending on your school’s safety parameters and size, we may suggest scheduling shorter assemblies or workshops to allow for more sessions and more student participation during the school day.
4) NON-VERBAL CUES:
Normally, we use verbal techniques for teaching rhythms, including Drum Sounds and Rhythm Phonics phrases that students chant while they drum. To reduce the possible spread of contagions through singing, we will rely more on non-verbal cues and visual aids to teach and play the rhythms.
5) MASKS & HAND-WASHING:
If your school requires that visitors, teachers, and students wear masks, we will follow your guidelines. We strongly recommend that all participants wash their hands before and after their drumming session.
6) IN-CLASSROOM WORKSHOP STREAMING:
Once students return to their school buildings, we expect that many districts will limit visitors on campus and prohibit large assemblies for some time. In lieu of in-school assemblies and workshops, we can bring a virtual Dancing Drum workshop into your classroom through your SmartBoard or other technology that you share with students.
We are open to hearing any other suggestions that you may have for making our program work at your school. We want to provide the most risk-free, interactive music enrichment program possible, while allowing students to experience the excitement of drumming together as a group.
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