Dancing Drum News & Updates

New Article in NC Music Educator Journal: We Got the Beat!

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article in the Summer 2019 edition of North Carolina Music Educator, titled "We Got the Beat: Bring Drumming into your Curriculum", by Dancing Drum's Musical Director, Mr. Steve Campbell. This article delves into the history and development of Dancing Drum, and philosophy behind our musical mission. Enjoy! View full article →

How Drumming Can Improve School Culture & Educational Outcomes

Peeking through the door of the music classroom, drumming may appear to be a fun diversion, like recess or free play, however, while we're drumming, we're working across multiple levels of intelligence. The "fun" layer is the part that engages students and gets them to embrace the experience with enthusiasm. The deeper layers are about creating connections, not only to academic areas, but to each other and to our community of peers. Drumming can help fulfill a basic human need: community and connection. That's why we say that drumming creates happy students, and happy students create...

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Dancing Drum Success Stories

We've heard some great feedback from music teachers about the successes that they've had using Dancing Drum materials in their classes. Have you used "Drumming Up Character" or "Drumming Up World Music" with your students? Do you have any success stories that you would like to share with the world? How have you implemented Dancing Drum in your school? How did your students react? Do you have "at risk" students or students with behavioral issues who exceeded all expectations during their Dancing Drum sessions? We would be happy to hear about your experiences! Please feel free to share them below.

Why so many kids can't sit still in school today, via Washington Post

Many educators agree that children aren't wired to sit still in class for hours each day. They need movement and play to develop their motor skills and actively engage in learning. We believe that focused, daily drumming sessions can help many students by providing a structured outlet for their abundant energy, and the energetic release of active drumming makes way for better attention during classroom STEM instruction time. What do you think? Can on-task drumming sessions improve a student's focus during academic study time? #wapo #washingtonpost
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