These workshops are designed for elementary and secondary teachers, music teachers, community services, childcare providers, preschool, parents and community health professionals.
1. Motivating children through music, movement and rhythm games
2. How to facilitate a drum circle workshop
3. Rythm activities to improve concentration and self-discipline in the classroom.
How is this session related to teaching practices?
Specific studies conducted by professionals in the fields of music therapy and mental health show that rhythm: Reduces tension, and anxiety stress, connect people and promotes collaboration. As well as the physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain actually synchronizes the left and right hemispheres. Louise’s multicultural program complements teachers’ mission in their curriculum of education. As their involvement in the various rhythm activities, participants will practice leadership, creativity, concentration, peer bonding, and teamwork fostering collaboration and harmony; essential qualities for achieving success at school. Participants will enjoy building communication skills as they realize that, to produce a harmonious performance, they need to listen and engage one another to achieve synchronicity, coordination, discipline, and focus in executing a group performance. Teachers will leave the workshop with new creative ideas (songs, rhythm games, body percussion, and drum circle facilitation techniques) and educational materials adapted to each age group that will stimulate and enrich children’s lives!
What is more powerful than music to inspire a children’s activities?
With traditional drums and other percussion instruments from around the world, artistic director, Louise Raymond guides participants through rhythms, and songs in different languages: English, French, Spanish and African dialects, as well as stories, dance and games activities.
The workshop culminates with sample improvisational activities that create a rich learning environment for children.
Through this workshop, teachers will acquire an additional educational technique that stimulates artistic and intellectual creativity in children and reinforces cognitive development.
Workshop participants will leave with tools and ideas to encourage children to explore their sense of rhythm and celebrate community!
Experience the transformative power of rhythm!
This interactive and multicultural workshop provides teachers with the necessary tools to facilitate a drum circle using an innovative method created 30 years ago by Californian, Arthur Hull.
The workshop is built on a foundation of rhythms, percussive techniques, improvisation, body percussion and rhythm activities using various instruments from around the world. Participants learn to find their own rhythm while listening to the other drummers.
The participants experience great enjoyment and stress release as they come to realize that in order to produce a harmonious performance, they need to listen to one another, and then engage with synchronism, coordination, discipline and concentration.
Why not enliven your class each morning with some rhythm? We will make a game of it.
Experience a dynamic workshop that will stimulate your children’s creativity, ingenuity, and collaboration while learning about a model to improve academic and social success using rhythm.
Are there no drums in your classroom? Employing our expertise, students will learn to create rhythms without a drum. Using furniture or other implements, their own bodies or the backs of their friends, they will soon discover that almost anything can be used as an instrument to create beats and rhythms.
While participating in our interactive group workshop, students will learn about teamwork, communication and shared leadership. Find out how these exciting and educational techniques can be integrated into your student programs.
WHERE THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN PRESENTED:
MTAO, Music therapy Association, Ontario, Canada
ORFF, Chapter in Calgary and Montreal,Canada
APIC, French Immersion National Convention in Canada
SEBIC, International Baccalaureats Convention in Quebec, Canada
CCTCA, Convention des enseignants (es) à Calgary, Alberta, Canada
NCTCA, North Central Convention pour la région du Nord de l Alberta, Association, Edmonton, Canada
PDTCA, Pallisser District Teachers Convention Association, Canada
GETCA, Greater Edmonton Teachers Convention, Edmonton, Canada
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, C.-B., Canada
FAMEQ, Féderation de la musique, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Okanagan University, C.-B., Canada
Capilano College in North Vancouver, Early Childhood Educator, Canada
Music for Young Childlren, Naramata, C. -B., Canada
Primary and secondary schools across the country
Letter of reference from CCRR
June 24, 2003
To Whom It May Concern:
Louise Raymond presented a Music and Movement workshop in Quesnel , British Columbia on June 10, 2003 . This workshop was made available to Preschool teachers and childcare workers. The 3-hour workshop was wonderfully energizing and provided hands on practice and many new ideas. Louise demonstrated an ability to initiate a response from the participants and did a great job getting the teachers up moving and singing.
The benefits to children from Louise’s program are very evident to those who attended, knowing the natural curiosity and love of rhythm children have. The fascination that children, and even adults, have with drums and the other various musical instruments Louise had on hand ensures their attention.
The drums and rhythms that Louise uses to engage the children or participants in activities and capture their interest were simple but effective and enjoyable. One could easily see the response this program would have when presented to children. The class was totally and completely enthralled by Louise and her drums.
I highly recommend Louise Raymond as a facilitator for this type of workshop and would welcome the chance to have her come and work directly with children. I feel Louise would provide amazing multicultural opportunities for children to explore and learn through rhythm and music.
Program Coordinator CCRR