Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Drum It Up! - 20 Classroom Drumming Pieces for K-5 By Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg

Drum it up - (Book) 20 Classroom Drumming Pieces for K-5 By Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg

Work is progressing nicely on the new book of drumming activities for elementary music now being written by Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg.  Drum It Up! includes 20 pieces that have been tried and tested with children in Sandy and Gretchen's respective classrooms and are, hands down, the favorites.

The new book will be available in time for the new school year and you can pre-order your copy to be sure you get yours! You can go to their website and take a look at sessions and workshops they've led using activities in the book.  The new book includes pieces for grades K - 6.

The 20 pieces in this book are sequential drumming pieces for hand drums, barrel drums, tubanos, congas, and small percussion.  You'll find everything from easy hand drum pieces using the echo process, to show stoppers with black light beaters or sock mallets circling and beating on giant barrel drums! 

All of these pieces are tried and true, used many times with great success with children and in Level courses, workshops, and conference sessions. Each piece comes with teaching suggestions that will start your creative juices flowing. 

"Teaching suggestions and form are merely ways for you to begin. As you play with the pieces and teaching processes, you and your students will discover new ways of teaching and learning within your own classroom percussion ensembles. In addition, student feedback can be a phenomenal way to create new and exciting extensions to these pieces. We encourage you to continuously “think outside the box” and to give your students the poetic license to do the same."
~Sandy and Gretchen

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