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Cara Mía Theatre Company



Drum Orchestra: Building Confidence Through Rhythm - Residency

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Formats
Residency
Grades
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Talented/Gifted
Standards

Description

Students will learn the basics of playing drums and percussion. Over the course of four classes, students will learn the fundamentals of rhythm, playing in time with other players, and creating polyrhythms under the direction of Master Drummer S-Ankh Rasa. Students will also distinguish between rhythm/beat, higher/lower, louder/softer, and same/difference in musical performance. This residency will culminate in a final performance for students' parents and their peers. S-Ankh Rasa studied in the music department at the University of California, Berkeley at age of 12. He furthered his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory at the age of 15. He has performed for many artists including The Temptations, Teena Marie, Debbie Allen/FAME TV show, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, MGM movie sound tracks, The Natalie Cole Christmas Special, Barry White, and Marvin Gaye. In recognition of his African heritage, Mr. Rasa has also studied traditional African music and dance focusing on the djembe and dundun drums and the kora (African harp).

Students Will

  • learn basics of playing drums
  • create polyrththms
  • build confidence
  • Literacy Connection: Children's Book of Music by DK Publishing. ISBN: ISBN-10: 0756667348; ISBN-13: 978-0756667344

Details

Dates: Monday - Saturday and/or Sunday
Times: 8am to 6pm
Duration: 1 hour per session - minimum of 6 hours
School Fee: 90.00 Per Hour / $15 Student Fee if class has NOT taken "Create Your Own Drum!" Workshop
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 25
Bilingual: Yes
Technical Needs: open space
Other Information: Each residency is customized to be grade level appropriate. Please email [email protected]

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Please email Cheyenne Raquel Farley at [email protected] or call us at 214-516-0706.
Deadline: 2 weeks prior to start date
Cancellation Policy: All residencies and touring performances can be rescheduled with Cara Mía 1 week prior to class start date. However, in the case that a workshop or residency cannot be rescheduled, it can be canceled up to a week (seven days) before the agreed start date. After a week from the start date, Cara Mía requires half of the payment for the workshop or residency in the case of a cancellation. After the start date, Cara Mía requires full payment for the touring workshop or residency. Touring shows can be canceled a week (seven days) before performance. After a week before performance date, Cara Mía requires full payment for a cancellation. Field trip performances to Cara Mía shows are non-refundable regardless of circumstances such as bad weather, difficulty with transportation or scheduling difficulties.
After School Policy: All residencies and touring performances can be rescheduled with Cara Mía. However, in the case that a Write On! residency cannot be rescheduled, it can be canceled up to a week (seven days) before the agreed start date. After a week from the start date until the start date, Cara Mía requires half of the payment for Write On! in the case of a cancellation. After the start date, Cara Mía requires full payment for Write On! residency. Touring shows can be canceled a week (seven days) before performance. After a week before performance date, Cara Mía requires full payment for a cancellation. Field trip performances to Cara Mía shows are non-refundable regardless of circumstances such as bad weather, difficulty with transportation or scheduling difficulties. Cara Mia instructors are not allowed to release children to parents. Please inform the Instructors of appropriate arrival and dismissal process. A class session will consist of a maximum of 25 students. A DISD staff member may be required to monitor behavior.

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