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Roots of Rhythm: World Drumming for All Ages takes students on a journey to discover different types of drums and rhythm making, encourages them to make their own drums and music, and teaches them about different cultures and how drums have figured in migration and influenced world cultures.

Roots of Rhythm was written by professional drummer and expert ethnomusicologist Dr. Craig Woodson. It was developed by the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC), with support from NAMM (the International Music Products Association) and the International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF).

The goals of Roots of Rhythm are to get students excited about drums, rhythm making, and learning, and to offer teachers an exciting, hands-on curriculum that supports current state teaching content standards.

imgTaking an interdisciplinary approach, Roots of Rhythm encourages teachers to use drums to enhance their classroom content. Teachers of non-music disciplines—social studies, science, math, and art—may use Roots of Rhythm on their own, or collaborate with other teachers.

Roots of Rhythm also offers opportunities for music dealers to reach out to their communities and local schools, to attract new prospects and increase traffic to their stores, and to inform and intrigue a new generation of musicians.


Click here to Register for the Roots of Rhythm Program.