Beverly Botsford

Beverly  Botsford

Beverly Botsford is a cross-cultural percussionist and educator; blending music, movement, and spoken word in solo and ensemble presentations.  Embracing drumming traditions and inspirations of Africa, Cuba, South America and her native North Carolina, she weaves colorful rhythmic tapestries with

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Teacher's Workshops


Program description

“Wrap It In Rhythm” –English Language Arts Integration: Enhancing Language Arts and Fluency with Drumming and Percussion

In this music workshop teachers will learn strategies that use rhythm and percussion to enhance reading fluency and build literacy.

Beverly will guide teachers in playing drums and percussion to create a multi-layered rhythm ensemble that can engage hard-to-reach learners


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music, Theater
Cultural Origin: American, Latino, Multicultural
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Music
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Length of program: Flexible 90 minutes to 3 hours
Space / technical requirements:

Room large enough for teachers to sit in 1 or 2 circles and play instruments; Chair for each participant plus 6 extras; 2 large tables; CD player; Whiteboard or bulletin board. Will need close access for loading and unloading equipment, and help with unloading and set up, if possible. Access to the room at least 30 minutes before the session.



Fees / Ticketing:

$500 for one workshop. When combined with other activities or for Multiple workshops, $300. NEGOTIABLE


NC Standard Course of Study:


SL2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.



L3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

NC Essential Standards:


From the Arts Education, Music K-8 Standards:



ML.1 – Apply the elements of music and musical techniques in order to sing and play music with accuracy and expression.



From the Arts Education, Visual Arts Standards:



ML.3 – Create music using a variety of sound and notational sources.



CR.1 – Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music.



**** These music standards are the same across multiple grade levels. There are connecting objectives in each of these categories for multiple grades.



From the Social Studies K-8 Standards:



Culture K-8.C.1 – Understand and compare cultural expressions and diversity.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

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